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Understanding the Work Values of Chinese Employees

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Author(s): Xiaochuan Jiang | Jianfeng Yang

Journal: Psychology
ISSN 2152-7180

Volume: 02;
Issue: 06;
Start page: 579;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Work Values | Chinese | Employee | Collectivism | Social Harmony

ABSTRACT
This study aimed to explore work values in Mainland China. A total of 1,155 Chinese employees participated in this study by filling out questionnaires. Data was analysed using factor analysis, analysis of variance, and regression. Results showed that Chinese employee emphasized social harmony and self-realization the most, followed by prosperous development and material conditions. There were substantial relationships between work values and gender, age, hierarchical levels, and organizational performance. However, tenure and organizational size had no significant effect on work values.
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