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.


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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