ERIC Number: ED182666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-3
Work From the Point of View of the Voluntarily Unemployed.
Marks, John B.
Work attitudes of voluntarily unemployed males were investigated. Young men from four different alternative life style groups--hippies, bikers, surfers, and criminals--whose lives did not include work, and matched workers were interviewed and briefly tested. Data concerning their activities and attitudes were examined, the 88 variables showing differences among the groups were intercorrelated and the matrix factor analyzed. Factors were found which reflected work attitudes important in all groups, including conformity to work scheduling and the views of work as requirement for livelihood or as enjoyment. Other factors reflected patterns associated with membership in the different groups. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Portland.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (87th, New York, NY, September 1-5, 1979)