Accession Number:

ADA402932

Title:

EO Fairness Effects on Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, and Perceived Work Group Effectiveness: Does Race or Gender Make a Difference?

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. May-Jul 2001

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT INST PATRICK AFB FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

A theoretical model investigated by McIntyre, Bartle, Landis, and Dansby 2001 indicated that equal opportunity fairness EOF attitudes have significant impact on perceived work group effectiveness, job satisfaction, and, ultimately, organizational commitment. This model was developed and examined with heterogeneous military samples of 5,000 by means of structural equation modeling SEM. The purpose of the present study is to determine the degree to which the McIntyre et al., model is consistent invariant across four large sociocultural groups within the military enlisted African-American and Caucasian men and women. Four pairs of samples consisting of 5,000 observations each were examined through SEM multiple-group analyses. Technically, results indicated that the model was noninvariant i.e. inonsistent across the four groups. However, through a series of post hoc analyses, it became evident that for practical purposes, the model can be considered invariant. Discussion focused on the contrast of the technical versus practical results and recommendations for future research. in addition, a practical flow diagram is presented as a summary of how the results of the theoretical model can be used as a tool in organizational development and training interventions in the context of EOF problems.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE