Open Workplace Climate and LGB Employees' Psychological Experiences: The Roles of Self-Concealment and Self-Acceptance

Zhou Jiang, Ying Wang, Xiaowen Hu, Zhongmin Wang

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Abstract

This study explores how an environmental factor (i.e., a perceived open climate) shapes lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) employees' job satisfaction and job anxiety through the mediating role of self-concealment. It also investigates the moderating role of self-acceptance. Results from 315 LGB employees supported the conclusion that a perceived open climate for minority sexuality increased job satisfaction and decreased job anxiety. The open climate–job anxiety relationship was mediated by self-concealment, and both stages of this mediation process were moderated by self-acceptance. These findings offer useful insights for counselors and managers to help LGB individuals improve their workplace psychological experiences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-19
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Employment Counseling
Volume56
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chinese LGB employees
  • perceived open climate
  • self-acceptance
  • self-concealment
  • workplace psychological experiences

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