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Title:Orientation to work and job attitudes amongst manual and administrative workers: a preliminary statement
Author:Odiaka, Bert I.ISNI
Periodical:The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subject:work attitudes
Abstract:This paper examines the influence of workers' dominant orientation (instrumental, relational, personal growth) on their attitudes toward work (job involvement, job satisfaction, work values). Three hundred and seven manual workers directly involved in production and maintenance in two firms using different production processes in Asaba, Bendel State, Nigeria, were interviewed, and Bennett's rating scale was used to measure 'desire and expectations'. There is evidence that the workers' dominant orientation does influence their attitudes toward work to a certain extent. The study also shows that the workers studied cannot be said to have a 'poor attitude to work'. The author believes that it would be useful to incorporate the orientation to work approach in the study of industrial attitudes and behaviour, because it starts the analysis from site orientation rather than from prior orientations. He concludes with a presentation of a model for use in the field of industrial sociology as a guide to the understanding of industrial attitudes and behaviour. App., bibliogr., notes, ref., sum.