Coping With Behavioral and Organizational Barriers to Diversity in the Workplace

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Edna B. Chun, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Research in social psychology reveals that discrimination as a stressor is linked to adverse physical and psychological effects on those targeted, through the effects of cumulative, recurring and often ambiguous incidents. Stress that results from the impact of subtle forms of exclusion and discrimination can give rise to increased illness, loss of productivity and escalating health costs. This article explores how minority and female faculty and staff facing subtle behavioral and organizational barriers to inclusion in the higher education workplace can develop effective coping strategies to deal with these obstacles and how human resource professionals can help those affected by discrimination.

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CUPA-HR Journal, 58(1), 12-18
Language: English
Date: 2007
Education, Diversity, Inclusion, Discrimination, Personnel Management, Human Resources, Social Psychology

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