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Title: Work-nonwork factors as explanatory variables of industrial attitudes and behaviour in a developing country : the case of the Sudanese blue-collar worker
Author: Elmahi, Gaafar A. M.
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1990
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The subject matter of this research project has been the attitudes and behaviour of the Sudanese industrial worker. The objective is to test the thesis that, given the novelty of the industrialization process in most of the developing countries, nonwork factors i.e. , workers' experience in the wider society, are more important in shaping attitudes to work than the immediate experience of it. This hypothesis was tested via exploring (i) the priorities, goals and preferences which the Sudanese industrial worker pursues in his employment, (ii) the importance of working in his life (his central life interests), his commitment to wage-employment and the ways in which these are related to his experience on the job, (iii) the similarities and differences workers may exhibit vis-a-vis their orientations and commitment to work along their skill levels and (vi) the ways in which workers' orientations and commitment to work are constrained by their social experience outside the work domain.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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