Well-being in the context of workplace ethnic diversity
Article first published online: 6 FEB 2006
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Journal of Community Psychology
Special Issue: Addressing Mental Health Disparities Through Culturally Competent Research and Community-Based Practice
Volume 34, Issue 2, pages 211–223, March 2006
How to Cite
Enchautegui-de-Jesús, N., Hughes, D., Johnston, K. E. and Oh, H. J. (2006), Well-being in the context of workplace ethnic diversity. J. Community Psychol., 34: 211–223. doi: 10.1002/jcop.20091
- Issue published online: 6 FEB 2006
- Article first published online: 6 FEB 2006
This research examined the relation between the effects of workplace diversity (defined as the proportion of coworkers of same ethnicity as the respondent) and psychosomatic complaints, psychological well-being, life satisfaction, and job satisfaction. A sample of 648 African American and Latino workers was surveyed in Chicago and New York City. A nonlinear (inverted U-shaped) relationship between co-ethnicity and the outcomes was found, such that poorer psychological functioning was observed among workers with a very small or a very high proportion of co-ethnic coworkers. The importance of disentangling the meaning of diversity in light of occupational segregation issues is discussed. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.