A Study of the Social Psychological Consequences of the Announcement to Close Naval Shipyards. Study 1. Relation of Personality Measures to Job Satisfaction and Cohesiveness Items. Study 2. Reports of Physical Ailments under Three Conditions of Job Stress.
BARUCH COLL NEW YORK
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Two small studies used data from civilian employees of three naval shipyards Brooklyn, New York, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Norfolk, Virginia. In study one, the relationships were slight of personality to job satisfaction and cohesiveness. For the yards, only the anomie measure showed some low consistency. In study two, contrary to expectations, the results showed more reports of ailments from the Norfolk no stress group than from the Portsmouth or Brooklyn longitudinal subsamples. A discussion is also included concerning dilemmas about definitions and taxonomies for stress, and some final points on the data from the project. Author