An exploration of the experiences of staff working in higher education in disclosing their sexual identity to colleagues. Barriers and benefits of being 'out at work' and how this affects their psychological wellbeing and mental health

Pezzella, Alfonso ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2000-5760 (2015) An exploration of the experiences of staff working in higher education in disclosing their sexual identity to colleagues. Barriers and benefits of being 'out at work' and how this affects their psychological wellbeing and mental health. In: Early Evening Public Seminars, 5 Feb 2015, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

The present study is an attempt to further explore the topic of sexual identify and disclosure in the workplace, specifically within higher educational institutions (HEIs). Sexual identity is a current topic and is frequently researched. Despite the many attempts and fights for equal rights in the workplace, the choice to disclose one’s sexual identity in every social role in the workplace is still controversial (Gates & Mitchell, 2013; Berret & Lewis, 2011; Gonsiorek & Rudolph, 1991; Jordan & Deluty, 1998; Morris, Waldo, & Rothblum, 2001; Schmidt & Kurdek, 1987); causing gay and lesbian workers to question the ‘risks’ on whether or not to ‘come out’ to their colleagues is worth it, with the potential for this to affect their ‘professional role’ at work.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
Item ID: 17290
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Depositing User: Alfonso Pezzella
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2015 09:29
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:36
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/17290

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