ERIC Number: ED213179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Attribution and Stereotype Explanations of Non-Visible Handicap Discrimination.
A male epileptic, male nonepileptic, female epileptic, or female nonepileptic job candidate was evaluated for either an auto sales or receptionist job by 112 university students in personnel or behavioral science courses. The female epileptic and the male nonepileptic candidates had significantly higher probabilities of being hired than the other two candidates. Successful job performance by the epileptics was attributed more to effort; epileptic female applicants for either job and epileptic applicants of either sex for the auto sales job were perceived to be more competitive, persistent, and determined than other candidates. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Los Angeles, CA, August, 1981).