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dc.contributor.authorØsterud, Kaja Larsen
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Vocational Rehabilitation. 2022, 56 (3), 289-302.en_US
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: How to disclose an impairment during the hiring process is an important question for disabled people, yet the associated employer perspective remains overlooked in the literature. OBJECTIVE: The article investigates whether, when and how employers prefer jobseekers to disclose their impairment during the recruitment process. Stigma and impression management is used as a theoretical lens to interpret employer responses. METHODS: The article uses interview data from 38 Norwegian employers paired with behavioral data from a recruitment situation. Prior to the interviews, the employers were subjected to a field experiment wherein pairs of fictitious applications were submitted for real job listings. In these, one of the applicants disclosed either a mobility impairment or a mental health condition. RESULTS: The findings show that disability disclosure is a balancing act between appearing candid and demonstrating competence and that employers favor identity management strategies that present disability in a positive and unobtrusive manner and downplay the impairment. The employers favored disclosure but expected wheelchair users to disclose their impairment earlier than people with mental health conditions. Furthermore, employers with a relational view on disability were found to be more open to hiring disabled people. CONCLUSIONS: The article illustrates how disclosure expectations can represent a significant disability penalty, thus hampering employment advancement for disabled people.en_US
dc.description.abstractA balancing act: The employer perspective on disability disclosure in hiringen_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse-Ikkekommersiell 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleA balancing act: The employer perspective on disability disclosure in hiringen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.source.journalJournal of Vocational Rehabilitationen_US
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 273745en_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Psykologi: 260en_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Psychology: 260en_US

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Navngivelse-Ikkekommersiell 4.0 Internasjonal
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