Journal article

Predicting Employee Attitudes to Workplace Diversity from Personality, Values, and Cognitive Ability

Jeromy Anglim, Victor Sojo, Linda J Ashford, Alexander Newman, Andrew Marty

Journal of Research in Personality | Elsevier | Published : 2019

Abstract

The current study assessed the predictive validity of broad and narrow measures of personality, values, and cognitive ability on employee attitudes to workplace diversity. Australian working adults (N = 731; 66% female; mean age = 43, SD = 12) completed the 200- item HEXACO Personality Inventory, Schwartz's Portrait Values Questionnaire, ACER measures of numeric, verbal, and abstract reasoning ability, the Attitudes Toward Diversity Scale, and four scales measuring prejudice towards female workers, ethnic workers, older workers, and workers with a disability. Results showed that Honesty–Humility, Extraversion, Openness, and cognitive ability (especially verbal) predicted more positive attitu..

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