Fairness Perceptions of Screening Social Networking Sites for Hiring Decisions

dc.contributor.advisor McCarthy, Patrick en_US
dc.contributor.author Kluesner, Kimberly en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Van Hein, Judith en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Hein, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.department Psychology en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-02T18:49:45Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-02T18:49:45Z
dc.date.issued 2013-05-31 en_US
dc.description.abstract As the popularity of social networking sites (e.g. Facebook and Twitter) continues to increase, employers are beginning to use these sites as sources of screening applicants for hiring purposes. Employers feel the need to screen the sites due to a number of legitimate business concerns related to hiring applicants including illegal activity such as drug use and inappropriate behavior such as negative work comments about one's current workplace. However, there are concerns with the level of privacy invasiveness employers are using to find this information such as requiring login information. This study's primary focus was to determine if levels of privacy invasiveness and legitimate business concerns would influence fairness perceptions. Higher levels of privacy invasiveness and less serious levels of the legitimate business concerns found resulted in lower fairness perceptions. Results indicate potential issues employers may encounter as they attempt to balance their legitimate business concerns with applicants' privacy concerns. en_US
dc.description.degree M.A. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/3541
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Applicant screening en_US
dc.subject Employment law en_US
dc.subject Facebook en_US
dc.subject Fairness en_US
dc.subject Privacy en_US
dc.subject Social networking en_US
dc.subject.umi Occupational psychology en_US
dc.subject.umi Psychology en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.title Fairness Perceptions of Screening Social Networking Sites for Hiring Decisions en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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