Differential Perceptions of Organizational Climate Held by Navy Enlisted Women and Men
Final rept. 1 Feb 1974-31 Oct 1975
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Using data obtained from the Navy Human Resource Management HRM Survey, this study addresses the interaction of sex and pay grade on organizational climate dimensions for 24,033 nonrated and rated shore personnel. Results show that women have an initial tendency to respond optimistically on the HRM Survey. However, as they advance to petty officer levels, women become disproportionately disillusioned on certain dimensions. This is consistently true in the area of attitudes toward peers. With increases in pay grade, women appear to feel less a part of the work group team, whereas the opposite trends is true for men. Results are discussed in terms of the solo woman in work groups, expectations women may have built up during recruitment and basic training, role conflict, and possible fear of success in competitive situations as women advance in their careers.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations