Racioethnic differences in job satisfaction: A test of orthogonal cultural identification theory and self-categorization theory
The theories of orthogonal cultural identification and self-categorization are offered as links in examining the possible racioethnic differences in job satisfaction. It is posited that racioethnicity (Cox & Blake, 1991) is multidimensional with at least three conceptually distinct dimensions. Since there is a need for consistent terminology with respect to these distinct dimensions, the following new terms are offered to differentiate among them: "physioethnicity" refers to the physiological dimension of racioethnicity; "socioethnicity" refers to the sociocultural dimension; and "psychoethnicity" refers to the psychological dimension.^ Results showed that for the dominant group (Hispanics in this case) (1) bicultural and multicultural individuals were more satisfied with coworkers than acultural and monocultural individuals and (2) individuals with higher strength of psychoethnicity were more satisfied with coworkers, the work itself, and supervision than those with lower strength of psychoethnicity. The findings suggest racioethnic differences within the dominant group and between groups beyond race. ^
Business Administration, Management|Psychology, Industrial|Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Shawnta Shajuan Friday,
"Racioethnic differences in job satisfaction: A test of orthogonal cultural identification theory and self-categorization theory"
(January 1, 1997).
ProQuest ETD Collection for FIU.