Why Overweight Workers Have A Hard Time Succeeding At Work

February 20, 2015 1:01 PM

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Why Overweight Workers Have A Hard Time Succeeding At Work

Of course not. Yet people sill believe that the obese make less competent game show contestants, according to a research paper coming out later this month in the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

For the paper, Wharton professor Maurice Schweitzer and Ph.D. candidate Emma Levine conducted several studies seeking to measure bias against the obese. They found that across the board, study participants believed that overweight people are less competent than thinner people.

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