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Globalization and its melting pot of different nationalities, ethnicities and cultures is attracting research that is gathering in substance and theory. A dynamic new field that represents a significant focus within management and organisation studies is emerging.
This Handbook showcases the scope of international perspectives that exist on workplace diversity and is the first to define this hotly contested field.
Part I of the Handbook dissects the theoretical reasons and shows how the study of workplace diversity follows different directions. Part II critiques quantitative and qualitative research methods within the field, while Part III investigates the parallels and distinctions between different workplace groups. Key issues are drawn together in an insightful introduction from the editors, and future directions for research are proposed in the conclusion.
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Chapter 19: Outcomes of Appearance and Obesity in Organizations
Outcomes of Appearance and Obesity in Organizations
Is beauty more than skin deep? In some contexts, it is definitely perceived to be. Experimental research has shown that people rate slim, attractive targets more positively on many dimensions, including ability and motivation, than those deemed overweight or unattractive (Rothblum, Brand, Miller & Oetjen, 1990). These judgments apparently translate into behavior in the workplace. Further, unlike discrimination on some physical features such as race, sex or age, appearance discrimination is not generally illegal. Instead, such discrimination is perceived as legitimate, necessary and is a socially accepted, fairly common practice. Because physical appearance and weight are readily observable (as are race and sex), stereotyping on the basis of these factors also occurs readily ...