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博碩士論文 etd-0622119-171046 詳細資訊
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Judge A Book By Its Cover? Stereotypes Against Visibly Tattooed Job Applicants
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Cheng-Hsien Li
Advisory Committee
Kayode Odusanya
Kayode Odusanya
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Workplace Appearance Discrimination, Tattoos, Stereotypes, First Impression
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本研究以問卷調查分析828位在台灣擁有工作經驗之受訪者資料。分析結果發現:(1) 可見刺青求職者受雇的機會相較無刺青者低;(2) 可見刺青女性求職者受雇的機會相較可見刺青男性求職者高;(3) 無論是否需要面對顧客,可見刺青求職者受雇的機會並無太大差別。總體而言,根據研究結果,台灣職場目前仍存在以貌取人的現象;目前台南市已經鼓勵求職者無需附上照片,以在未來成為臉部友善的職場,結合本研究結果,台灣現下求職端與職缺供應端可做出應徵過程調整,以利職場公平性發展。
In recent years, tattoos become increasingly popular in Taiwan due to professionalizing and personalizing. However, whether the general job market changed its attitude towards tattoos is still left unexplored by the academic world. This study investigated if visible tattoos on job applicants affect the chances of employment, and further examined if job types have their influences on tattooed job applicants’ hireability.

The present study surveyed 828 adults who have professional careers in Taiwan. The statistical results showed that (1) visibly tattooed job applicants were less likely to be hired compared to non-tattooed job applicants; (2) visibly tattooed female job applicants were more likely to be hired compared to visibly tattooed male job applicants; and (3) regardless of job types, the hireability of visibly tattooed job applicants did not differ.

Generally speaking, the tendency of “judging a book by its cover” is still common in the Taiwanese job market. As for now, the Tainan City Government has pledged to become a facial appearance equal city by encouraging job seekers not attaching pictures of themselves. Combined with the present study, it is suggested that both job-seeker end and job-provider end can adjust their process of recruiting, for a more equal working environment.
目次 Table of Contents
Table of Contents

論文審訂書 i
Acknowledgements ii
中文摘要 iii
Abstract iv
Table of Contents v
Table of Pictures vii
Table of Figures vii
Table of Tables vii
Chapter 1 Introduction 1
1.1 Research gap 2
1.2 Research Purpose 3
Chapter 2 Literature Review 5
2.1 Previous Research 5
2.2 Stereotypes and First Impressions 7
2.3 Stereotypes about Tattoos 9
2.4 Stereotypes about Tattooed Female and Male 10
2.5 Tattooed Job Applicants and Customer-facing Positions 11
Chapter 3 Method 13
3.1 Questionnaire Design 13
3.2 Participants 15
Chapter 4 Results 17
Chapter 5 Discussion 24
5.1 General Discussion 24
5.2 Implications 26
5.3 Limitations and Future Research 27
Chapter 6 Conclusion 29
References 30
Appendix 35
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