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Title The impact of employee participation on the job satisfaction of blue-collar workers
Author Thornton, Reid C
Department Department of Economics and Business
Institution Colorado College
Degree Type bachelor
Degree Name Bachelor of Arts
Type of Resource text
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Accepted 2009
Date Digitized 2009
Abstract This thesis examines how different forms of participation impact the job satisfaction of blue-collar workers. By examining previous literature, satisfaction has shown to be beneficial for both the worker and the employer, but limited research has been done in the blue-collar sector of the workforce. Six types of participation were analyzed including: participation in work decisions, consultative participation, informal participation, short-term participation, representative participation, and employee ownership. In order to analyze these types of participation, four companies were used to interview twenty blue-collar employees. A qualitative approach was used to discover what employees thought about participation and satisfaction within their own companies, and participants were encouraged to tell stories of past experiences to exemplify their responses. Results suggested that informal participation, consultative participation and emotional attachment have the most impact on blue-collar employee satisfaction.
Keywords Participation
Job satisfaction
Rights Statement Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the author for permission to publish.
Extent 98 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Note (thesis) Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Note (bibliography) Bibliography : p. 95-98
Language eng
OCLC Identifier 436881712
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:1338
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