Prejudice matters: Understanding the reactions of Whites to affirmative action programs targeted to benefit Blacks

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Title
Prejudice matters: Understanding the reactions of Whites to affirmative action programs targeted to benefit Blacks
Journal
Journal of Applied Psychology
Author(s)
James E. H., Brief A. P., Dietz J., Cohen R. R.
ISSN
0021-9010
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2001
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
86
Number
6
Pages
1120-1128
Language
english
Abstract
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 trained more generally. Second, the results of a field study showed that prejudice against Black, 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 implication,. of our findings for the study of prejudice in organizations are discussed.
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