ERIC Number: ED084411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Workers' Attitudes Toward the 4-Day, 40-Hour Workweek.
Dickinson, Terry L.; Wijting, Jan P.
Employees' attitudes toward a proposed 4-day, 40-hour workweek were examined relative to job and worker variables, expectations about the new workweek schedule, and job-aspect satisfactions. Employees classified by their sex, work shifts, wage schedules, and sex and work shifts differed significantly in their attitudes toward the 4-day, 40-hour week over the advantages and disadvantages they expected to result from the revised workweek. Except for pay and promotions, satisfaction with job aspects was not significantly correlated with preference for the proposed workweek. The importance to firms of first assessing and planning to deal with employees' expectations in relations to the 4-day, 40-hour week is discussed. (Author)
Descriptors: Employee Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Climate, Sex Differences, Work Attitudes, Work Environment, Working Hours
Director, Industrial Relations Center, 280 East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50010
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Industrial Relations Center.