THREE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS OF COSTEFFECTIVENESS ASSOCIATED WITH PERSONNEL ATTITUDES AND ATTRIBUTES.
PITTSBURGH UNIV PA
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Cost-effectiveness involves a multiplicity of social and material inputs and outputs. Twenty-eight simulated manufacturing companies yielded data company-bycompany on approximately 50 variables. These variables dealt with financial and production figures, management and worker satisfaction and other personnel attributes. Management satisfaction with subordinates was higher in companies whose gross sales were higher r .62. In companies with higher inventory costs per sales income, workers saw themselves as having less clear job goals r -.58. Factory analyses provided a more abstract examination of the same data. Four factors accounted for the financial performance of the companies Gross Processing Activity, Variables Costs, Conservative Planning and Equipment Costs. Management morale could be described by four factors Satisfaction with Top Management Policies, Satisfaction with Top Management Policies, Satisfaction with Individual Responsibility and Authority, Internal Responsibility, and Satisfaction with Climate and Operations. A similar factorial structure was obtained for workers. Author