Workplace Microaggressions Experienced by Sexual Minorities: Relationships to Workplace Attitudes, Mental Health, and the Role of Emotional Distress Tolerance

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Workplace Microaggressions Experienced by Sexual Minorities:
Relationships to Workplace Attitudes, Mental Health, and the Role
of Emotional Distress Tolerance, Is A Well-Researched Topic, It Is To Be Used As A Guide Or Framework For Your Research.

ABSTRACT

Overt discrimination against sexual minorities in the workplace has been a topic of research and current political debate. However, little is known about a more nuanced form of workplace discrimination against sexual minorities: microaggressions. However, research has established clear mental health consequences of everyday microaggressions (e.g., increased depressive and anxiety symptoms, suicidality, lower life satisfaction, and physical health symptoms) against racial and sexual minorities. The current study aimed to explore correlates of microaggressions in the workplace, specifically workplace attitudes (e.g., job satisfaction and job stress) and mental health symptoms (e.g., depression, anxiety, and stress). Further, emotional distress tolerance (EDT) was examined as a potential coping skill to buffer (or moderate) the relationship between microaggressions and workplace attitudes and mental health symptoms. In a sample of 325 sexual minorities, we found significant relationships between workplace microaggressions against sexual minorities and lower job satisfaction, higher job stress, and depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms. Further, data indicated relationships between EDT and job satisfaction and depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms; however, there was no evidence that EDT moderated the relationships between microaggressions and dependent variables. Recommendations for practice, research, and advocacy are provided.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABSTRACT ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ii
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ……………………………………………………………………………………. iii
DEDICATION ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. iv
LIST OF TABLES ……………………………………………………………………………………………… vii
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS ………………………………………………………………………………. viii
CHAPTER I – PLACEHOLDER CHAPTER TITLE ……………………………………………….. 1
Sexual Identity and the Workplace ……………………………………………………………………… 1
Minority Stress Theory to Understand Workplace Attitudes of Sexual Minorities…….. 3
Effects of Workplace Discrimination on Mental Health for Sexual Minorities …………. 6
Emotional Distress Tolerance …………………………………………………………………………… 10
The Current Study …………………………………………………………………………………………… 12
Questions and Hypotheses ……………………………………………………………………………. 13
CHAPTER II – PROCEDURE AND METHOD ……………………………………………………. 15
Participants …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 15
Measures ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 16
Demographic Questionnaire …………………………………………………………………………. 16
Experiences of Microaggressions in the Workplace …………………………………………. 16
Sexual Minority Identity Development ………………………………………………………….. 18
Job Satisfaction …………………………………………………………………………………………… 19

Job Stress …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 19
Mental Health……………………………………………………………………………………………… 19
Emotional Distress Tolerance ……………………………………………………………………….. 20
Procedure ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 21
Analyses ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 22
CHAPTER III – RESULTS ………………………………………………………………………………….. 24
CHAPTER IV – DISCUSSION……………………………………………………………………………. 26
Implications for Practice ………………………………………………………………………………….. 28
Limitations …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 31
Future Directions ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 32
APPENDIX A – TABLES AND FIGURES …………………………………………………………… 36
APPENDIX B –IRB Approval Letter ……………………………………………………………………. 39
REFERENCES ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 40

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Dylan Richard

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4

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61

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