Event Title

Job Applicant Survey

Location

CSU 202

Start Date

9-4-2012 9:00 AM

End Date

9-4-2012 10:00 AM

Student's Major

Psychology

Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mentor's Name

Kristie Campana

Mentor's Department

Psychology

Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

This research is to examine the effect of race and stereotypically African-American/ Caucasian names on how people perceive and rate resumes. Specifically, we expect that when an African American has a stereotypically African-American name, they will be rated lower than when they have a stereotypically Caucasian name. We do not expect similar results for a Caucasian applicant due to the name. Participants will be recruited by being asked to spend 10 minutes filling out a survey. The researcher will approach people on campus, and ask if they would be willing to fill out a survey. If they agree, the researcher will obtain their written consent, provide them with the materials, and will give them approximately 10 minutes to complete the survey. This research has important implications, as when individuals are barred from organizations because of racial characteristics, it prevents fair access to employment opportunities, and decreases diversity within the workforce.

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Job Applicant Survey

CSU 202

This research is to examine the effect of race and stereotypically African-American/ Caucasian names on how people perceive and rate resumes. Specifically, we expect that when an African American has a stereotypically African-American name, they will be rated lower than when they have a stereotypically Caucasian name. We do not expect similar results for a Caucasian applicant due to the name. Participants will be recruited by being asked to spend 10 minutes filling out a survey. The researcher will approach people on campus, and ask if they would be willing to fill out a survey. If they agree, the researcher will obtain their written consent, provide them with the materials, and will give them approximately 10 minutes to complete the survey. This research has important implications, as when individuals are barred from organizations because of racial characteristics, it prevents fair access to employment opportunities, and decreases diversity within the workforce.

Recommended Citation

Akhalu, Timothy. "Job Applicant Survey." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 9, 2012.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2012/oral-session-02/1