Authors: David A. Kravitz and Stephen L. Klineberg

Title: Affirmative action attitudes: Effects of respondent ethnicity, AAP strength, and anticipated impacts

Source: In D. Nagao (Ed.), Academy of Management best paper proceedings 2002. Briarcliff Manor, NY: Academy
of Management. 2002.

Attitudes toward affirmative action plans (AAPs) differed as a function of AAP strength, respondent ethnicity, and their interaction. Among Whites and U.S.-born Hispanics, support decreased as AAP strength increased. Blacks and Hispanic immigrants rated AAPs of intermediate strength most positively. Attitudes were consistently related to anticipated consequences for organizational performance.

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