Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Ambivalent sexism – divided into the categories of benevolent sexism (BS) and hostile sexism (HS) – is imbedded in many parts of the workplace. This study aims to explore if ambivalent sexism influences hiring decisions and, if so, what can be done about it. After completing a series of surveys, participants were asked to read about an agentic female candidate who applied for a male-dominated position. Afterwards, participants went through either a factual or emotional intervention before reevaluating their decision. Major results showed that only the emotional intervention increased the likelihood of the candidate being hired but it is not a long-term solution.
Driscoll, Molly Jane, "A Study in the Effectivenss of Factual Versus Emotional Interventions in Reducing Ambivalent Sexism in Hiring Decisions" (2022). Master's Theses. 4405.
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