Quotation Eggenhofer-Rehart, Petra, Brandl, Julia, Kohlberger, Martina, Schönherr, Bianca. 2020. Work-related age stereotypes: Manifestations in the German-speaking context. Herbstworkshop der Wiss. Kommission Personal im VHB, Düsseldorf, Deutschland, 17.09.2020.




The present paper describes part of an ongoing larger project that aims at identifying currently held work-related stereotypes about gender and age and the use of accordingly biased terms in job advertisements in the German language area. In the focal paper, we take a first step by exploratively identifying the current state of work-related age stereotypes and exploring which attributes and behaviours are viewed as particularly desirable in the work context. In this paper, we use a sample of students as representatives of a younger age group who will soon be looking for jobs and will then self-select into, or out of, job application processes, with stereotypes and the language used in job ads playing an important role.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Work-related age stereotypes: Manifestations in the German-speaking context
Event Herbstworkshop der Wiss. Kommission Personal im VHB
Year 2020
Date 17.09.2020
Country Germany
Location Düsseldorf
URL http://hermes.hsu-hh.de/kommissionpersonal/wp-content/uploads/sites/18/2020/09/WKPers-Programm-2020_200915.pdf


Eggenhofer-Rehart, Petra (Details)
Brandl, Julia (Universität Innsbruck, Austria)
Kohlberger, Martina (Universität Innsbruck, Austria)
Schönherr, Bianca (Universität Innsbruck, Austria)
Interdisciplinary Institute for Management and Organizational Behavior IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
5502 Occupational-, industrial psychology (Details)
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