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

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dc.contributor.advisor Son Hing, Leanne
dc.contributor.advisor Hausdorf, Peter
dc.contributor.author Gnanakumaran, Vishi
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-20T20:58:53Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-20T20:58:53Z
dc.date.copyright 2012-12
dc.date.created 2012-11-26
dc.date.issued 2012-12-20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/4957
dc.description.abstract The 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.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject workplace discrimination en_US
dc.subject diversity en_US
dc.subject colour blindness en_US
dc.subject multiculturalism en_US
dc.subject accommodation en_US
dc.title The Effect of Multiculturalism and Colour Blindness on Individual and Team Selection in the Workplace en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Psychology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Psychology en_US
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