TITLE

The Effects of Field Dependency on Worker Orientations

AUTHOR(S)
Wood, Donald
PUB. DATE
August 1974
SOURCE
Academy of Management Proceedings (00650668);1974, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Proceeding
ABSTRACT
Much of the perceptual research has shown that females are more field dependent or extrinsic when defining their personal orientations than are males. This study sought to determine if, in an industrial context, this greater dependency would be manifest by a higher correspondence between personal impressions toward work and "external" evaluations of job performance in the form of supervisory ratings for female employees as compared to males. The results disclosed that female impressions of work were in general agreement with how supervisors rated them, as 7 of 10 job satisfaction items significantly correlated with overall job performance ratings. This was not the case for males; only one significant item appeared, but in the negative direction. It was determined, further, that females who placed a high value on work, per se, were more likely to be oriented in a dependent fashion than females seeing little value in work.
ACCESSION #
17530795

 

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