Title

A day on the job: clarifying work values using story narratives

Date of Publication

1997

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Psychology Major in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Subject Categories

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Alexa P. Abrenica

Defense Panel Chair

Gundelina A. Velasco

Defense Panel Member

Richard Gonzales
Joffre Chua

Abstract/Summary

This study explores the use of story narratives as an alternative method for clarifying work values. Four story scenarios were developed with various work value cluster combinations utilizing two mediums -- printed textual form and broadcast audio form. The story narratives were then tested and compared to a traditional test, the Work Values Inventory (WVI), in terms of effectiveness. Results showed that the story narratives were effective in clarifying work values because they were able to situate work values within job setting realities, and ranked high in clarity and understandability. The printed stories rated higher than the WVI in effectiveness, but surprisingly, the narrated stories ranked even lower than the WVI. The findings suggest that further studies must be undertaken to maximize the strength of stories as a method in clarifying work values. Conversely, the limitations discovered in the study pose challenges for the development, administration and utilization of such an unconventional method.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TG02616

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

132 leaves

Keywords

Work measurement; Job analysis; Values

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