The Effect of Multiculturalism and Colour Blindness on Individual and Team Selection in the Workplace

dc.contributor.advisorSon Hing, Leanne
dc.contributor.advisorHausdorf, Peter
dc.contributor.authorGnanakumaran, Vishi
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-20T20:58:53Z
dc.date.available2012-12-20T20:58:53Z
dc.date.copyright2012-12
dc.date.created2012-11-26
dc.date.issued2012-12-20
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.degree.programmePsychologyen_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis was to investigate the effect of exposure to multicultural and colour blind ideologies on discrimination in individual selection decisions, and diversity in team selection decisions. One hundred and fourteen participants role played a hiring manager in a large government organization, and were assigned to a multicultural, colour blind or control condition. Participants rated either an Arab Muslim or a White Canadian job applicant, and then selected a team to form a task force from a diverse pool of employees. However, the diversity ideology espoused by the organization did not have an effect on the individual or team selection decisions that participants made, or on attitudes towards diversity issues in the workplace. Possible explanations for non-significant results and implications for practice are discussed.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/4957
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectworkplace discriminationen_US
dc.subjectdiversityen_US
dc.subjectcolour blindnessen_US
dc.subjectmulticulturalismen_US
dc.subjectaccommodationen_US
dc.titleThe Effect of Multiculturalism and Colour Blindness on Individual and Team Selection in the Workplaceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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