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Reviewing Diversity Training: Where We Have Been and Where We Should Go
Academy of Management Learning and Education (2012)
  • Katerina Bezrukova, Santa Clara University
  • Karen A. Jehn, Melbourne Business School
  • Chester S Spell, San Jose State University

We review and critically examine 178 articles whose authors have investigated numerous aspects of diversity training programs on campuses and in the workplace. We first examine the characteristics of the research, including sample, study method, and theoretical framework. Consistent with the training framework of Baldwin and Ford (1988) and Blume and colleagues (2010), we then organize the articles by the context of training, training design, trainees' characteristics, and training outputs. Although we found a myriad of different forms, shapes, and combinations of diversity training in terms of its design elements, some programs (e.g., integrated training) were relatively rare, yet authors viewed them more positively than other programs (e.g., stand-alone training). We discuss gaps in the literature and provide suggestions for future research on diversity training. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] . Copyright of Academy of Management Learning & Education is the property of Academy of Management and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.).

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Katerina Bezrukova, Karen A. Jehn and Chester S Spell. "Reviewing Diversity Training: Where We Have Been and Where We Should Go" Academy of Management Learning and Education Vol. 11 Iss. 2 (2012)
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