Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Out at Work: A Phenomenological Study of Influencers in a Persons Choice to Self-Disclose Sexual Orientation in the Workplace
by Barbour, Norman Matthew, M.S., Pepperdine University, 2019, 63; 22583375
Abstract (Summary)

This qualitative study done through phenomenological and lived experience research, set out to further the understanding of out at work employees and explore the factors that most influenced their decision to come out in the workplace. 11 employees across the country who identified as out-at-work were interviewed and asked to describe the things that were most influential to them in the process of deciding whether to come out. Findings indicated that employees were motivated by a desire to help others by being out, the visibility of other out-at-work employees, and multiple supportive leadership behaviors. Employees also indicated that there were external factors that had an influence on their decision, inclusive of the political environment and geography.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Rhodes, Kent
Commitee: Lacey, Miriam
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Organizational Development
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/2(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: LGBTQ studies, Occupational psychology, Behavioral psychology
Keywords: Disclosure, Discrimination, Out-at-work, Stigma, Supportive leadership behaviors, Visibility
Publication Number: 22583375
ISBN: 9781085614832
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