Impact of Applicant Disability on Selection: The Role of Disability Type, Physical Attractiveness, and Proximity
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A laboratory experiment contrasting disabled and non-disabled job applicants assessed the impact of disability type, physical attractiveness, and proximity of the job opening to the decision maker. Physically disabled applicants were rated higher than either non-disabled or mentally disabled applicants. However, some evidence was found of a bias against disabled applicants, particularly the mentally disabled, when the position involved was in close proximity to the decision maker.
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- Impact of Applicant Disability on Selection: The Role of Disability Type, Physical Attractiveness, and Proximity
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Volume 16, Issue 2 , pp 291-298
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