Accession Number : AD1044854


Title :   Regulatory Fit and Equal Opportunity/Diversity: Implications for DEOMI


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : DEFENSE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT INST PATRICK AFB FL PAFB United States


Personal Author(s) : Hauenstein,Neil A ; McDonald,Daniel


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1044854.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jan 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : DEOMI is the primary provider of human relations, equal opportunity (EO), and diversity training for the military. The primary mission of DEOMI is to foster acceptance of beliefs and proactive engagement in behaviors that foster non-discrimination, diversity, and social justice as legally/morally appropriate, and to achieve these goals without harm to the primary goal of mission readiness. However, creating permanent attitudinal and behavioral change is complex, especially in the controversial areas of equal opportunity and diversity. It is argued that the theory of regulatory focus (Higgins, 1997) and the associated principle of regulatory fit (Higgins, 2000) provide a conceptual framework of EO and diversity and that when regulatory fit is properly managed, it will create greater attitude change and willingness to positively engage EO/diversity. The purpose of the current paper is to explicate regulatory focus and regulatory fit in relation to EO/diversity and to discuss managing fit in terms of both day-to-day training operations and broader strategic issues for DEOMI.


Descriptors :   EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY , CULTURAL DIVERSITY , OPERATIONAL READINESS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Sociology and Law
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE