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作者 Asaro Gonzalez, Cathy Jane
書名 A causal comparative study of work ethic as a function of generational cohorts
國際標準書號 9780542719844
book jacket
說明 155 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 67-05, Section: A, page: 1803
Adviser: Mervyn L. Cadwallader
Thesis (D.M.)--University of Phoenix, 2006
Employers have expressed concern over the future availability of individuals with a strong work ethic (Lescohier, 2005: McCortney & Engels, 2003). Futurists, demographers, and sociologists are among those who have ascertained that a decline in work ethic and the belief in hard work among younger generations is evident (Gallagher, 2005; Smith, 2005). The purpose of this quantitative study, using a causal-comparative design, was to examine whether there has been a generational decline in work ethic in the American workforce since 1946, as measured by the Multidimensional Work Ethic Profile (MWEP). The sample consisted of 84 individuals employed in non-clinical positions at a community hospital in eastern Long Island. This study measured differences in MWEP scores along seven dimensions of work ethic, as well as the overall score, between members of three generational cohorts; Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y to determine if a statistical decline was evident from generation to generation. The independent variable was the generational cohort, and the dependent variables were dimensions of work ethic measured on the MWEP. The overall results indicated that there were no significant differences between the three generations on the total score of the MWEP. The results of the subscale score comparisons indicated that differences were evident between the three generational groups on the leisure and wasted time scale. Although the analysis found no statistical differences for the remaining MWEP dimensions, specifically hard work, delay of gratification, morality/ethical, and self-reliance, the results did indicate a trend toward significance on the centrality of work dimension. The results suggest that there is not a generational decline in the presence of work ethic values in the American workforce since 1946; however, differences are evident regarding the beliefs of Generation X and Generation Y on managing time and balancing work and family responsibilities
School code: 0850
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Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 67-05A
主題 Business Administration, Management
Psychology, Industrial
Sociology, Industrial and Labor Relations
Health Sciences, Health Care Management
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Alt Author University of Phoenix
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