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Title: Correlates of Job Attitudes Among Young Women
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1. Nicholson, Edward A.
Roderick, Roger D.
Correlates of Job Attitudes Among Young Women
Nebraska Journal of Economics and Business 12,4 (Autumn 1973): 77-89.
Cohort(s): Young Women
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Keyword(s): Discrimination, Racial/Ethnic; Job Satisfaction; Racial Differences; Self-Reporting; Work Attitudes

This report focuses on the quality of employment of young women by examining their self-reported job satisfaction. Nearly two-thirds of the whites and more than half of the blacks declared that they liked their jobs "very much," and indeed no more than four percent of either group said that they disliked their jobs "very much." That whites are more likely than blacks to have reported high satisfaction was anticipated in light of the intercolor variations in demographic characteristics, occupational assignment, and hourly rates of pay; and the explanatory model behaves largely as had been expected. Young women whose labor market achievements (occupation for both whites and blacks, and pay for blacks) compare most favorably to the achievements of others with equivalent amounts of education evidenced high job satisfaction more frequently than did those whose experiences compared less favorably to their educational reference groups. Some of the problems of one form of under-utilization are suggested by the fact that those with the highest education relative to others doing the same kind of work are least likely to report high satisfaction. Likewise, the smaller proportion of the relatively low paid blacks who report high satisfaction depicts a potential outcome of racial discrimination in the labor market.
Bibliography Citation
Nicholson, Edward A. and Roger D. Roderick. "Correlates of Job Attitudes Among Young Women." Nebraska Journal of Economics and Business 12,4 (Autumn 1973): 77-89.