Resumes of fictitious applicants for entry-level professional positions were mailed to 458 potential employers, and the responses were analyzed. A three-group experimental design permitted control for differential response not due to the race and sex treatment. Preferential treatment was found in favor of blacks over whites and in favor of males over females.
Preferential Treatment in Preselection Decisions According to Sex and RaceManagement
PublisherAcademy of Management
Citation InformationMcIntyre, S., Moberg, D. J., & Posner, B. Z. (1980). Preferential Treatment in Preselection Decisions According to Sex and Race. Academy of Management Journal, 23(4), 738–749. http://doi.org/10.2307/255560