Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Subjects observed a prerecorded job interview of a male or a female applicant whose gesturing was either broad (hands/arms moving away from the body), narrow (hands/arms moving close to the body), or not used (hands folded on lap). Subjects then completed evaluations on the applicant and the type of gesturing used. Results suggest that in placing individuals in jobs, women stereotype both men and women according to the type of gesturing used. Men, on the other hand, stereotype only men according to the type of gesturing used, but stereotyped women regardless of the type of gesturing used. Implications of this stereotyped job placement on both women's and men's opportunities are discussed.
Tillinger, Renee R., "Gesturing in an interview situation : effects of gender" (1990). Honors Theses. 1084.