01 October 2017 → 30 September 2023
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
- Work and organisational psychology
- Social perception and cognition
recruitment minority job seekers (meta)stereotypes job seeking adverse impact gender age hiring discrimination
Building on the theory of symbolic attraction and literature on (meta-)stereotypes/stereotype threat, this proposal investigates how job ads may stimulate/refrain qualified job-seekers from older and ethnic minority groups to apply for jobs. Four studies (lab/field) will advance our theoretical understanding of self-selection processes and may guide practitioners how to better match labor demand-supply and increase diversity in the workplace.