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ERIC Number: EJ889413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0889-4019
Can Heterosexism Harm Organizations? Predicting the Perceived Organizational Citizenship Behaviors of Gay and Lesbian Employees
Brenner, Bradley R.; Lyons, Heather Z.; Fassinger, Ruth E.
Career Development Quarterly, v58 n4 p321-335 Jun 2010
An initial test and validation of a model predicting perceived organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs) of lesbian and gay employees were conducted using structural equation modeling. The proposed structural model demonstrated acceptable goodness of ft and structural invariance across 2 samples (ns = 311 and 295), which suggested that altruistic OCB performance is precipitated by workplace outness. Furthermore, stigmatization salience and organizational climate for heterosexism predict levels of workplace outness. Organizational climate for heterosexism is negatively related to stigmatization salience. When the model was tested on 2 samples, all structural paths except 1 were significant. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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