Implicit prejudice toward injecting drug users predicts intentions to change jobs among drug and alcohol nurses.

Abstract

The meaning and importance of implicit prejudice is a source of considerable debate. One way to advance this debate is to assess whether implicit prejudice can predict independent variance, beyond that predicted by explicit prejudice, in meaningful and unambiguous behaviors or behavioral intentions. In the current research, drug and alcohol nurses reported their level of stress working with injecting drug users, their job satisfaction, their explicit prejudice toward injecting drug users, and their intentions to leave drug and alcohol nursing. The nurses also completed the Single Category Implicit Association Test, which measured their implicit prejudice toward injecting drug users. Analyses revealed that implicit prejudice was a significant mediator, beyond explicit prejudice and job satisfaction, of the relation between job stress and intention to change jobs.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02037.x

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@article{Hippel2008ImplicitPT, title={Implicit prejudice toward injecting drug users predicts intentions to change jobs among drug and alcohol nurses.}, author={William von Hippel and Loren Brener and Courtney von Hippel}, journal={Psychological science}, year={2008}, volume={19 1}, pages={7-11} }