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ERIC Number: ED140500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
A Study of the Effects of an Altered Workweek.
Wood Educational Consultants, Edmonton (Alberta).
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of organizational change arising from alterations in the structuring of the workweek. Data were collected from a stratified random sample of management and nonmanagement personnel employed within the various branches of the Alberta Department of Education. The sample consisted of 132 standard hours respondents, 37 compressed workweek respondents, and 227 flextime respondents. The study examined the respondents' (1) perceptions of job satisfaction and organizational performance, (2) family interaction and family relationships, (3) participation in various leisure activities, and (4) commuting patterns and travel arrangements. The nonmangement personnel involved in altered workweeks indicated significantly more satisfaction with aspects of the job than the nonmanangement standard hours group. However, the two groups involved in altered workweeks noted a greater decline in participation in leisure activities and had experienced a significantly greater increase in boredom than did the standard hours group. The two groups involved in restructured workweeks made greater utilization of the public transit system and car pools than the standard hours group. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Administrators, Behavioral Science Research, Flexible Working Hours, Job Satisfaction, Labor Force, Leisure Time, Organizational Change, Organizational Climate, Organizational Effectiveness, Perception, Sampling, Self Actualization, Statistical Surveys, Time Blocks, Work Environment, Worker Days, Working Hours
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Authoring Institution: Wood Educational Consultants, Edmonton (Alberta).
Identifiers - Location: Canada