Eye of the Beholder: Does What Is Important About a Job Depend on Who Is Asked?

Connell, Angela R.; Culbertson, Satoris S.
May 2010
Academy of Management Perspectives;May2010, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p83
Academic Journal
The article reports on a study which investigated differences in the conceptualization of job priorities, as affected by hierarchical position and gender. The research, conducted by Mark C. Frame of the University of Texas at Arlington and three colleagues, was published in the "Journal of Applied Social Psychology" under the title "What is important on the job? Differences across gender, perspective, and job level." It found significant differences between males and females, and other significant difference between supervised and supervisory positions.


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