The disclosure dilemma for gay men and lesbians: "coming out" at work.

@article{Griffith2002TheDD,
  title={The disclosure dilemma for gay men and lesbians: "coming out" at work.},
  author={Kristin H Griffith and Michelle Mikki R Hebl},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={87 6},
  pages={1191-9}
}
This study examined disclosing sexual orientation at work for 220 gay men and 159 lesbians. Self-acceptance, the centrality of one's identity, how "out" one is to friends and family, employer policies, and perceived employer gay-supportiveness were associated with disclosure behaviors at work for gay/lesbian employees. Disclosing at work and working for an organization perceived to be more gay supportive was related to higher job satisfaction and lower job anxiety. Reactions of coworkers to gay… CONTINUE READING

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