Future Recruiters’ Attitudes Toward Gender Dysphoric Individuals
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Gender dysphoric individuals are a growing number in society and like other minority groups they are at risk of falling victim to discrimination. In an attempt to understand how attitudes affect discriminatory behaviour in a recruitment situation, future recruiters’ implicit and explicit attitudes toward gender dysphoric individuals were measured in relation to a résumé choice task. Implicit attitudes were measured with an Implicit Association Test and explicit attitudes with a transphobia scale. An independent sample t-test was conducted (N = 42), to measure if implicit attitudes differed between participants who chose a résumé of a gender dysphoric individual and participants that chose a résumé of a non-gender dysphoric individual. Although no significant differences in attitudes between the two groups were found, the results indicate other noteworthy differences in that a vast majority of participants had negative implicit attitudes toward gender dysphoric individuals in contrast to their positive explicit attitudes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 20 p.
Gender Dysphoria, Recruitment, Discrimination, IAT, CV-review
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-119802OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-119802DiVA: diva2:848440