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Type: Journal article
Title: Attitudinal differences between generation-x and older employees
Author: Ferres, Natalie
Travaglione, Anthony
Firns, Ian
Citation: International Journal of Organisational Behaviour. Vol. 6 Jan-Jun 2003:320-333
Publisher: Dept of Human Resouce Management and Employment Relations & University of Southern Queensland
Issue Date: 2003
ISSN: 1440-5377
Abstract: Using qualitative and quantitative methods the current paper investigated the differences in levels of trust, commitment, procedural justice and turnover intention between Generation-X employees (Gen-Xers) and older age group employees. 234 participants were included in the study, 83 Gen-X subjects and 151 older, non Gen-X subjects. No difference between the Gen-X and the older group was found for levels of affective commitment or trust. As predicted, Gen-X employees displayed lower continuance commitment, exhibited stronger turnover intentions, and had lower scores for perceptions of procedural justice. Relationships between the variables were similar across the Gen-X and older age group. The implications of these findings for the effective management of Gen-X employees are discussed.
Keywords: Generation-X; trust; commitment; procedural justice; turnover intention.
RMID: 0020031678
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