PROFESSIONAL MEN AND WOMEN AT WORK: A COMPARATIVE STUDY IN A RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION.
CASE INST OF TECH CLEVELAND OHIO
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A comparative investigation was made of professional women and men at work in a large, defense-based research and development organization. The women are the major focus, and the men provide a base-line for comparison. The study asked 1 whether professional men and women shared work motivations and were equally involved in their jobs 2 whether they were equally rewarded by the organization in terms of advancement 3 whether they attributed equal value to, were equally satisfied by and experienced similar or differing degrees of conflict between, work and home demands 4 whether their actual job mobility and mobility values were the same or different and 5 whether they experienced similar or differing degrees of job satisfactions. The results pointed overwhelmingly to the underlying similarities between the professional men and women within an organizational culture which provided essentially equal opportunities to both sexes. The major differences arose from the residential immobility of the married professional woman. Other differences were attributable to occupational group or marital status rather than to sex. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations