Title

Can Applicants' Characteristics Explain the Sex Structuring of Organizations?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1985

Publisher

Ammons Scientific

Abstract

This study investigates attitudes towards the job search held by a sample of 60 male and 55 female college seniors. Respondents completed a questionnaire which included hypothetical job-search situations and items to gauge attitudes about seeking a job. There were no significant differences in the responses of men and women, suggesting that differential behavior of job applicants along gender lines is not a valid explanation for the sex-structuring of organizations. Implications for future research are offered.