The effects of participative level on job attitude improvement



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The purpose of the present research was to address the issue of identifying the relationship between participative level and work attitude improvement. Employees (n = 202) of a northeast manufacturing facility completed a survey measuring job attitudes and work related perceptions five months before, and five years after a gainsharing program was implemented at the plant. After the second survey administration, the employees were classified as either direct or indirect participants depending on whether or not they were ever a member of a gainshairing committee. The later survey scores were regressed on the initial survey scores. The residual was considered to be an index of improvement and was correlated with participative level. Moderate correlations were obtained for some work attitudes. It was concluded that participative level affects some but not all work attitudes and perceptions.



Job satisfaction, Employee representation in management, Employee motivation