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Contextual Factors Affecting Quality of Work Life and Career Attitudes of Gay Men

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With the current political environment (such as new legislation recognising gay and lesbian couples) and societal changes (such as increasing disclosure of sexual identity in the workplace) in countries such as the USA and Australia, organizations are increasingly recognising the existence of their gay and lesbian employees. This paper reports on an on-line survey of 581 working gay men, examining their quality of work life and career attitudes. The findings of the research provide a strong indication that contextual factors affect the quality of work life and work attitudes of gay men.

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Trau, R.N.C., Härtel, C.E.J. Contextual Factors Affecting Quality of Work Life and Career Attitudes of Gay Men. Employ Respons Rights J 19, 207–219 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10672-007-9046-y

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Key words

  • careers
  • discrimination
  • diversity management
  • gay
  • sexual orientation