Affective Polarization: Does Political Affiliation Affect An Applicant's Hireability?

dc.contributor.advisorStenmark, Cheryl
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKreitler, Crystal
dc.contributor.committeeMembervan Ittersum, Kyle
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBadiola, Susana
dc.creatorMiranda, Jacob Francisco
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-20T15:59:20Z
dc.date.available2019-05-20T15:59:20Z
dc.date.issued2019-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2019
dc.date.updated2019-05-20T15:59:21Z
dc.description.abstractThe present study seeks to examine the role that political affective polarization (A.P.) may play in an employment setting: specifically perceptions of a job candidate, hiring decisions, and expectations for that potential new employee. Participants were randomly assigned to read one of three comparable resumes: one signaling Democrat partisanship, a second signaling Republican partisanship, and a third neutral resume that did not signal any partisanship. Participants were asked about their perceptions of the job applicant and the standards they would set if the fabricated job applicant were hired. A statistically significant relationship was found between A.P. and the performance standards set for the job applicant. The theoretical and practical implications of this result are discussed. In addition, the present study highlights the need to study A.P. outside of voting behaviors, and instead, look at other domains of life.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346.1/30925
dc.subjecthiring
dc.subjectpolitics
dc.subjectaffective polarization
dc.subjectpartisanship
dc.subjectworkplace
dc.titleAffective Polarization: Does Political Affiliation Affect An Applicant's Hireability?
dc.type.dcmiText
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.departmentPsychology and Sociology
thesis.degree.disciplineIndustrial-Organizational Psychology
thesis.degree.grantorAngelo State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science

Files

Original bundle

Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
MIRANDA-THESIS-2019.pdf
Size:
213.28 KB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format

License bundle

Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
No Thumbnail Available
Name:
LICENSE.txt
Size:
1.85 KB
Format:
Plain Text
Description: