Ethnicity and obesity: Evidence of automatic work performance stereotypes in Sweden

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Abstract

Using the Implicit Association Test, we investigate whether employers and students possess implicit and explicit negative attitudes and implicit perform-ance stereotypes toward Arab-Muslim men relative to native Swedish men. We also examine if employers and students have implicit and explicit performance stereotypes toward obese individuals relative to people of normal weight. The results demonstrate that employers and students both implicitly and explicitly associate Arab-Muslim men with less work performance. Also, they have more implicit negative attitudes toward this ethnic group. Obese individuals are both implicitly and explicitly associated with less work performance compared with normal-weight individuals.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Jens Agerström
  • Rickard Carlsson
  • Dan-Olof Rooth
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Psykologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
FörlagInstitutet För Arbetsmarknadspolitisk Utvärdering
Antal sidor54
Volym20
StatusPublished - 2007
PublikationskategoriForskning

Publikationsserier

NamnRapportserie, Institutet För Arbetsmarknadspolitisk Utvärdering
Volym20
ISSN (tryckt)1651-1166