Diversity Definition

The Definition Of Diversity

Diversity can be thought of as "otherness" and in people it describes those human qualities that are different from our own and outside the groups to which we belong. These qualities are, of course, present in other individuals and groups, so it's worth reflecting that from their perspective, we may seem "diverse". It is important to distinguish between the primary and secondary dimensions of diversity.

Primary And Secondary Dimensions Of Diversity

The primary dimensions of diversity are the following: age, ethnicity, gender, physical abilities/qualities, race and sexual orientation.

Secondary dimensions of diversity are those that can be changed, and include, but are not limited to: educational background, geographic location, income, marital status, military experience, parental status, religious beliefs, and work experiences.

Further reading on diversity.