Title: A theoretical model of the potential impact of diversity cultures on individual level outcomes

Authors: Thomas J. Aicher

Addresses: Sport Administration, School of Human Services University of Cincinnati, PO Box 210068, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0068, USA

Abstract: This study focused on creating a conceptual model illustrating the potential individual level outcomes a diversity culture may manifest. Utilising Fink and Pastore's (1999) diversity management model as a framework, this study evaluated the theoretical impact the various diversity cultures may have on different individual level outcomes: managerial stereotypes, motivation to transfer learning, organisational commitment, work-family conflict, and psychological safety. A conceptual model proposed the different effects a diversity culture may have on individual level outcomes, as well as on organisational level outcomes. Generally, this article suggests a proactive diversity culture leads to positive individual outcomes, which may ultimately produce better organisational performance.

Keywords: organisational culture; diversity culture; diversity management; individual outcomes; conceptual modelling; managerial stereotypes; learning transfer; organisational commitment; work-family conflict; psychological safety; organisational performance; sports organisations; sport management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSMM.2012.045490

International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 2012 Vol.11 No.1/2, pp.89 - 105

Received: 25 Aug 2010
Accepted: 16 Sep 2011

Published online: 16 Feb 2012 *

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