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What does job applicants' body art signal to employers?
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Abstract
In this study, we present a state-of-the-art scenario experiment which, for the first time in the literature, directly measures the stigmas surrounding job candidates with tattoos and piercings using real recruiters. We find that job candidates with body art are perceived as less pleasant to work with, less honest, less emotionally stable, less agreeable, less conscientious and less manageable. This goes hand in hand with lower hireability for men with body art but not for women. Compared to candidates who reveal obesity, a characteristic we also randomise, those with body art score better overall in terms of hireability and rated personality, similar in terms of rated taste for collaboration but worse in terms of rated direct productivity drivers.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of economic behavior and organization. - Amsterdam, 1980, currens
Publication
Amsterdam : Elsevier , 2024
ISSN
0167-2681 [print]
1879-1751 [online]
DOI
10.1016/J.JEBO.2023.12.008
Volume/pages
217 (2024) , p. 742-755
ISI
001160015900001
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Creation 04.03.2024
Last edited 07.03.2024
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