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dc.contributor.authorMerkand, Roxy (Rukhsana) Merkand 15:37:56 (GMT) 15:37:56 (GMT)
dc.description.abstractThe nature and effects of workplace disability disclosure—sharing disability-relevant information with others at work—is of great interest to researchers and human resources professionals. In this dissertation, I investigate the various strategies individuals with disabilities use while disclosing their disabilities in work-related contexts, and the effects of employing these strategies. In Study 1, I qualitatively gathered strategies used by individuals with disabilities and coded them using thematic analysis—towards developing a scale that measures the extent to which these behaviours are used. In Studies 2 and 3, I refine the items generated in Study 1 and confirm the factor structure of the resultant scale for assessing individuals’ use of strategies. In Study 4, I provide convergent, discriminant, and criterion-related validity for my scale. Finally, in Study 5, I experimentally demonstrate the effects of using disclosure strategies in a job search context. It is my hope that this work stimulates further research on this important topic. As such, I discuss multiple future directions and implications for my findings in this dissertation.en
dc.publisherUniversity of Waterlooen
dc.subjectdisability disclosureen
dc.subjectidentity managementen
dc.subjectworkplace disclosureen
dc.titleDon’t Ask, I’ll Tell: Investigating Strategy Use During Disability Disclosure at Worken
dc.typeDoctoral Thesisen
dc.pendingfalse of Waterlooen
uws-etd.degreeDoctor of Philosophyen
uws.contributor.advisorMichela, John
uws.contributor.advisorBobocel, Ramona
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Artsen

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