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Prejudice matters: understanding the reactions of Whites to affirmative action programs targeted to benefit Blacks.
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PMID:  11768055     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors examined, in 2 studies, the effects of equal employment opportunity/affirmative action (EEO/AA) policies on Whites' job-related attitudes. First, in an experiment, White prospective job recruits, as expected, rated a potential employer whose EEO/AA policies were framed as targeted to benefit Blacks as less attractive than a potential employer whose EEO/AA policies were framed more generally. Second. the results of a field study showed that prejudice against Blacks moderated the relationship between Whites' perceptions that their organization's EEO/AA policies were targeted to benefit Blacks and their satisfaction with promotion opportunities. Specifically, among prejudiced Whites, this relationship was negative and considerable in size (r = -.39. p < .01); whereas, among nonprejudiced Whites, it was negligible (r = -.04, ns). The implications of our findings for the study of prejudice in organizations are discussed.
E H James; A P Brief; J Dietz; R R Cohen
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of applied psychology     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0021-9010     ISO Abbreviation:  J Appl Psychol     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-20     Completed Date:  2002-04-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0222526     Medline TA:  J Appl Psychol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1120-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Goizueta Business School, Emory University, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans*
European Continental Ancestry Group*
Public Policy*
Social Change
Social Perception*

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