ERIC Number: ED081925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep-1
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Individual Need Satisfaction in Work and Non-Work: A Comparative Study of the Effects of the Technology and Organization of Work.
Hubner, Walter Frank
This study attempted to identify the nature of the relationship between organizational variables and attitudinal and behavioral reactions of individuals to employment - WORK. Employee needs, satisfaction, non-work activities, and overall attitudes toward company and work were assessed through responses to questionnaires; and organizational variables were assessed through direct observation and evaluation. Needs were found to be primarily a function of individual variables. Satisfaction was found to be equally dependent upon individual variables and organizational variables. The bureaucratic structure, the technological structure, and size of the organization all had marked effect on satisfaction. Work-orientation of individuals tended to correlate highly with satisfactions. The utilization of non-work time also varied as a function of individual and organizational variables. Most significantly, the greater the structuring of employment work, the greater the time spent in non-work activities directly related to work. (NTIS)
Descriptors: Employee Attitudes, Individual Characteristics, Industry, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Climate, Organizational Development, Work Attitudes
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Industrial Relations Research Inst.
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Wisconsin