Diversity training programme outcomes: a systematic review

Hussain Alhejji, Thomas N Garavan, Ronan Carbery, Fergal O'Brien, David McGuire

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    The purpose of this paper is to analyze current scholarship on diversity training outcomes utilizing a systematic literature review (SLR) and provide insights for future research. The article advances our understanding of diversity training outcomes through the integration of three perspectives: the business case, learning and social justice perspectives. The SLR revealed: (a) a literature that is fragmented and diverse in terms of publication outlets; (b) researchers conduct diversity training outcomes research in a diverse range or organizations, sectors, cultural and training contexts; (c) studies primarily reflect the business case or learning perspectives and (d) existing studies have significant methodological limitations. We argue the need for future research to adopt multiple perspectives ensure better cross fertilization of perspectives and make use of more sophisticated methodologies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)95-149
    Number of pages55
    JournalHuman Resource Development Quarterly
    Volume27
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2016

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    Training program
    Systematic review
    Diversity training
    Systematic Review
    Literature review
    Business case
    Literature Review
    Outcomes research
    Methodology
    Multiple perspectives
    Social justice
    Social Justice
    Outcomes Research

    Keywords

    • Diversity training in organizations
    • theory
    • methodology;business
    • social justice
    • learning perspectives

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    Alhejji, Hussain ; Garavan, Thomas N ; Carbery, Ronan ; O'Brien, Fergal ; McGuire, David. / Diversity training programme outcomes: a systematic review. In: Human Resource Development Quarterly. 2016 ; Vol. 27, No. 1. pp. 95-149.
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    In: Human Resource Development Quarterly, Vol. 27, No. 1, 18.03.2016, p. 95-149.

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