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Inverkar kön och etnicitet på bedömningen av lämplighet för en professorstjänst?: En experimentell studie.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Does gender and ethnicity impact an applicant's suitability for a professorship? : An experimental study. (English)
Abstract [sv]

Studien syftade till att genom manipulation av namn på en fiktiv sökande till en ledig professur granska om bedömningar vid en professorstillsättning inom akademin i Sverige påverkas av sökandes kön och etnicitet. Anställda vid Högskolan i Gävle läste ett sakkunnigutlåtande och besvarade därefter en serie frågor om en sökandes lämplighet för tjänsten som professor. Sökandes kön och etnicitet manipulerades genom att ändra den sökandes namn. Inga signifikanta skillnader i bedömningen av den sökandes lämplighet baserat på kön eller etnicitet förelåg. Kvinnor skattade de sökandes lämplighet för professorstjänsten högre än män. Det fanns en skillnad vid bedömning mellan etnicitet då deltagaren fick svara på om de själva tyckte att den sökande skulle få tjänsten och om de trodde att den skulle få tjänsten. Avsaknaden av signifikanta effekter av kön och etnicitet hos den bedömda sökande kan försiktigt tolkas som att jämställdhetsarbetet inom akademin börjat ge resultat.

Abstract [en]

The purpose of the study was through manipulation of the name on a fictional applicant for a vacant professorship review if the assessments within the Academy of Sweden were shifting, depending on the applicant’s gender and ethnicity. Staff from Högskolan i Gävle read an expert opinion and then answered a series of questions about an applicant's suitability for a vacant professorship. The applicant’s gender and ethnicity were manipulated by changing the applicant’s name. No significant differences in the assessment of the applicant's suitability based on gender or ethnicity existed. Women estimated the applicant’s suitability for the professorship higher than men did. The participants made a difference by ethnicity if they themselves thought that the applicant would receive the professorship and if they thought that the applicant would receive the professorship. The lack of significant effects of gender and ethnicity of the assessed applicant can cautiously interpreted as the fact that the gender equality work within the academy has begun to profit results.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 22
Keywords [en]
Discrimination, gender, ethnicity, assessments, academia
Keywords [sv]
Diskriminering, kön, etnicitet, bedömning, akademin
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Applied Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-27310OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-27310DiVA, id: diva2:1222751
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Psychology
Educational program
Human resources and labour relations
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Available from: 2018-06-25 Created: 2018-06-22 Last updated: 2018-06-25Bibliographically approved

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