ERIC Number: ED140037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Wages and Other Rewards, What People Want or Get from Their Jobs, and How Education Makes a Difference (or Does It). Three Papers.
Paper I: Using information from the national 1973 Quality of Employment Survey, the following assertions are examined relative to white employees: (1) Employees with more years of schooling and experience can obtain more agreeable and better-paying jobs and (2) among workers with equal schooling and experience, those with more agreeable jobs must accept less pay. It was concluded that school and work experience both pay off in more dignified and meaningful work and that finding evidence of wage differentials which compensate for nonpecuniary benefits is very difficult. Paper II: A survey of unionized municipal workers was done to determine whether the new generation of educated workers would make new kinds of job demands. A questionnaire was mailed to 164 accountants, 214 college office assistants, and 427 social service supervisors and administered to 90 nurse's aides through interviews. It was found that the desire for changes in the job seems related to patterns of satisfaction and dissatisfaction with particular job aspects rather than to age or education. Paper III: Utilizing information from the same survey as Paper II, an analysis of responses suggests that union leaders do not initiate demands for job enrichment because they correctly perceive their members' relative unwillingness to forego pay increases in order to get more opportunity for job involvement. (EM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Education and Work Group.
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