Racial differences in work attitudes: What you see depends on what you study

Mark John Somers, Dee Birnbaum

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Abstract

Differences in a constellation of work attitudes were studied with respect to black and white employees using a sample of healthcare workers. Preliminary analyses using MANOVA indicated that blacks had more positive work attitudes than did whites. However, systematic analyses of set of covariates including personal, lifestyle, and organizational variables eliminated all racial differences in work attitudes. Implications of these findings and directions for future research were discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-591
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Business and Psychology
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology(all)

Keywords

  • Diversity
  • Race
  • Survey research
  • Work attitudes

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