ERIC Number: ED081936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Personal and Behavioral Factors Affecting the Supply of the Self Employed.
Synder, Jack Howard
The purposes of this study were: to identify factors differentiating self-employed retail managers who started their business from those who bought their business; to identify factors differentiating self-employed retail managers from all retail managers; and to develop a supply function to predict the number of self-employed from the total population of retail managers. Factors investigated included personal variables (such as age, sex, birthplace, and family data) and behavioral variables (such as satisfaction with business, hours worked, and number of sources of business information). The sample consisted of 200 randomly selected retail managers of Madison, Wisconsin, each of whom was interviewed personally. Results indicated that those who started their own business had greater job satisfaction and more work experience than those who bought their business. In comparing the self-employed manager and all retail managers, the self-employed were in the labor force significantly longer and their self-reliance factor was significantly greater, while the wage and salaried managers had significantly larger business. The development of a supply function to estimate the number of self-employed managers was achieved in a restricted sense. (SC)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrators, Doctoral Dissertations, Employment Practices, Individual Characteristics, Job Satisfaction, Labor Supply, Managerial Occupations, Retraining, Self Esteem, Success, Vocational Adjustment
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-193 789, MF $1.45, HC price not quoted)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
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