Generation effects on Chinese work values

This source preferred by Sachiko Takeda

Authors: Takeda, S., Homberg, F. and Xian, H.

Start date: 10 September 2013

Despite its increasingly important position in the global market as the world fastest growing economy, and also despite its uniquely artificially aging society, studies which empirically investigate the work values, such as motivation, of Chinese workers are limited in number, and very little research has been conducted on the aging or generational difference effects on their work value changes. The current study addresses this gap and investigates aging and generation difference effects on work values of people in China. Amongst various work values, the study predominantly focuses on intrinsic and extrinsic motivations as are one of the most basic and persistent work value distinctions. The work values of altruism, social/affiliative motives, amongst other values, are also examined.

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