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Barnard, William K., A Study of Female Employees'
Responses on an Attitude Survey. Doctor of Philosophy
(Personnel and Industrial Relations), May, 1978, 85 pp.,
24 tables, bibliography, 40 titles.
This study was conducted to clarify the use of an annual
attitude survey by a certain company, as it relates to that
company's female employees. In previous surveys using the
Job Descriptive Index, it was noted that the scatter of scores
about the mean for the satisfaction with Work, Pay, Promotion,
Supervisor, and Co-workers sub-tests was much greater for the
females than for the males. It was postulated that the female
group might be composed of two or more defineable subgroups
which had statistically different means.
In reviewing the research literature it was found that
no investigation of this type had been reported. Several
reports of findings related to satisfaction with employment
by females were found. These findings led to the primary
hypothesis that if the widely scattered scores reported for
females of the company resulted from combining the results
of two or more subgroups of females which had distinctly
different means, then there would be significant differences
in subgroups' scores on the Job Descriptive Index when the
total group was stratified by one or more of the following
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Barnard, William K. A Study of Female Employees' Responses on an Attitude Survey, thesis, May 1978; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500797/m1/2/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .