Work Outcomes as Predicted by Attitudes and Demographics of Hispanic and NonHispanics: A Literature Review.
Final rept. 1970-1986,
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Because Hispanics are becoming an increasingly larger percentage of the U.S. population, Navy contracted a review of studies that have investigated Hispanics in the workplace or Hispanics work-related attitudes. The review was to serve as the preliminary step in developing a survey of new hires Hispanics and a control group of white males in unskilled and semi-skilled, blue-collar, Navy civilian jobs. Past researchers have questioned the generalizability of results from pre-1970 studies of Hispanics because of sampling biases. Also, the few more recent investigations have suffered from numerous methodological problems inadequate or no control groups, loosely defined traits, statistical concerns, etc. Given the limited number of studies which have utilized Hispanics combined with the concerns mentioned above, the literature provided few insights into issues that might differentially affect Hispanics vs. mainstream employees. For that reason, consideration of work-related theories, models, and findings derived forfrom mainstream subjects were suggested as potential bases for designing the survey.
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