ERIC Number: EJ761492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Cultural Pluralism, Higher Education, Course Evaluation, Industrial Psychology, Courses, Attitude Change, Ethnocentrism, Gender Issues, Work Attitudes, Racial Attitudes, Sexual Orientation, Instructional Effectiveness, Older Workers, Multicultural Education, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States