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Earl Paz Navalta, MA

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Organization for which I currently work:
     Toyota Financial Services
Job title:
     Strategic Recruiting Consultant

Past employers:
     Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
          Contact Recruiter
     Gemstar-TV Guide International
          Senior Corporate Recruiter
     FOX Cable Networks
          Corporate Recruiter
     Digital Domain
          Corporate Recruiter
     Marino and Associates
          Account Executive/Recruiter

Research/IO interests:
     Customer satisfaction
     Organizational development and teams
     Team-based learning
     Performance measurement
     Work-family issues

Undergraduate education:
     BA in Psychology, UCLA  

Thesis title and abstract:
“Modern Homophobia”: The Effects of Homophobia, Sexual Preference, and Decision Context on Simulated Hiring Decisions
     The purpose of this study was to investigate whether decision context is related to inconsistent ratings of homosexual job candidates by homophobic people, but is not related to ratings for non-homophobic people. The dependent variable investigated was the rating of the job candidates. The independent variables were sexual preference, homophobia, and decision context. The subjects were 101 introductory psychology students.
     A 3-way analysis of variance was performed to see if the ratings would vary as a function of homophobia, decision context, and sexual preference. A significant 3-way interaction as well as a 2-way interaction between the variables decision context and sexual preference was found. The impact of these results on the relationship between homophobia and negative attitudes toward people with AIDS was also discussed. Future research should look specifically at the two variables of decision context and sexual preference and determine how strong people’s response behavior is in different situations.

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