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Control of the work process: the workers' viewpoint.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7239734     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Recent studies of job satisfaction, working conditions, and changes in the content of work indicate that problems of low productivity and dissatisfaction may be related to changes in the organization of work which have reduced the amount of autonomy and control which workers have over the labor process. At the same time, elements in the labor movement, which has traditionally focused almost exclusively on obtaining higher wages and greater benefits for union members, now seem to be directing their attention to issues of workplace democracy and worker control over the production process and company policies. The research reported here investigates the determinants of worker autonomy and of workers' desire for increased worker control over the workplace. This article describes what are viewed as the main hypotheses suggested by earlier research and reports the findings and new hypotheses derived from a preliminary analysis of data from the ISR National 1977 Quality of Employment Survey and pilot in-depth interviews with sixteen Baltimore workers.
Authors:
T R Durham; J Morgan; B Larcom; C K Chase-Dunn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0020-7314     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Health Serv     Publication Date:  1981  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-08-20     Completed Date:  1981-08-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1305035     Medline TA:  Int J Health Serv     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Decision Making*
Efficiency
Employment*
Humans
Job Satisfaction*
Labor Unions
Social Control, Informal*
United States
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
ADAMHA GRANT #5 T32 MH14587-03/MH/NIMH NIH HHS

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