Journal of Business and Psychology

, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 127–139

The Effects of a Diversity Learning Experience on Positive and Negative Diversity Perceptions


DOI: 10.1007/s10869-008-9085-x

Cite this article as:
Hostager, T.J. & De Meuse, K.P. J Bus Psychol (2008) 23: 127. doi:10.1007/s10869-008-9085-x


Using a pretest-posttest research paradigm, we administered the Reaction-To-Diversity Inventory to students enrolled in a workplace diversity course at a regional Midwestern university. Our results show that the diversity experience produced an increase in the number of positive and negative perceptions students associated with workplace diversity. Gender also played a significant role in determining diversity perceptions. We discuss the implications of our findings for the design, implementation, and evaluation of diversity learning experiences in academic and corporate settings.



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Wisconsin-Eau ClaireEau ClaireUSA
  2. 2.Lominger International: A Korn/Ferry CompanyMinneapolisUSA