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The Resource Illusions of opportunity : employee expectations and workplace inequality, Sonia Ospina

Illusions of opportunity : employee expectations and workplace inequality, Sonia Ospina

Label
Illusions of opportunity : employee expectations and workplace inequality
Title
Illusions of opportunity
Title remainder
employee expectations and workplace inequality
Statement of responsibility
Sonia Ospina
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Employees expect organizations to offer an equitable distribution of rewards in promotion, compensation, and job challenge to those who work hard. According to Sonia Ospina, the realities of the workplace confound that expectation, since organizational practices of labelling and ranking individuals create inequality. For this reason, Ospina suggests that an appreciation of how employees experience and resolve the contradiction between expectation and reality in prerequisite to understanding work attitudes in contemporary organizations
  • Illusions of Opportunity documents the pervasiveness of this contradiction by focusing on three groups of workers within a large public organization in a major city. Exploring individual and collective attempts to make sense of reward distribution, Ospina found that each group endorsed a different definition of merit. The definitions represented an attempt on the part of each group to justify the claims of its own members to being organizational citizens who deserved recognition. Drawing on the research traditions of organizational stratification, the social psychology of justice, and organizational behavior, Ospina operates within a conceptual framework that links objective opportunity structures to employees' subjective perceptions of justice. Through this merger of the structural and the subjective, she provides new insights into the social basis of work attitudes
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ospina, Sonia
Dewey number
331.13/3/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD4903.5.U58
LC item number
O85 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Discrimination in employment
Label
Illusions of opportunity : employee expectations and workplace inequality, Sonia Ospina
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The Problem: A Pervasive Gap -- pt. II. Realities: Documenting Patterns of Opportunity -- pt. III. Perceptions: Experiencing Workplace Inequality -- pt. IV. Reactions: The Social Context of Work Attitudes
Control code
ocm33441843
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780875463575
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95044709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)33441843
Label
Illusions of opportunity : employee expectations and workplace inequality, Sonia Ospina
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The Problem: A Pervasive Gap -- pt. II. Realities: Documenting Patterns of Opportunity -- pt. III. Perceptions: Experiencing Workplace Inequality -- pt. IV. Reactions: The Social Context of Work Attitudes
Control code
ocm33441843
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780875463575
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95044709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)33441843

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