Perceptions of Employee Race, Skills, and Their Impact on Job Assignment Distribution

dc.contributor.advisor Van Hein, Judith en_US Do, Kimberly en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Frame, Mark en_US
dc.contributor.department Psychology en_US 2014-12-19T19:04:54Z 2014-12-19T19:04:54Z 2014-10-30 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study evaluated the impact of racial perceptions on distributing job assignments to employees. Participants evaluated four employee resumes and performance appraisals to determine which employee was most qualified for four different job assignments. Two of the four job assignments were considered racialized for Black and Asian races. It was found that participants were capable of correctly distributing job assignments based on qualifications, but still demonstrated subtle prejudices on what types of races they believed would most likely hold the various job assignments. These findings may be due to the amount of contact participants have with individuals of different races and the types of jobs they have seen these individuals holding. The results suggest that subtle racial prejudice exists and could possibly influence various functions of the workplace. en_US M.A. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.umi Occupational psychology en_US
dc.subject.umi Organizational behavior en_US
dc.subject.umi Sociology en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.title Perceptions of Employee Race, Skills, and Their Impact on Job Assignment Distribution en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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