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Public Organizations & Gender Equity

The purpose of this study was to explore the issue of managing diversity in public organizations during a period of social, political, judicial, and demographic change in the United States. Two research questions were investigated in this study. These research questions are as follows:

1. What defining characteristics of organizational-level diversity programs that have been implemented are associated with program outcomes that reflect increased diversity within the contexts of racial/ethnic and gender representation across the functional structures of the organization?

2. What defining characteristics of organizational-level diversity programs that have been implemented are associated with program outcomes that reflect increased diversity within the contexts of racial/ethnic and gender representation across the hierarchical structures of the organization?

The research performed in the investigation of the research questions found that the defining characteristics of diversity management programs were far more relevant to achieving diversity in relation to racial/ethnic background than in relation to gender. Five of the six defining characteristics were found to be relevant to attaining racial/ethnic diversity across hierarchical structures in organizations. Three of the six defining characteristics were found to be relevant to attaining racial/ethnic diversity across functional structures in organizations.

The defining characteristics of diversity management programs, however, were not found to be highly relevant to the attainment of gender diversity in organizations in relation either functional structures or hierarchical structures. Only frequent and schedules program communications were found to be associate with the attainment of gender diversity across hierarchical structures, while none of the six defining characteristics were found to be related to the attainment of gender diversity across functional struc...

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