Authors: KING, EDEN B.DAWSON, JEREMY F.KRAVITZ, DAVID A. GULICK, LISA M. V.
Title: A multilevel study of the relationships between diversity training, ethnic discrimination and satisfaction in organizations.
Source: Journal of Organizational Behavior. Jan2012, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p5-20. 16p
The prevalence of diversity training has not been matched by empirical research on its effectiveness. Among the most notable gaps are an absence of attention to its impact on discrimination and limited consideration of organizational-level factors. Results from employee surveys across 395 healthcare organizations reveal an effect of the extent of diversity training in organizations on ethnic minorities' experiences of discrimination. In addition, the results demonstrate that the consequences of ethnic discrimination for individuals' job attitudes are influenced by organizational-level phenomenon. These findings highlight the importance of attending to ethnic discrimination as an outcome of diversity training with implications for employee attitudes.