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ERIC Number: EJ761492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Changing Attitudes over Time: Assessing the Effectiveness of a Workplace Diversity Course
Probst, Tahira M.
Teaching of Psychology, v30 n3 p236-239 2003
Diversity is increasing within the United States, and higher education will likely play a key role in preparing people to function in this new environment. This study assessed the effectiveness of a semester-long psychology workplace diversity course at changing student levels of ethnocentrism and attitudes regarding gender roles; the disabled; gays, lesbians, and bisexuals (GLBs); racial minorities; and the elderly in the workplace. The results indicated that the course had a positive impact on the perceived equality of gender roles; improved student attitudes toward the disabled, racial minorities, and GLBs at work; and increased intercultural tolerance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States