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The Protestant work ethic : the psychology of work-related beliefs and behaviours

Author: Adrian Furnham
Publisher: London [England] ; New York : Routledge, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Psychologists have long been active in investigating concepts integral to the Protestant work ethic - the topic is a central one in such areas as occupational, industrial, and social psychology. Here, for the first time, is a psychological account. In examining what PWE beliefs are, who acquires them, and when, Adrian Furnham gives us insights into the effects of the PWE in the work place today, as well as its  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Furnham
ISBN: 0415017041 9780415017046 041501705X 9780415017053
OCLC Number: 19670108
Description: xv, 305 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The origin of the concept --
Psychological components of the PWE --
The measurement of PWE beliefs --
The aetiology and distribution of PWE beliefs --
The work ethic at work --
The work ethic and worklessness --
Changes in the work ethic --
Alternative ethics --
The future of work ethic --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Adrian Furnham.

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A comprehensive and explicitly psychological account of the Protestant Work Ethic. Includes an insight into the effects of the PWE in the workplace today, as well as its future in a changing world.  Read more...

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