Accession Number : ADA293823

Title :   Workgroup Climates for Acceptance of Diversity. Relationship to Group Cohesiveness and Performance.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun-Aug 94,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT INST PATRICK AFB FL

Personal Author(s) : Niebuhr, Robert E. ; Knouse, Stephen B. ; Dansby, Mickey R.

PDF Url : ADA293823

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The present study investigated the relationships between discriminatory climates (racism and sexism), group cohesiveness, and group performance. Perceived racism and sexism correlated significantly with group cohesiveness and performance. Similar to previous findings, cohesiveness was also significantly correlated with group performance. Discussion focused on managing diversity in work groups and on future research into discriminatory climates and cohesiveness.

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *CLIMATE, *DISCRIMINATION, *COHESION, GROUP DYNAMICS, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), WORK, ACCEPTABILITY, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE