Orientations and Social Background

  • R. M. Blackburn
  • Michael Mann
Part of the Cambridge Studies in Sociology book series (CAMBSIS)


So far we have established the existence of orientations, and argued that they are not just a product of experience in the present job. The question which now arises is, “Where do the orientations come from?” The answer to this question may be sought in the social backgrounds of the workers. If it can be shown that orientations are influenced by aspects of an individual’s social background, we may conclude with considerable confidence that they do have an existence transcending the immediate situation, and so can have a real influence on job choice.


Social Background Preference Score Dependent Child Fringe Benefit Intrinsic Quality 
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© R. M. Blackburn and Michael Mann 1979

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