This study investigated Hispanic business professionals’ perception of their work environment and experiences with special emphasis on psychological contract fairness, perception of discrimination, and the influence of autonomous status judgments on these variables. Design/methodology/approach: Participants were drawn from a sample of an association of Hispanic business professionals. 164 Hispanic business professionals completed surveys that included demographic data. Data were analyzed using a multiple regression analysis.There were significant relationships between Hispanic business professionals’ psychological contract fairness perceptions, and perceptions of discrimination and autonomous status. The sample for the study was a convenience sample and therefore may contain a self report bias. Future research could evaluate different types of Hispanic employees.This study asserts that by empowering Hispanic employees and giving them the resources to truly believe they are valued by the organization, individual outcomes such as productivity and satisfaction could be positively affected. The Hispanic population is the largest and fastest growing minority group in the United States, however little research focuses on the unique plight of the Hispanic worker.
|Keywords:||Psychological Contract, Discrimination, Racioethnicity, Status, Hispanic|
Assistant Professor, Department of Organizational Studies, Anderson Schools of Management, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
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