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Det är insidan som räknas, eller? En kvantitativ studie om hur attraktivitet påverkar personbedömningar i rekryteringssituationer

Anlér Blomberg, Hanna LU (2012) PSYK01 20121
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect that attractiveness have on judgment of individuals concerning qualities of warmth, competence and suitability for hiring. Also if these judgments vary depending on the judger received a warning or not, that physical attractiveness can affect judgment. A survey containing 16 applicants for a job as a programmer was created. Half of the applicants had an attractive picture and half had an unattractive picture. The survey was created in four versions where two versions included a warning that described the effect attractiveness have on judgments. Sixty participants completed the survey. Results show a strong significant main effect for attractiveness. Attractive people were judged to have... (More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect that attractiveness have on judgment of individuals concerning qualities of warmth, competence and suitability for hiring. Also if these judgments vary depending on the judger received a warning or not, that physical attractiveness can affect judgment. A survey containing 16 applicants for a job as a programmer was created. Half of the applicants had an attractive picture and half had an unattractive picture. The survey was created in four versions where two versions included a warning that described the effect attractiveness have on judgments. Sixty participants completed the survey. Results show a strong significant main effect for attractiveness. Attractive people were judged to have higher qualities regarding warmth and competence and they were judged to be more suitable for hiring. There was no interaction effect between attractiveness and warning that means the warning did not affect the judgments. The attractiveness stereotype exists and misattribution is made on an implicit level under the influence of the halo effect. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Syftet med denna studie var att undersöka effekten av attraktivitet för bedömningar av värmeegenskaper, kompetensegenskaper samt anställningslämplighet och om dessa bedömningar varierar beroende på om bedömaren fått en varning eller inte om att fysisk attraktivitet kan påverka bedömningen. En enkät skapades med 16 ansökningar till en arbetsannons som programmerare. För hälften av ansökningarna var personen attraktiv och för den andra hälften var personen oattraktiv. Enkäten skapades i fyra versioner där två av versionerna innehöll en varningsbetingelse som beskrev attraktivitets implicita inverkan på personbedömningar, och två saknade denna varningsbetingelse. Enkäten besvarades av 60 deltagare. Resultaten visade på en starkt signifikant... (More)
Syftet med denna studie var att undersöka effekten av attraktivitet för bedömningar av värmeegenskaper, kompetensegenskaper samt anställningslämplighet och om dessa bedömningar varierar beroende på om bedömaren fått en varning eller inte om att fysisk attraktivitet kan påverka bedömningen. En enkät skapades med 16 ansökningar till en arbetsannons som programmerare. För hälften av ansökningarna var personen attraktiv och för den andra hälften var personen oattraktiv. Enkäten skapades i fyra versioner där två av versionerna innehöll en varningsbetingelse som beskrev attraktivitets implicita inverkan på personbedömningar, och två saknade denna varningsbetingelse. Enkäten besvarades av 60 deltagare. Resultaten visade på en starkt signifikant huvudeffekt av attraktivitet. Attraktiva personer skattades högre på värme- och kompetensegenskaper och de ansågs mer lämpliga för anställning. Det påträffades ingen interaktionseffekt mellan attraktivitet och varningsbetingelse vilket innebär att varning ej påverkade bedömningen. Attraktivitetsstereotypen existerar och missattribution av positiva egenskaper sker på en implicit nivå med inverkan av haloeffekten. (Less)
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Anlér Blomberg, Hanna LU
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PSYK01 20121
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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implicit, recruitment, attractiveness, misattribution, halo effect
language
Swedish
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2701837
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2012-06-15 11:18:45
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to examine the effect that attractiveness have on judgment of individuals concerning qualities of warmth, competence and suitability for hiring. Also if these judgments vary depending on the judger received a warning or not, that physical attractiveness can affect judgment. A survey containing 16 applicants for a job as a programmer was created. Half of the applicants had an attractive picture and half had an unattractive picture. The survey was created in four versions where two versions included a warning that described the effect attractiveness have on judgments. Sixty participants completed the survey. Results show a strong significant main effect for attractiveness. Attractive people were judged to have higher qualities regarding warmth and competence and they were judged to be more suitable for hiring. There was no interaction effect between attractiveness and warning that means the warning did not affect the judgments. The attractiveness stereotype exists and misattribution is made on an implicit level under the influence of the halo effect.},
  author       = {Anlér Blomberg, Hanna},
  keyword      = {implicit,recruitment,attractiveness,misattribution,halo effect},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Det är insidan som räknas, eller? En kvantitativ studie om hur attraktivitet påverkar personbedömningar i rekryteringssituationer},
  year         = {2012},
}