ERIC Number: ED032597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Work Climate As Related to the Performance and Retention of Hard-Core Unemployed Workers.
Friedlander, Frank; Greenberg, Stuart
The job climate in which 24 hard-core unemployed (HCU) workers were placed was explored with a view toward determining climate variables which might increase performance and retention. HCU's perceived their climate as far less supportive than did their respective supervisors. Those who perceived their climate as supportive tended to be rated by their supervisors as having higher competence, congeniality, and effort. In contrast, HCU reliability was unrelated to job climate and negatively related to job retention. Increasing the supportiveness of the job climate seems to be a major avenue for increasing performance; and the implementation of these changes lies less in increasing the HCU's competence than in exploring the low reliability (lateness and absence) he demonstrates in response to his climate. (Author)
Descriptors: Employment, Job Satisfaction, Performance Factors, Reliability, Unemployment, Vocational Adjustment, Work Environment
Case Western Reserve University, School of Management, Cleveland, Ohio (Single Copies Are Free).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH. School of Management.