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Cyndi J. Schaeffer is a 2012 graduate of the PhD Program in Leadership and Change at Antioch University

Document Type

Dissertation

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

This research design used factor analysis to develop subscales related to areas of loss, and subscales related to work behaviors of survivors following a downsizing. Five loss subscales were revealed as a result of factor analysis. They were loss of sense of justice and supervisory support; loss of security and support; loss of positive outlook; loss of territory; and loss of control and identity. There were two work behavior components identified through factor analysis. They were lack of productivity and sabotage; and intention for flight. The loss components, sense of justice and supervisory support; security and competence; and territory, were found to have a statistical relationship with the downsized survivors' lack of productivity and inclination to sabotage. The loss components positive outlook, control and identity, and loss of sense of justice and supervisory support were found to have a statistical relationship with the intention for flight. Marginalized populations (i.e. female, disabled, first generation immigrants, and non-Caucasian populations) did not report statistically significant differences in loss or productivity, sabotage or intention for flight work behavior areas. This dissertation is accompanied by a spreadsheet file in .xlsx format, 120 k. The electronic version of this dissertation is at Ohiolink ETD Center, www.ohiolink.edu/etd

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This dissertation is accompanied by a spreadsheet file in .xlsx format, 120 k.