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ERIC Number: ED133414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Black-White Differences in Work Environment Perceptions and Job Satisfaction and its Correlates.
Jones, Allan P.; And others
One hundred and sixty-six Black and 1,451 White sailors assigned to the same shipboard divisions were compared on job satisfaction. Differences in satisfaction were explored with regard to two hypothesized sources-differences in individual needs and differences in work conditions. Individual perceptions of the work environment were measured by a 145-item psychological climate questionnaire developed for this study. In addition to psychological climate, items were included to measure individual need strength and satisfaction regarding various job-related areas such as pay, social needs, etc. Comparisons on various individual and background measures indicated that Blacks tended to be slightly older, and to have lived in larger cities and smaller houses. Blacks reported higher scores on self-esteem. Blacks and whites were similar in job-related attitudes. The hypothesis that differences in satisfaction and other work-related attitudes reflected different work conditions was not supported in terms of perceptions of climate. There was more support regarding differences in need strength. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Naval Medical Research and Development Command, Bethesda, MD.; Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Christian Univ., Fort Worth. Inst. of Behavioral Research.
Note: To be published in "Personnel Psychology," 1977