ERIC Number: ED059922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
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Measures of Occupational Attitudes and Occupational Characteristics. Appendix A to Measures of Political Attitudes.
Robinson, John P.; And Others
The purpose of this monograph is to provide researchers with a systematic review and evaluation of the major empirical measures relevant to the study of variables related to a person's occupation. Particular attention is focused on measurement scales, that is, series of attitude items that attempt to measure the same attitude content. The introductory chapter discusses the background of the project and the major criteria used in evaluating the 77 scales. Chapters 2-4 deal with reviews of research on job satisfaction: Historical perspective, cross-sectional studies, and predictability. Other chapters deal with the scales themselves: General Job Satisfaction Scales; Job Satisfaction for Particular Occupations; Satisfaction with Specific Job Features; Factors from some Multidimensional Analyses of Job Satisfaction; Concepts Related to Job Satisfaction; Occupational Values; Leadership Styles; Other Work-Relevant Attitudes; Vocational Interest Measures; Occupational Status Measures; Status Inconsistency: Some Conceptual and Methodological Considerations; Occupational Status; and Social Mobility. Chapter 18 summarizes the evidence of the previous four under the general heading of occupational similarity. Appendix B is ED 053 031; Measures of Political Attitudes is ED 053 032. (Author/DJB)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Behavior Rating Scales, Behavioral Science Research, Job Analysis, Job Satisfaction, Literature Reviews, Measurement Instruments, Occupations, Social Sciences, Sociometric Techniques, Task Performance, Vocational Interests, Work Attitudes
Publications Division, Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan, P. O. Box 1248, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 ($6.00)
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Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for Social Research.