Impression management in the workplace: A key to immigrant integration in the labour market

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Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2007
Keywords: 
Self presentation
Social psychology
Workplaces
Culture & ethnology
Clothing and dress –Social aspects
Impression management
Immigrants
Labour market
Economic mobility
Dress
Business etiquette
Abstract: 

Research suggests that immigrants’ inability to obtain mainstream jobs and lack of economic mobility in the labour market is attributed to the lack of human and social capital. In additional, they face institutional barriers such as the devaluation of foreign credentials and discrimination. In this paper, I address the implication of impression management techniques for immigrant integration in the labour market. This paper offers insight on how immigrants can minimize misguided perceptions and overcome invisible barriers through the use of two impression management techniques: dress and business etiquette.

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Language: 
English
Document type: 
Thesis
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Copyright remains with the author
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Senior supervisor: 
Michael Howard
Department: 
Arts and Social Sciences: School for International Studies
Thesis type: 
(Research project) M.A.
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