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Abstract Title: Workplace Climate for LGBT+ Physicists: Predictor of Outness
Abstract: We analyzed the climate experiences of LGBT+ physicists through an online survey (N=324) collected by the committee on LGBT+ physicists for the American Physical Society. Results demonstrated the impact of workplace climate (positive and negative), the observation and experience of exclusionary behavior, and status as a student on how out physicists were about their LGBT+ identity. We found that being a student, exposure to exclusionary behavior, and both positive and negative workplace climate were significant predictors of outness to coworkers. The climate model can explain 22% of the variance in outness using these significant features. The results indicate that a positive workplace climate is a strong predictor of outness suggesting the further importance of proactively inclusive physics communities.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: 1.J2

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Matthew Mikota
Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Utah
Chicago, IL 60629
and Co-Presenter(s)
Ramón Barthelemy, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Utah