The negative effects of positive stereotypes: ethnicity-related stressors and implications on organizational health
Article first published online: 17 AUG 2004
Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Special Issue: Diversity and the Workplace
Volume 25, Issue 6, pages 781–785, September 2004
How to Cite
Cocchiara, F. K. and Quick, J. C. (2004), The negative effects of positive stereotypes: ethnicity-related stressors and implications on organizational health. J. Organiz. Behav., 25: 781–785. doi: 10.1002/job.263
- Issue published online: 17 AUG 2004
- Article first published online: 17 AUG 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 FEB 2004
Racism and discrimination are known causes of stress for ethnic minorities. While negative stereotypes may adversely impact health and performance in racial groups, we suggest that positive performance stereotypes may also have adverse effects. Therefore, the preventive management of performance stereotypes through effective coping can improve organizational health. In addition, studies of coping within racial groups aimed at understanding within group variance can lead to the identification of positive coping methods for ethnic minorities. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.