The Development and Validation of a Workforce Diversity Scale

In the current study we aim to develop a comprehensive tool that will enable Canadian employers to identify the existing barriers to diversity in their organizations and solutions to address those barriers. The goal is to provide a comprehensive, quantifiable assessment of attitudes and perceptions about diversity and diversity practices at different organizational levels. Such an assessment can help employers to find the sources of resistance and compliance to diversity in their organizations and target those sources in their attempt to implement diversity into their workforce. In addition, the tool developed in the current study could be used longitudinally to help organizations benchmark and track potential changes in employee perceptions and attitudes as diversity initiatives are implemented within their workforce.

Intern: 
Maria Rasouli
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Lorraine Dyke
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Ontario
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