Timming, Andrew and Nickson, Dennis and Re, Daniel and Perrett, David (2017) What do you think of my ink? Assessing the effects of body art on employment chances. Human Resource Management, 56 (1). pp. 133-149. ISSN 0090-4848
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Using mixed design analysis of variance, this paper examines the effect of body art on job applicant hireability ratings. It employs the literatures on the social psychologies of stigma and prejudice, as well as aesthetic labor, to frame the argument. The results indicate that photos of tattooed and pierced job applicants result in lower hireability ratings compared to the control faces. The negative effect of body art on employment chances is, however, reduced for job applicants seeking non customer facing roles. In customer facing roles, the tattoo is associated with lower hireability ratings than the piercing. The results suggest that visible body art can potentially be a real impediment to employment.
|Keywords:||tattoo, body art, employability, human resource management, Management. Industrial Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Strategy and Management, Applied Psychology, Management of Technology and Innovation|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management|
|Department:||Strathclyde Business School > Human Resource Management|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||25 Jun 2015 08:36|
|Last modified:||03 Apr 2017 13:28|