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Title:How Do Male and Female Public Parks and Recreation Professionals' Perceptions of Equity Affect Their Workplace Attitudes
Author(s):Anderson, Denise Marie
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Kimberly Shinew
Department / Program:Recreation, Sport and Tourism
Discipline:Recreation, Sport and Tourism
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract:The purpose of this study was to explore perceptions of workplace equity felt by men and women in public parks and recreation. The impact these perceptions have on workplace issues was also examined. Issues that were studied included job satisfaction, organizational commitment, organizational citizenship, and career development opportunities. In addition to equity theory, equity sensitivity was also used as an underlying construct of the study. Subjects for this study were drawn from the American Parks and Recreation Society membership list using a systematic stratified random sampling procedure. Chi-square, multivariate and univariate analyses along with independent t-tests were used for data analyses. Analyses indicated that there were significant differences between men and women with regard to perceptions of equity as well as levels of organizational citizenship. An examination of equity sensitivity groups found significant differences between benevolents, entitleds, and equity sensitives on scales measuring organizational commitment and career development opportunities. Finally, a comparison was conducted between benevolent men and benevolent women as benevolents comprised 88% of the entire sample. Significant differences were found for perceptions of equity and organizational citizenship.
Issue Date:2000
Description:169 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9971013
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2000

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