An earlier version of this study was presented at the 1997 meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. We thank James Paulson and Lynne Steinberg for their helpful comments on earlier drafts of this paper.
The Roles of Gender and Affirmative Action Attitude in Reactions to Test Score Use Methods1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 30, Issue 9, pages 1812–1828, September 2000
How to Cite
Truxillo, D. M. and Bauer, T. N. (2000), The Roles of Gender and Affirmative Action Attitude in Reactions to Test Score Use Methods. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 30: 1812–1828. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2000.tb02469.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
The present study explored the effects of 2 variables, affirmative action (AA) attitude and gender, on reactions to 3 test score use (TSU) methods: top-down selection. banding with random selection, and banding with preferences. In a study of 94 upper-division and graduate business students, AA attitude was associated with different reactions to TSU methods in terms of fairness and organizational attractiveness. Moreover, women with negative AA attitudes and men rated banding with preferences lower than the other two methods, but women with positive AA attitudes did not Results are discussed in terms of applicant reactions models, implications for organizations and future research.