ERIC Number: ED228579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-12
Reference Count: 0
Organizational Integration: Attitudes toward Sex or Race Related Programs within One Organization.
Barclay, Lizabeth A.
Few researchers have examined employee attitudes toward affirmative action and equal employment programs. To examine both the attitudes of various groups within one organization toward Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and ideas concerning specific programs suggested by these same groups, corporate employees (N=1,791--or 53% of those surveyed) completed a survey of demographic information, and a number of attitude measures. Within each job, subgroups of females, minorities (male and female) and nonminority males were identified. Mean scores for different groups were computed. Results indicated that while females and minorities had relatively positive attitudes toward EEO, they were not uniformly open to special programs within the organization. Results also showed that the majority population (nonminority males) held relatively negative EEO attitudes, indicating that special programs may not be well received. The findings suggest that females and minorities would like to believe they have been selected because of their skills and they may view promoting special programs as another reminder that they are not truly part of the organization. Nonminority males may view special programs as "reverse discrimination." (PAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Woman Researcher (3rd, Kalamazoo, MI, November 12, 1982).