The aim of the current study was to evaluate the extent to which certain values, traits, cognitive styles, and cultural dimensions can a predict diversity attitudes of individuals. A sample of 104 respondents from a broad range of 39 nationalities represented answered a 5–10 minutes survey testing respondents’ views using the shorter TIPI (ten item personality index) of the Big Five personality traits dimension, SSVS (Short Schwartz’s Value Survey), Gelfand’s tightness/looseness dimension, cognitive conformity style & Hofstede’s masculinity dimension in addition to the attitudes to diversity scale focusing on two scales of prejudice against females and foreign ethnics.The study established strong links of findings clearly pointing to a distinct connection between harboring fewer negative attitudes to diversity and openness to experiences, benevolence, universalism, self-direction, and self-transcendence, where as higher levels of conformity, conservation, power, and tradition in addition to the male gender all were found of harboring more negative attitudes to diversity.
|Date of Award||21 Oct 2021|
- Universidade Católica Portuguesa
|Supervisor||Ishani Aggarwal (Supervisor)|
- Attitudes to diversity
- Cognitive style
- Mestrado em Gestão e Administração de Empresas