Age is just a number: The work ethic and individual work performance of young bosses and older subordinates and how it predicts productivity and approaches
Effects of ethics and performance on productivity
Date of Publication
Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology
College of Liberal Arts
Laurene Chua Garcia
Defense Panel Member
Jose Lloyd Espiritu
This research investigates the work ethic and individual work performance of young bosses and older subordinates, and how their work ethic (WE) and individual work performance (IWP) predict productivity approaches (PA). Quantitative data was collected from 115 subordinates born in 1981 and the years before and young bosses in 1982 and onwards, from companies in various industries. Through correlational analyses, it was found that IWP was significantly correlated to the 4 PAs. Results of the multiple regression analyses showed that WE did not predict PA for both young bosses and older subordinates. IWP was found to be a significant predictor of 4 PAs with regards to young bosses, and 3 PAs with regards to older subordinates. The study was able to find support for the hypothesis that individual work performance predicts the productivity approach of young bosses and older subordinates, suggesting that a young boss' and an older subordinate's productivity approach is more likely to be accounted for by his/her individual work performance rather than his/her level of hard work. The main findings of the qualitative study for both young bosses and older subordinates is that they both define hard work as the capacity to accomplish their deliverables. The two groups of individuals acknowledged the significance of both task and contextual performance however, they viewed the accomplishment of their tasks as of prime importance in their definition of IWP. Furthermore, young bosses and older subordinates defined productivity as accomplishing task in an efficient manner.
Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall
175 leaves : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Work ethic; Labor productivity; Industrial relations
Abella, J. T., Cruz, J. J., Redula, D. F., & Tachibana, H. A. (2018). Age is just a number: The work ethic and individual work performance of young bosses and older subordinates and how it predicts productivity and approaches. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/etd_bachelors/10093