Years

Crafts

Operatives

Laborers

Technical

Professionals

Managers and Executives

R2

I am given a real opportunity to improve my skills in my company.a

1985

2.90

3.29

3.12

2.86

2.66

2.57

.028

1990

2.85

2.84

3.10

2.71

2.52

2.55

.024

1996

2.89

2.99

2.91

2.75

2.59

2.54

.016

I am satisfied with the opportunities for training and development that my company provides me.a

1990

3.04

2.77

3.09

2.92

2.77

2.76

.010

1996

3.03

2.93

2.93

2.94

2.78

2.70

.008

Considering everything, how would you rate your overall satisfaction in your company at the present time?b

1985

2.68

2.80

2.56

2.59

2.49

2.33

.010

1990

2.58

2.43

2.74

2.56

2.40

2.41

.008

1996

2.66

2.74

2.64

2.57

2.48

2.39

.008

Senior management gives employees a clear picture of the direction the company is headed.a

1990

3.19

2.98

3.14

3.11

2.95

2.88

.010

1996

2.98

2.88

2.83

2.92

2.80

2.77

.008

When my company's senior management says something, you can believe it is true.a

1990

3.43

3.22

3.31

3.19

3.08

2.91

.015

1996

3.27

3.16

3.03

3.20

2.97

2.83

.015

Sample sizes (N)

1985

127

64

149

195

784

284

 

1990

294

129

287

336

1235

533

 

1996

416

247

426

426

1411

1318

 

c 1 = Very Good, 2 = Good, 3 = Fair, 4 = Poor, 5 = Very Poor.

R2 values are for multiple regression analyses in which survey items were regressed on occupational groups (effects coded).

Respondents specifying occupation as "other" and respondents missing occupational codes are not included in the occupational categories in this table.



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