Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Work attitude differences among subgroups of part-time workers: Testing competing theories
by Crowe-Taylor, Mary Alice, Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2013, 111; 3586044
Abstract (Summary)

Survey data were collected from 445 part-time transportation workers to test three sets of competing hypotheses about primary and secondary part-time workers that were developed from Partial Inclusion theory (Allport, 1933), Investment Model theory (Farrell & Rusbult, 1981), and the Part-time Work Arrangements perspective (Feldman, 1990). The Investment Model constructs explaining job satisfaction, organizational commitment and turnover intent received the most support. However, the part-time work arrangements perspective also received some support as there were significant differences in organizational commitment and turnover intentions between primary and secondary part-time workers. The application of Partial Inclusion theory to the part-time worker subgroup context was not supported.

INDEX WORDS: Part-time Employment, Investment Model theory, Partial Inclusion theory, Part-time Work Arrangements, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, Turnover Intent, Transportation Industry.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Stokes, Garnett S.
Commitee: Kuhnert, Karl, Lance, Charles, Mahan, Robert
School: University of Georgia
Department: Applied Psychology
School Location: United States -- Georgia
Source: DAI-A 75/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Organization Theory, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Investment, Job satisfaction, Organizational commitment, Part-time work, Partial inclusion, Transportation industry, Turnover, Work arrangements
Publication Number: 3586044
ISBN: 978-1-303-79536-7
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