Committee Chair

Zelin, Alexandra I.

Committee Member

O'Leary, Brian J.; Cunningham, Christopher J. L.

Department

Dept. of Psychology

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

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.

Degree

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.

Date

5-2020

Subject

Diversity in the workplace; Personnel management; Social perceptions; Training

Keyword

allyship; ally skill-building; diversity management; human resource management; inclusion and diversity; organizational psychology

Document Type

Masters theses

DCMI Type

Text

Extent

xi, 90 leaves.

Language

English

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/

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