Research - Dwarfism/Heightism

The Effect of Physical Height on Workplace Success and Income: Preliminary Test of a Theoretical Model

Judge, TA, Cable, DM (2004.) Journal of Applied Psychology, 89,3: 428–441.

In this article, the authors propose a theoretical model of the relationship between physical height and career success, and then the relationship between individuals’ physical height and their incomes. Read article here.

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Stature and stigma: The biopsychosocial development of short males.

Martel, L F.; Biller, HB. (2012.) Heath and Com., iv 116.

The researchers explore how an individual’s height interacts with other personal characteristics, family variables, and cultural factors to influence his psychological functioning. Read abstract here.

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Height discrimination in employment

Rosenberg, IB (2009.) Utah Law Review, 3:907-953.

This article explores prejudice or discrimination against a person on the basis of his or her height, specifically in the workplace, comparing short people to their taller counterparts. It examines the ways that existing federal anti-discrimination laws (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) do and do not protect against height-based prejudice in the workplace. Read article here.

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