This study investigates the impact of low-intensity workplace mistreatment on affective outcomes for sexual minority workers. The study was grounded in affective events theory and minority stress theory. Data was composed of survey responses from a convenience sample of 380 U.S. adults who work full-time and identify as sexual minorities. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses revealed workplace incivility and heterosexist microaggressions significantly predicted negative discrete emotional reactions (i.e., anger, disgust, fear, guilt and sadness). Internalized heterosexism moderated the predictor-outcome relationship between incivility and affective disgust, and between heterosexist microaggressions and affective anger, disgust, and sadness, such that individuals with low internalized heterosexism had greater negative outcomes when forms of mistreatment were high. Results are discussed in terms of both their theoretical implications, and practical implications for organizational research and practice.
|Commitee:||Landis, Ronald S., Legate, Nicole|
|School:||Illinois Institute of Technology|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 57/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||LGBTQ studies, Psychology, Organizational behavior|
|Keywords:||Affect, Internalized heterosexism, Lgbt, Microaggressions, Minority stress, Workplace mistreatment|
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