2. Work Values: A Test of the Convergence and Cultural Diversity Theses

2. Work Values: A Test of the Convergence and Cultural Diversity Theses 100 WEINTRAUB, D., M. LISSAK, Y. AZMON. 1960 Moshava, Kibbutz and Moshav, London & Ithaca, Cornell University Press. YASSOUR, A. 1976 "The Danger of Industrial Success to the Kibbutz. Discouraging observations of a Non-Professional Spectator" in Landau, Y., Konopnicki, M., Desroche, H., Rambaud, P., Rural Communities, Inter-Cooperation and Development, N.Y. Praeger, pp. 148-159. 2. Work Values: A Test of the Convergence and Cultural Diversity Theses* R. ALAN HEDLEY University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada Research on the effects of industrialization upon modern society has resulted in two competing orientations-the convergence thesis and the cultural diversity perspec- tive (see for example Inkeles and Smith, 1974). It is the purpose of this paper to test these theses with data on the work values of industrial shop floor workers in Australia. Specifically, we will compare the values of Australian-born workers with the values of various immigrant groups which occupy a large proportion of Australian industry (Committee to Advise on Policies for Manufacturing Industry, 1976: 66). Immigrant workers in Australia come from countries which differ according to their degree of industrialization and the degree to which their cultural origins approximate the norms of the host society. The convergence thesis would suggest that there http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Comparative Sociology (in 2002 continued as Comparative Sociology) Brill

2. Work Values: A Test of the Convergence and Cultural Diversity Theses

International Journal of Comparative Sociology (in 2002 continued as Comparative Sociology) , Volume 21 (1-2): 100 – Jan 1, 1980

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100 WEINTRAUB, D., M. LISSAK, Y. AZMON. 1960 Moshava, Kibbutz and Moshav, London & Ithaca, Cornell University Press. YASSOUR, A. 1976 "The Danger of Industrial Success to the Kibbutz. Discouraging observations of a Non-Professional Spectator" in Landau, Y., Konopnicki, M., Desroche, H., Rambaud, P., Rural Communities, Inter-Cooperation and Development, N.Y. Praeger, pp. 148-159. 2. Work Values: A Test of the Convergence and Cultural Diversity Theses* R. ALAN HEDLEY University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada Research on the effects of industrialization upon modern society has resulted in two competing orientations-the convergence thesis and the cultural diversity perspec- tive (see for example Inkeles and Smith, 1974). It is the purpose of this paper to test these theses with data on the work values of industrial shop floor workers in Australia. Specifically, we will compare the values of Australian-born workers with the values of various immigrant groups which occupy a large proportion of Australian industry (Committee to Advise on Policies for Manufacturing Industry, 1976: 66). Immigrant workers in Australia come from countries which differ according to their degree of industrialization and the degree to which their cultural origins approximate the norms of the host society. The convergence thesis would suggest that there

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