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dc.contributor.authorNickson, Dennis
dc.contributor.authorTimming, Andrew Richard
dc.contributor.authorRe, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorPerrett, David Ian
dc.identifier.citationNickson , D , Timming , A R , Re , D & Perrett , D I 2016 , ' Subtle increases in BMI within a healthy weight range still reduce women's employment chances in the service sector ' , PLoS One , vol. 11 , no. 9 , e0159659 .
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dc.description.abstractUsing mixed design analysis of variance (ANOVA), this paper investigates the effects of a subtle simulated increase in adiposity on women’s employment chances in the service sector. Employing a unique simulation of altering individuals’ BMIs and the literature on “aesthetic labour”, the study suggests that, especially for women, being heavier, but still within a healthy BMI, deleteriously impacts on hireability ratings. The paper explores the gendered dimension of this prejudice by asking whether female employees at the upper end of a healthy BMI range are likely to be viewed more negatively than their overtly overweight male counterparts. The paper concludes by considering the implications of these findings.
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dc.rightsCopyright: © 2016 Nickson et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.en
dc.subjectAesthetic labouren
dc.subjectEmployee selectionen
dc.subjectFace perceptionen
dc.subjectHD28 Management. Industrial Managementen
dc.subjectRC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatryen
dc.titleSubtle increases in BMI within a healthy weight range still reduce women's employment chances in the service sectoren
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Managementen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciencesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Social Learning & Cognitive Evolutionen
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