Employment discrimination : authority figures' demographic preferences and followers' affective organizational commitment

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serval:BIB_10A658859784
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Employment discrimination : authority figures' demographic preferences and followers' affective organizational commitment
Journal
Journal of Applied Psychology
Author(s)
Petersen L. E., Dietz J.
ISSN
0021-9010
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2008
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
93
Number
6
Pages
1287-1300
Language
english
Abstract
The authors used theories of organizational commitment and obedience to authority to explain employment discrimination. In Study 1, employees participated in an experimental simulation of their work. An organizational authority's demographic preferences led to employment discrimination. As expected, affective organizational commitment moderated this effect, such that it was stronger for more committed employees. In Study 2, another sample of employees completed a survey that included an employment discrimination scenario. A model of linkages from affective organizational commitment to submissiveness to organizational authorities to employment discrimination fit the data well, after controlling for prejudicial attitudes and authoritarianism. Submissiveness to organizational authorities mediated the relationship between affective organizational commitment and employment discrimination. The authors discuss the importance of studying employment discrimination as an organizational and not just an intergroup phenomenon.
Keywords
Personnel selection, Employment discrimination, Organizational commitment, Obedience to authority
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