Determinants of attitudes toward affirmative action in a Swiss sample

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Title
Determinants of attitudes toward affirmative action in a Swiss sample
Journal
Journal of Business and Psychology
Author(s)
Krings F., Tschan F., Bettex S.
ISSN
0889-3268
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2007
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
21
Number
4
Pages
585-611
Language
english
Abstract
162 Swiss employees were surveyed to assess knowledge of and attitudes toward different types of affirmative action programs (AAPs) for women. Findings show that knowledge of AAPs was limited and AAPs were most frequently associated with child care measures. Attitudes toward opportunity enhancement programs, especially toward child care, were more positive than toward preferential selection and positive discriminatory programs. Women held more positive attitudes toward AAPs. However, for some attitudes, gender differences were entirely mediated by symbolic prejudice toward working women. Independently of gender, symbolic prejudice was a key predictor of all attitudes. Measures of self-view (self-esteem and gender self-concept) were largely unrelated to attitudes toward AAPs. Implications for research and organizations are discussed.
Keywords
affirmative action, attitudes, gender, prejudice, self-view
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Yes
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19/11/2007 10:52
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