This study explores the relationship among Emotional Intelligence (EI) (consisting of perception and appraisal, facilitating thinking, understanding emotions, and regulating emotions), Personality Structure (FFM) (consisting of extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experiences), Ethnic Identity, Organizational Context (OC), and Perceptions of Organizational Diversity. It is hoped that by examining the impact of individual personality structures, as well as, ethnic identity and organizational context as precursors to individual perceptions between EI, Personality Structure, and diversity and affirmative action, a more coherent method of analysis is created allowing organizations to identify specific factors contributing to affirmative action and diversity program acceptance or rejection by employees.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Affirmative action programs -- United States; Personality; Ethnicity; Dissertations (EdD) -- Organizational leadership
Date of Award
Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Hurlic, David, "Diversity congruency within organizations: the relationship among emotional intelligence, personality structure, ethnic identity, organizational context and perceptions of organizational diversity" (2009). Theses and Dissertations. 24.