Unemployment Stigma and the Selection Process

dc.contributor.advisor Frame, Mark en_US
dc.contributor.author Pearn, Morgan en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Van Hein, Judith en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Moffett, Richard en_US
dc.contributor.department Psychology en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-25T14:39:35Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-25T14:39:35Z
dc.date.issued 2015-06-23 en_US
dc.description.abstract The 2007- 2009 recession resulted in the largest proportion of long-term unemployed people in U.S. history (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012). In the recovery of such a deep recession, the labor market now faces the task of placing a high volume of unemployed applicants back into the workforce. It is therefore important to consider the perceptions that employers may have of the unemployed when reviewing these applicants in the selection process. Recent research has shown that unemployed individuals are viewed as being chiefly responsible for their unemployment, either because they lack skills or motivation (Oberholzer-Gee, 2008). This study further examines unemployment stigma. Specifically, how third variables such as an applicant’s age, gender, and length of unemployment affect the applicant’s ability to get hired. Results indicate the unemployed are viewed as less hireable than the currently employed, regardless of unemployment length. en_US
dc.description.degree M.A. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/4542
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Discrimination en_US
dc.subject Hiring en_US
dc.subject Selection en_US
dc.subject Stigma en_US
dc.subject Unemployed en_US
dc.subject Unemployment en_US
dc.subject.umi Psychology en_US
dc.subject.umi Organizational behavior en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.title Unemployment Stigma and the Selection Process en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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