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Focusing on Employability Through the Lens of Stigma

  • Pamela R. Waltz (a1), Alecia M. Santuzzi (a1) and Lisa M. Finkelstein (a1)
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By examining the psychological determinants of employability, Hogan, Chamorro-Premuzic, and Kaiser's (2013) model of employability provides a framework for exploring the hurdles that applicants with stigmatizing conditions must overcome in selection contexts. Specifically, the most qualified applicants not only must be willing and able to do the job, but they also must be rewarding to deal with. Reframing selection research in terms of perceptions of employability calls attention to the subjective decisions that continue to disadvantage members of stigmatized groups. Our comments address several issues with respect to the desirability of compensatory selection procedures that emphasize perceptions of social desirability and P–O fit.

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E-mail: pwaltz@niu.edu, Address: Department of Psychology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115
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