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ERIC Number: EJ825912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
A Meta-Analysis of Empirical Studies of Weight-Based Bias in the Workplace
Rudolph, Cort W.; Wells, Charles L.; Weller, Marcus D.; Baltes, Boris B.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v74 n1 p1-10 Feb 2009
For nearly 30 years researchers have investigated how bodyweight affects evaluative workplace outcomes, such as hiring decisions and performance appraisals. Despite this, no meta-analytic review has been undertaken to quantify the negative impact that bodyweight has on such outcomes. The results of this meta-analytic study suggest that in relation to non-overweight individuals in the workplace, overweight individuals may be disadvantaged across evaluative workplace outcomes (d = -0.52). Further, differences in magnitude of the effects of weight-based bias were found for hiring (d = -0.70) and performance (d = -0.23) outcomes. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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