ERIC Number: ED122067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Where Have All the Robots Gone? Worker Dissatisfaction in the '70's.
Sheppard, Harold L.; Herrick, Neal Q.
The book presents an overview of American worker dissatisfaction in the 1970's, based upon three separate national surveys taken among two groups: blue and white collar union member workers and the young American worker under 30 years of age. The text is preceded by a foreward by Harvey Swados, an authors' preface, and an introduction by Michael Maccoby. Chapters are divided into five sections and include: (1) The Myth of the Happy Worker, Chapters 1 and 2, presenting an overview of the work force and discontented white male blue collar workers; (2) Blue Collars on Borrowed Time, Chapters 3, 4, and 5, discussing the nature of the workers' job tasks, their effects upon worker alienation and political orientation, and job security; (3) The Young Worker, Chapters 6, 7, and 8, discussing the under-30 workers; (4) Opportunity and the Older Worker, Chapters 9 and 10, examining mid-career malaise and second careers; and (5) Possibilities for Change, Chapters 11 and 12, discussing solutions and employer points of view and policies. (Chapters 10 and 11 were written by Alan Entine and Fred Foulkes, respectively.) Statistical tables and the interview form used for white male union workers are appended. (LH)
Descriptors: Blue Collar Occupations, Career Change, Change Strategies, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Labor Force, Questionnaires, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Influences, State of the Art Reviews, Surveys, Tables (Data), Union Members, Work Attitudes, Work Environment, Young Adults
The Free Press, 866 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10022 (Cloth, $7.95; Paper, $3.95)
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