Understanding the Experiences, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Minority Employees

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Journal of Vocational Behavior

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This special issue advances the current, relatively lacking, empirical knowledge related to the experiences of employees who are sexual orientation and/or gender identity minorities. In this introduction to the special issue, we provide a brief but comprehensive review of the current literature focused on sexual orientation or gender identity published in 14 of the top organizational science, industrial-organizational psychology, and management journals. In so doing, we highlight what has been done and what opportunities remain in the current literature. We then provide a brief overview of the articles included in this special issue, highlighting the unique and collective contributions to the existing literature. We conclude by providing opportunities for further research in this field and a call to action for organizational scholars to continue to expand this important area of research.



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