Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 127–138 | Cite as

Student perceptions of ‘job politics’ as practised by those climbing the corporate career ladder

  • Milton M. Pressley
  • David E. Blevins


This study assessed the extent to which college students, tomorrow's executives, agreed with various commonly heard assertions regarding the tactics of those climbing the corporate career ladder. The study used essentially the same data collection instrument as that used in a recent study of business executives. The results indicate a highly significant relationship of the opinions to church affiliation, citizenship, and race of the subjects. Moderate levels of significant opinion differences related to the subjects' school, age, social class, and gender. The subjects' opinions were not significantly related to their academic department, gradepoint average, or work experience.


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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Milton M. Pressley
    • 1
  • David E. Blevins
    • 1
  1. 1.the Department of Management and Marketing at the University of MississippiUSA

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