Accession Number:

ADA066190

Title:

A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Organizational Functioning.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF

Report Date:

1979-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

Specifically, the purpose of the study was to 1 identify the value systems of personnel from centers located in different cultures, 2 examine individuals at different organizational levels management, supervision, and labor force for differences in value orientations and perceptions of organizational characteristics, 3 determine the degree to which personal and job values influence or are related to evaluations of ones job, and intrinsic and extrinsic job satisfaction, and 4 assess the relationship between the perceived compatibility of superordinate-subordinate value orientations and job satisfaction. Results revealed that 1 both personal and job values of the work force at the centers overseas differed from each other as well as from workers in the U.S. centers, 2 centers differed with respect to organizational attributes, but these differences were not systematically related to value profiles, 3 supervisors and managers values were homogeneous across center locations, 4 values were not predictive of job satisfaction nor did they moderate the relationship between job attitudes and job satisfaction, and 5 when employees were asked about general value agreement between workers and supervisors, perceived disagreement was associated with lower levels of job satisfaction.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE