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dc.contributorDay, Iyko
dc.contributorLawrence, Sandra
dc.contributor.advisorPackard, Becky
dc.contributor.authorCastro, Angelica
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-11T19:14:14Z
dc.date.available2015-05-11T19:14:14Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10166/3633
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the experiences and impact of microaggressions in the workplace. By drawing upon the lived experiences of higher education staff who had participated in diversity and inclusion trainings, the hope was to reveal the nature and impact of microaggressions in the workplace among individuals with preparation. In-depth interviews were conducted with 10 staff members drawn from institutions in the Northeast to document their lived experiences with microaggressions in the workplace. Results focused on the racial microaggressions detailed by five staff of color, each perpetrated by a White coworker or administrator, and the four witness accounts described by White staff involving a racial microaggression against a coworker of color. The additional White staff member detailed a disability-based microaggression she personally experienced. Thematic analysis of the impact of racial microaggressions included isolation, disempowerment, frustration, anger, and low job morale. Participants employed a number of strategies to manage and cope with experiences including reflection, confronting, and interrupting. Implications for workplace education and future research were discussed.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPsychology & Educationen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectmicroaggressionsen_US
dc.subjectstaffen_US
dc.subjecthigher educationen_US
dc.subjectPWIsen_US
dc.subjectpredominantly White institutionsen_US
dc.subjectWhite staffen_US
dc.subjectstaff of coloren_US
dc.subjectimpacten_US
dc.subjectstrategiesen_US
dc.subjectsocial justice training initiativesen_US
dc.subjectdiversity and inclusionen_US
dc.subjectworkplace conflicten_US
dc.subjectracial microaggressionsen_US
dc.titleUNDERSTANDING THE EXPERIENCES OF RACIAL MICROAGGRESSIONS AMONG HIGHER EDUCATION STAFFen_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.gradyear2015en_US
mhc.institutionMount Holyoke College
mhc.degreeMaster'sen_US
dc.rights.restrictedpublicen_US


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