The Role of Individual Differences and Situational Variables in the Use of Workplace Sexual Identity Management Strategies
Examination of individual difference variables have been largely ignored within research on the use of workplace sexual identity management strategies. The current study examined personality traits (extraversion, openness, and neuroticism), facets of sexual identity development (identity confusion, internalized heterosexism), and situational variables (e.g., perceptions of workplace climate and heterosexism) in explaining the use of management strategies, as well as possible interactions between individual and situational factors. Perceptions of the workplace climate toward lesbian and gay individuals significantly related to the use each of the management strategies, and Internalized Heterosexism was found to significantly predict the use of the Explicitly Out strategy. Most interactions between individual difference and situational variables were not supported, with the exception of an interaction between workplace heterosexism and internalized homophobia in explaining the use of the Explicitly Out strategy.
Journal of Homosexuality
Leuty, M. E.
(2016). The Role of Individual Differences and Situational Variables in the Use of Workplace Sexual Identity Management Strategies. Journal of Homosexuality, 63(7), 985-1017.
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