Alienation: An Organizational Societal Comparison, 1972 (ICPSR 7343)

Published: May 12, 2009

Principal Investigator(s):
David Payne

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This study collected data from samples of workers drawn in a textile mill, a newspaper, and two commercial printing firms in North Carolina. Three slightly different questionnaires were administered in each organization, questionnaires A (135 respondents) and B (132 respondents) being subsets of the full questionnaire C (122 respondents). The resulting data were organized into one master file from which subsamples according to questionnaire form can be obtained. Variables focused on the respondents' participation in governmental and company decisions and assessed their interest in these areas and feelings of efficacy. Demographic variables include sex, age, race, income, and education.

Payne, David. Alienation:  An Organizational Societal Comparison, 1972. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-05-12.

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1972-04 -- 1972-05

A random sample of workers was drawn within each firm.

Workers in a textile mill, a newspaper, and two commercial printing firms in North Carolina.

self-enumerated questionnaires

survey data



2009-05-12 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

1984-05-03 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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