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Title:Mapping Cultural Models of Authority
Author(s):Kurowski, Lois Landis
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Triandis, Harry C.
Department / Program:Labor and Industrial Relations
Discipline:Labor and Industrial Relations
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Abstract:As the United States' workforce becomes more diverse, the incidence of cross-cultural supervision will increase. Cross-cultural supervision is a workplace situation in which the culture of the supervisor and of the subordinate differ. Anecdotal evidence and cross-cultural psychological theory suggest that cultures may differ in their models of authority. For this qualitative study, 20 Hispanic workers and 19 non-Hispanic white workers were interviewed about their experiences with supervisors and their views about ideal supervisory behavior. Results suggest that Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites may have significantly different cultural models of authority. Although the workers interviewed shared a common "factory worker" cultural model, the two groups differ on their basic philosophical approach to work, their concepts of how harmony is achieved in the workplace, how dignity is maintained, how respect is shown, and their desired intrapsychic outcomes.
Issue Date:1998
Description:184 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9912297
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:1998

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