Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Rolling with the Changes: How Marijuana Testing Policies Affect Job Seekers' Organizational Attractiveness, Job Pursuit Intention, and Corporate Social Responsibility Perceptions
by McClure, Ryan M., M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2018, 105; 10807794
Abstract (Summary)

In recent years, marijuana use has become an increasingly prominent concern for Human Resource professionals. Policy makers for organizations are scrambling to understand how individual state legalization in the United States will affect their businesses. This study investigated job applicant perceptions of organizational attractiveness, job pursuit intention, and corporate social responsibility of organizations as potentially affected by marijuana testing policy. Marijuana use was studied as a potential moderator. Results suggest that marijuana use and drug-testing policy both play a role in shaping job applicant perceptions. While perceptions for non-marijuana users were relatively unaffected by drug-testing policy, marijuana user perceptions were affected. An interaction effect of marijuana use and drug-testing policy was found for organizational attractiveness, and main effects of marijuana use and drug-testing policy were found for job pursuit intention. There were no significant results for corporate social responsibility. Additional research on work-related marijuana use and attitudes towards marijuana in the workplace was conducted and reported. Future research and practical implications are included.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Bartels, Lynn
Commitee: Daus, Catherine, Love, Mary Sue
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Occupational psychology, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Corporate social responsibility, Drug-testing policy, Job pursuit intention, Marijuana, Organizational attractiveness
Publication Number: 10807794
ISBN: 9780355984576
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