Finkelstein, Lisa M.
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Psychology
This study attempted to examine the underlying processes of discrimination towards people with hearing disabilities in the hiring context. Previous research has used social identity theory, social categorization theory, social dominance theory, and social motives to explain discrimination toward others. Newer research has suggested that discrimination can be caused by distraction interfering with cognitive processes. There are instances in which both discrimination theories and distraction can be used to explain discrimination. This study tests a model that combines these two lines of research. The results of the study did not find support for this model. However, the results did find support for a conceptually related exploratory model. Future research should attempt to find support for this exploratory model.
Martinez, Jesus Jose, "Examining Effects of Hearing Aids in Job interviews" (2019). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 7406.
Northern Illinois University
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