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    The psychology of diversity and its implications for workplace (in)equality: looking back at the last decade and forward to the next

    Fletcher, L. and Beauregard, T. Alexandra (2022) The psychology of diversity and its implications for workplace (in)equality: looking back at the last decade and forward to the next. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology 95 (3), pp. 577-594. ISSN 0963-1798.

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    In this British Psychological Society (BPS) landmark paper, we employ an evidence synthesis approach to review the broad range of diversity research published in BPS journals between 2011 and 2021. By focusing on research that inves- tigates stereotypes associated with, and discrimination to- wards, minority and minoritized groups, we seek to provide readers with a better understanding of the dynamics of a diverse workforce and, going forward, to facilitate the ef- forts of the psychology research community towards build- ing a body of work that meaningfully addresses workplace inequalities. We thematically analyse and synthesize 25 ar- ticles, which fall into four interconnected themes: identity development and management; negative stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination; working in a diverse team; and the broader organizational environment. Highlighting key strengths of this work and areas for future development, we note the absence of overarching theoretical debates and discussions that might facilitate the development of an on- going narrative across diversity-related research published within BPS journals. We outline a future research agenda to bridge methodological divides and to connect with diversity literatures in related disciplines such as human resource de- velopment (HRD), human resource management (HRM), and organization studies. In so doing, we advocate for psychologists to move beyond a solely individualistic per- spective and instead recognize and account for the context within which diversity-related processes take place.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): discrimination, diversity, future research agenda, identity, inclusion, organizational climate, organizational psychology, prejudice, stereotypes, systematic review
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Alexandra Beauregard
    Date Deposited: 18 May 2022 10:34
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:16


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