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Abstract

“Does perceived privilege surrounding religious affiliation in the workplace affect employees’ reactions to organizational justice?” We analyze what role, if any, religious diversity plays in the workplace; specifically what effects this diversity may have on employees' feelings and behaviors. We examine responses of 35 working adults attending Franklin University using a non-probability online questionnaire. The data show that religion is mentioned during interpersonal interactions, people do perceive that co-workers receive immunities based on their religion, and people are treated differently and worse because of their religious preference. The results, while a small dataset, show that religious diversity does have an effect on a workplace environment and with further investigation we would have more of an understanding of how this diversity impacts employees and the workplace as a whole.

Publication Date

9-25-2013

College/Unit

College of Arts, Sciences and Technology

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Examining the Role of Perceived Religious Privilege

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