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The relationship between demographic groups and perception of inclusion in a South African organisation

P. Daya, K. A. April
South African Journal of Business Management | Vol 45, No 2 | a122 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajbm.v45i2.122 | © 2018 P. Daya, K. A. April | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 April 2018 | Published: 30 June 2014

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P. Daya, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa
K. A. April, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa; Ashridge Business School, United Kingdom

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Abstract

The extreme demographic-role misrepresentation within organisations is a key business and societal issue in post- Apartheid South Africa. This research relates to deepening the understanding about the perception of inclusion with
respect to demographic groups such as race/ethnicity, gender, age, tenure, religion, sexual orientation, disability, position/grade, department, as well as site location. Secondly, it seeks to understand which groups perceive inclusion less positively than other groups, when we consider the occurrence of all the groups simultaneously using structural equation modelling (SEM).


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