Zelin, Alexandra I.
O'Leary, Brian J.; Cunningham, Christopher J. L.
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
There is limited research examining the antecedents, moderators, and determinants of ally skill-building workshops, a new methodology in the diversity management field. A three-part longitudinal quasi-experimental research design measured levels of implicit person beliefs, color blind racial attitudes, modern sexist attitudes, and perceptions of inclusive norms to determine effectiveness of an ally skill-skill building workshop and behavioral intentions over time. Data were collected from employees (N = 218) working for a Fortune 500 organization and were analyzed using simple moderation analysis using PROCESS and regression-based techniques. Results suggest that an ally skill-building workshop may be effective for increasing awareness of racism, which then influences workers’ perceptions of the workshop’s efficacy, and personal intentions to display allyship behaviors over time. Results suggest an ally skill-building workshop may support allyship development influencing more inclusive environments within organizations. Limitations of the present study and more in-depth results are discussed in the following report.
M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.
Diversity in the workplace; Personnel management; Social perceptions; Training
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
xi, 90 leaves
Wymer, Chelsea, "Investigating the perceptions to and effectiveness of an ally skill-building workshop" (2020). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.