ERIC Number: ED051358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
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Managerial Relations with Disadvantaged Work Groups: Supervisory Expectations of the Underprivileged Worker.
King, Albert Sidney
This study investigates the effects of management expectations on the occupational success of disadvantaged workers. In five organizational experiments, supervisors were informed that certain workers out of groups of disadvantaged workers had superior abilities. However, these workers were chosen randomly, so that any differences in performance between these workers and the control group would be due only to supervisory expectations. The results, which confirm the hypothesis regarding the significance of supervisor attitudes, have implications for the supervisor's role in breaking the vicious circle of low performance by disadvantaged workers. (BH)
Descriptors: Conditioning, Disadvantaged, Employer Attitudes, Labor Force Development, Motivation, Performance Factors, Personnel Evaluation, Responses, Work Attitudes
National Technical Information Service, Operations Division, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB 190 986, MF $0.95; for hard copy price, see catalog)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Manpower Research.
Authoring Institution: Texas Technological Coll., Lubbock.
Note: Ph.D. dissertation, Texas Tech University