Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Workplace Mistreatment, Affect, and the Sexual Minority Experience
by Discont, Steve, M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology, 2017, 113; 10608300
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Saxena, Mahima
Commitee: Landis, Ronald S., Legate, Nicole
School: Illinois Institute of Technology
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 57/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: LGBTQ studies, Psychology, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Affect, Internalized heterosexism, Lgbt, Microaggressions, Minority stress, Workplace mistreatment
Publication Number: 10608300
ISBN: 978-0-355-42841-4
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