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Title:The rural - industrial interface: a study of emerging occupational consciousness of supervisors in a Nyanza sugar refinery
Authors:Henley, John S.
Odit, Francis C.
Periodical:Vierteljahresberichte Probleme der Entwicklungsländer
Geographic term:Kenya
Subject:work attitudes
Abstract:The authors explore the type of commitment to work of a group of supervisors in a sugar refinery in Kenya. It might be thought that such a group of people, who are mostly first-generation wage earners, would display the classic symptoms of alienation since they have been removed from a rural peasant environment and exchange their labour for a cash wage in a modern, capital-intensive factory. However, it appeared that they identified with their work and enlarged the rewards and status they derived from it. The majority planned to stay with the company. Sections: Introduction - Methodology - Findings (Social background; Education and training; Job satisfaction; Attitudes to the wage structure; Attitudes of supervisors to their Company) - Conclusion. Ref. Deutsche Zusammenfassung; Résumé français.