Using Occupational Titles to Convey an Individual's Location in Social Stratification Dimensions
Basic and Applied Social Psychology
Previous research using occupational titles to manipulate perceptions of social class and status has not routinely applied systematic identification criteria in establishing class-specific occupations. Here we report on a set of occupational titles rated on a number of class-relevant factors, including aspects of socioeconomic status (SES), social class, subjective social status, and several general characteristics. After describing the procedure and occupation characteristics, we demonstrate consequential variations between occupations that could influence experimental procedures when operationalizing social class or SES. Using a second study, this includes manipulating target SES in a demonstration of the shifting standards model of stereotypic judgments.
Weeks, Matthew, and Peter A. Leavitt. "Using Occupational Titles to Convey an Individual's Location in Social Stratification Dimensions." Basic and Applied Social Psychology 39, no. 6 (2017): 342-357. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01973533.2017.1366321?scroll=top&needAccess=true