Faculty Advisor

Skorinko, Jeanine

Abstract

The study examines the effect of international accents (British, East Asian, Hispanic, or South- Asian Indian) and gender on hiring and negotiation perceptions. Our results show an interaction between accent and gender: female candidates with international accents are less likely to be hired than female candidates with an American accent. But this difference does not occur for male candidates. We discuss implications and possible explanation of this finding, as well as future research directions to further explore this phenomenon.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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