Title: Leveraging diversity through faculty perception of their power to influence diversity

Authors: Claretha Hughes, Lynesia Preyan, Marta Collier

Addresses: 103 Graduate Education Building, RHRC, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA. ' University of Arkansas, 648 Timeless Dr., Fayetteville, AR 72704, USA. ' University of Arkansas, 648 Timeless Dr., Fayetteville, AR 72704, USA

Abstract: This study measured faculty perception of their power to influence the diversity initiative goals. Nine hundred faculty members were sent the questionnaire; 20% responded to the survey with 17% agreeing to the informed consent and completing the questionnaire. Findings indicate that faculty are undecided of whether or not they have the power to influence the diversity initiative suggesting that the hypothesis that faculty are not engaged in promotion of the university|s diversity initiative is true.

Keywords: workplace diversity; power; goals; expectations; faculty perception; power to influence; university diversity initiative; higher education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRDM.2010.033583

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2010 Vol.10 No.3, pp.208 - 223

Available online: 06 Jun 2010 *

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