ERIC Number: ED080849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
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Perceiving Jobs in the Organization.
Dubin, Robert; And Others
Differential perceptions of standard, established jobs in a stable organization (telephone company plant department) were obtained for sixteen jobs rated by job incumbents, peers, and supervisors on eight characteristics (variety, autonomy, task identity, feedback, friendship opportunities, dealing with others, prestige compared to craft jobs, and prestige compared to other jobs) on seven-point Likert-type scales. The ratings of peers and supervisors were more similar to each other than either set was to the ratings of incumbents. Incumbents in entry level jobs evaluated their jobs more highly than did their peers or supervisors, while incumbents in highly skilled terminal craft jobs evaluated their jobs less positively. Results of the study are discussed in terms of the social and psychological processes that may have influenced the various groups' ratings. (Author/MS)
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Irvine. Graduate School of Administration.