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ERIC Number: EJ823848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0898-5952
The Effect of Self-Directed Work Teams on Work Ethic
Petty, Gregory C.; Lim, Doo Hun; Yoon, Seung Won; Fontan, Johnny
Performance Improvement Quarterly, v21 n2 p49-63 2008
This study examined the work ethic of manufacturing machine operators between self-directed work teams and traditional work groups using four work ethic subscales: dependable, considerate, ambitious, and cooperative (Dawson, [1999]; Petty, [1991]). Differences in measured work ethic scores were also compared across six demographic variables: age, gender, level of education, years of full-time work experience, years of experience as a supervisor, and work shift preference. Findings showed that there were significant differences in the work ethic between those two team structures and age groups. Implications for future research were presented. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee; Wisconsin