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Lisa Nunnari, MA

PSYCHOLOGY MASTER’S THESIS ABSTRACT
Industrial/Organizational
May 1993

The Relationship of Self-disclosure of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Serostatus in the Workplace to Job Satisfaction and Social Support

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether self-disclosure of positive HIV serostatus in the workplace was related to reported levels of job satisfaction and social support in the workplace. The dependent variables investigated were job satisfaction and social support in the workplace. The independent variable was disclosure status of HIV positive individuals in the workplace. The subjects were 60 HIV positive individuals, 30 of whom disclosed their HIV serostatus in the workplace and 30 of whom did not disclose.
A one-way ANOVA was performed for each of the two dependent variables. None of the hypotheses was supported. Disclosure of HIV sero-status in the workplace may not be a variable affecting job satisfaction and social support. The limitation of the study to effectively control for prior job satisfaction and social support was also discussed. Future research should include measuring job satisfaction and social support prior to disclosure. Further, other variables should be included in the analysis to determine other factors that may influence job satisfaction and social support.