Abstract

Application blank items from 88 organizations located in the Southeast were examined for job relatedness and compliance with EEOC guidelines. The findings indicated that 100% of the application blanks contained at least tow "inadvisable" items, with the average being 7.4 items per form. Further analyses demonstrated that private companies, compared to those that were publically owned, asked significantly more inadvisable items. Smaller companies did not include significantly more questionable items on their application blanks, although this difference approached statistical significance.