Attitudes In and Around Organizations

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SAGE, Jun 8, 1998 - Business & Economics - 266 pages
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How do the attitudes people bring with them to the workplace affect thoughts, feelings and actions in organizations? How are the attitudes of those outside an organization affected by the organization? This book provides a concise summary of what we know about attitudes and suggests what we might discover by adopting novel means, both conceptual and methodological, for studying attitudes in and around organizations.

The author overviews the job satisfaction literature, including a redefinition of job satisfaction. In addition, he examines: the various means by which attitudes have been measured; attitude formation and change; and the resistance of attitudes to change efforts. Groups whose attitudes are organizationally rele

  

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Contents

Much Ado About Something
1
Job Satisfaction Reconsidered
9
Job Satisfaction Redux
85
Negative Racial Attitudes as an Exemplar
119
An Attitudinal Perspective
151
The Study of Attitudes in the Organizational Sciences as History
171
Postscript
183
Author Index
243
Subject Index
260
About the Author
266
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Arthur P. Brief is the George Eccles Chair in Business Ethics and Presidential Professor at the University of Utah. He was formerly a Fulbright Fellow in Lisbon, a Batten Fellow at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia, and the Thomas S. Murphy Distinguished Research Professor at Harvard Business School. Professor Brief has published widely on the moral dimensions of organizational life including Attitudes In and Around Organizations (1998).

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