AUTHOR: Jakob Lauring, Jan Selmer; Aarhus University Denmark
COMMENT: This is a really interesting exploration and correlation of different dimensions of staff diversity and openness to diversity in 3 large Danish universities. The authors differentiate between surface level, demographic diversity (age, gender) and deep-level, international diversity (cultural and linguistic) and found these had different associations with attitudes and openness to value, visible, informational and linguistic diversity in the workplace. Demographic diversity had a negative association whereas international diversity was more positive. Almost 3/4 of the respondents were male.
Source: Does staff diversity imply openness to diversity? | International Journal of Educational Management | Vol 27, No 6 2013