Racial differences in job attributes preferences: The influence of ethnic identity and psychological capital

Job attribute preferences were examined using a sample of black (N=190) and white (N=149) college students.  Previous research has demonstrated differences between blacks and whites.  However, no research has investigated the influence of cognitive variables or psychological states of individuals in explaining differences between blacks and whites.  This study found that ethnic identity and psychological capital mediated the relationship between race and job attribute preferences, but at different levels. There were also differences in levels of ethnic identity and psychological capital between blacks and whites.

Presentation Information
Paper Title: Racial differences in job attributes preferences: The influence of ethnic identity and psychological capital
Conference: Academy of Management Conference (2009)
Author(s): Combs, Gwendolyn M;  Griffiths, J.;  Jang, Seung Hoon
Researcher Information
    
Combs, Gwendolyn M
Combs, Gwendolyn M
Associate Professor of Management
Expertise:
  • Organizational Diversity and Inclusion
  • Human Resource Management
  • Cross-Cultural Issues
Management
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