Work related values and attitudes in Central and Eastern Europe
After the shift from centrally planned to market economies, CEE countries experienced significant changes in the world of work. Full employment was replaced by a distortion in labour markets, a rapid rise in unemployment and intensive labour emigration. The following questions are discussed: (1) Can the people in CEE countries be characterized by similar work-related values? (2) Is there any diversity in attitudes towards superiors in the transition countries? To answer these questions, findings of the European Values Study are used. The comparison of data from fourteen CEE countries shows that, concerning work-related values, two groups of countries can be differentiated. The analysis of attitudes towards one’s superior also suggests the lack of a homogenous Eastern European cluster.
Volume (Year): 13 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 216 - 238
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