Protestant Work Ethic Endorsement and Social Justice Values in Developing and Developed Societies: Comparing Jamaica and New Zealand

Show simple item record Frey, Rosemary en Powell, L en
dc.contributor.editor Dalal, AK en 2012-02-19T21:24:52Z en 2009 en
dc.identifier.citation Psychology and Developing Societies 21(1):51-77 2009 en
dc.identifier.issn 0971-3336 en
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dc.description.abstract Taking Weber’s Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism thesis as the point of departure, this paper compares work ethic endorsement patterns and social justice correlates in a developing society, Jamaica, and a developed society, New Zealand. A condensed version of Mirels and Garrett’s Protestant work ethic scale and related demographic and social values-related measures were administered at Jamaican and New Zealand universities. High and low Protestant ethic (PE) clusters were isolated, within each culture, among comparable samples of undergraduate social science students, and multiple analysis of variance applied to test effects of culture, Protestant religious affi liation and related “social justice values” variables (welfare state support, redistribution, intergenerational equity, free enterprise, social distance from the disadvantaged, social Darwinism). Results suggest there are signifi cant cultural differences between high and low PE scorers on key justice-related societal values often seen as being associated with the Protestant work ethic. Possible reasons for the differences are advanced in light of Jamaican and New Zealand social and political conditions en
dc.publisher Sage en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Psychology and Developing Societies en
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dc.title Protestant Work Ethic Endorsement and Social Justice Values in Developing and Developed Societies: Comparing Jamaica and New Zealand en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/097133360902100104 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 51 en
pubs.volume 21 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Centre of Advanced Studies in Psychology. en
pubs.end-page 77 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 236771 en Medical and Health Sciences en Nursing en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2011-11-02 en

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