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dc.contributor.authorØsterud, Kaja Larsen
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-28T11:34:33Z
dc.date.available2022-09-28T11:34:33Z
dc.date.created2022-09-15T09:15:31Z
dc.date.issued2022-09-14
dc.identifier.issn0141-9889
dc.identifier.issn1467-9566
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11250/3022162
dc.description.abstractMental illness stigma can constitute a significant barrier to entering employment. Drawing on 20 interviews with Norwegian employers, this article investigates how mental illness stigma affects employer evaluation of jobseekers who disclose a history of mental illness. It also explores how employers use accounts of their previous experience with employees with mental illness in their evaluations. Prior to the interviews, the employers received pairs of fictitious applications in which one of the candidates disclosed a history of mental illness. Thus, the interview data were paired with behavioural data on how the employers responded to mental illness disclosure in a genuine recruitment situation. The analysis reveals common stereotypes of people with mental illness as fragile and unreliable. Furthermore, discriminating and inclusive employers are juxtaposed in their approach to mental health stigma, characterised by either taboo and avoidance or empathetic dialogue. The findings indicate how negative experience is coupled with negative attitudes and behaviour and how positive experience is coupled with positive attitudes and behaviour. A central argument is that experience is something that employers play an active part in constructing by choosing to either engage or not engage in a two-way dialogue with employees struggling with mental illness.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research was conducted as a part of the HIRE project at NOVA—Norwegian Social Research, Oslo Metropolitan University, funded by The Research Council of Norway (grant number 273745).en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSociology of Health and Illness;
dc.rightsNavngivelse-Ikkekommersiell 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/deed.no*
dc.subjectDiscriminationen_US
dc.subjectHiringen_US
dc.subjectMental illnessen_US
dc.subjectStigmasen_US
dc.titleMental illness stigma and employer evaluation in hiring: Stereotypes, discrimination and the role of experienceen_US
dc.title.alternativeMental illness stigma and employer evaluation in hiring: Stereotypes, discrimination and the role of experienceen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.description.versionpublishedVersionen_US
dc.rights.holder© 2022 The Authorsen_US
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cristin.fulltextoriginal
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.13544
dc.identifier.cristin2051863
dc.source.journalSociology of Health and Illnessen_US
dc.source.pagenumber1-19en_US
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 273745en_US


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