ERIC Number: ED056193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
The Job Attitudes of Workers from Different Ethnic Backgrounds.
Katzell, Raymond A.; And Others
To help minority group Americans become integrated into our industrial system, organizations need information on differences in job attitudes of white and black male employees, particularly how they perceive and react to supervisors. A pilot study demonstrated the feasibility of the questionnaire method for the target sample and illuminated the scope of topics to be included. A survey of nearly 500 white and 200 black workers in eight cooperating companies in the northeastern United States yielded the following results: (1) slightly positive job attitudes, (2) somewhat greater satisfaction among black workers on the average, but not for each individual company, (3) higher performance ratings among satisfied employees, (4) greater concern with promotions and the future in general among blacks, and (5) moderate satisfaction with supervision among both blacks and whites. (BH)
Descriptors: Blacks, Blue Collar Occupations, Entry Workers, Job Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Racial Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Work Attitudes
National Technical Information Service, Operations Division, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB 194 777, MF $0.95; see catalog for hardcopy price)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY.