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ERIC Number: ED105157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Job Involvement: A Construct Validity Study.
Ruh, Robert A.; White, J. Kenneth
The interrelationships among job involvement, values, personal background, participation in decision making, and job attitudes were investigated by questionnaire for a sample of 2,775 employees of six manufacturing organizations, representing a 66 percent response rate. The results of this study indicated that job involvement, a basic orientation toward work, may be affected by individual differences brought to the job and by characteristics of the job situation. The results also indicated that job involvement may not be an appropriate variable for moderating the relationships between job characteristics and employee responses to the job. These results were discussed in relation to previous research and theory, and suggestions were offered for future research in this area. A list of references concerned with workers' job involvement is attached. Three tables offer statistical correlations of job involvement with background factors and values of workers surveyed in this study and of correlations between decision-making participation and job attitudes for rank and file workers and for managers. An appendix describes the study's finding that job involvement is strongly and positively related to the Protestant ethic. (Author/SD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1974)