ERIC Number: ED119072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Why Don't Workers Want To Be Promoted?
Hahn, Deborah K.
This study has tried to provide answers for why 45% of American workers do not want to be promoted in the next 20 years. It was hypothesized that six determinants such as health, low income and job dissatisfaction are responsible for not wanting job promotion. Sex, age and race were hypothesized as determinants of worker's promotional expectations. A national probability sample of 1,159 employees were asked questions concerning their need for and expectation of promotion. Several multiple classification analyses were done and the following results were found: (1) the expectancy and need measures explained 46% of the variance in promotional desire; and (2) expectancies contributed much more to explained criterion variance than did the needs. However, since expectations could be measured with greater precision than could needs, it is possible that the complete contribution of needs to promotional desire is not accurately reflected by this study. (SE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (83rd, Chicago, Illinois, August 30 to September 2, 1975)