Perceived exclusion in the workplace: The moderating effects of gender on work-related attitudes and psychological health
North American Journal of Psychology
Research examining the nature and consequences of social exclusion indicates that such behavior is multifaceted and has deleterious effects on the intended targets. However, relatively little research has specifically assessed the impact of such behavior on employees who perceive of themselves as being excluded within their place of work. Even less has examined gender differences in relation to exclusionary behavior. The current research investigated the moderating effect of gender on the relation between perceived exclusion at work and work-related attitudes and psychological health. Participants included 223 working students (64 men and 159 women). Hierarchical moderated regression analyses on work attitudes (supervisor satisfaction, coworker satisfaction) and psychological health supported initial predictions. At higher levels of perceived exclusion men indicated lower satisfaction and psychological health compared to women. Findings are discussed in terms of potential workplace implications and limitations of the current research. © NAJP.
Original Publication Date
Hitlan, Robert T.; Cliffton, Rebecca J.; and DeSoto, M. Catherine, "Perceived exclusion in the workplace: The moderating effects of gender on work-related attitudes and psychological health" (2006). Faculty Publications. 2782.