Quantitative and content analyses were performed to test the hypothesis that the lack‐of‐fit model (Heilman, 1983) could provide the needed theoretical framework for organizational obesity discrimination. A computer morphing program allowed for the same stimulus applicant to be used in both the average‐weight and the overweight conditions. Results of the quantitative analysis show that undergraduate participants perceived overweight (vs. average‐weight) applicants as having more negative work‐related attributes, but did not discriminate against them in the hiring process. A content analysis provided some evidence for the lack‐of‐fit model (Heilman, 1983) as an explanatory model for obesity discrimination.
Journal of Applied Social Psychology – Wiley
Published: May 1, 2001
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