This project was partially supported by National Institute on Aging Grant R01 AG1 4655.
Age Discrimination in Personnel Decisions: A Reexamination1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 34, Issue 8, pages 1551–1562, August 2004
How to Cite
Weiss, E. M. and Maurer, T. J. (2004), Age Discrimination in Personnel Decisions: A Reexamination. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 34: 1551–1562. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2004.tb02786.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Rosen and Jerdee's (1976a) classic study on age discrimination, conducted over 25 years ago, was replicated in the present study. In the original study, participants rated older targets as being less desirable and suitable in a variety of work-related scenarios. In contrast, participants in the current study rated older and younger targets as similarly qualified and suitable for promotion, training, and hiring. The discontinuity between the results of the 2 studies is discussed, and explanations involving both social change and methodological factors are suggested.