Well-being in the context of workplace ethnic diversity

Noemí Enchautegui-De-Jesús, Diane Hughes, Kristen E. Johnston, Hyun Joo Oh

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Abstract

This research examined the relation between the effects of workplace diversity (defined as the proportion of coworkers of same ethnicity as the respondent) and psychosomatic complaints, psychological well-being, life satisfaction, and job satisfaction. A sample of 648 African American and Latino workers was surveyed in Chicago and New York City. A nonlinear (inverted U-shaped) relationship between co-ethnicity and the outcomes was found, such that poorer psychological functioning was observed among workers with a very small or a very high proportion of co-ethnic coworkers. The importance of disentangling the meaning of diversity in light of occupational segregation issues is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-223
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Community Psychology
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006

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Well-being in the context of workplace ethnic diversity. / Enchautegui-De-Jesús, Noemí; Hughes, Diane; Johnston, Kristen E.; Oh, Hyun Joo.

In: Journal of Community Psychology, Vol. 34, No. 2, 03.2006, p. 211-223.

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Enchautegui-De-Jesús, N, Hughes, D, Johnston, KE & Oh, HJ 2006, 'Well-being in the context of workplace ethnic diversity', Journal of Community Psychology, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 211-223. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.20091
Enchautegui-De-Jesús, Noemí ; Hughes, Diane ; Johnston, Kristen E. ; Oh, Hyun Joo. / Well-being in the context of workplace ethnic diversity. In: Journal of Community Psychology. 2006 ; Vol. 34, No. 2. pp. 211-223.
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