Impression of Expression: The Relationship Between Ambivalent Sexism and Perceptions of Gender-Typed Applicants
Florida Southern College
The purpose of the current study is to determine a relationship between ambivalent sexism and perceptions of applicants as a function of the applicant’s level of masculinity and femininity. Although there has been a progressive shift toward equal opportunity within the workplace, there is still a bias that surrounds applicants’ gender and their hireability for certain positions. Furthermore, this discrimination can extend to the gendered job type (e.g., managerial positions are considered masculine) and the incongruency between an applicant’s sex and their gender expression (i.e., masculinity, femininity).
Honors Thesis Fall 2020
Employability, Sexism, Gender mainstreaming, Gender-blindness, Executive succession