December 1983 | Hitt, Michael A.
though a number of laws exist concerning equal employment opportunity (EEO), research suggests that discrimination still exists. Are attitudes and intentions regarding EEO compliance evolving among those who are planning managerial careers and have grown up in the era since passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964? To explore this question, the present study investigated business students’ evaluations of various job applications. Specifically, students were exposed to resumes of job applicants who varied in terms of their employment experience, age, race, and sex. Analyses indicated a main effect for employment experience and two small interactions. The relationship of these perceptions to actual future behaviors was discussed. Results were also compared to those of previous studies of business students’ attitudes and intentions regarding discrimination in employment.
- Marcelline R. Fusilier
Perceptual & Motor Skills
CHECK OUT THE FREE APP BELOW