Impact on survivors of downsizing: A generational comparison

by Phelps, Yvonne, Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2012, 125 pages; 3524097


This quantitative research study examined the impact of downsizing on survivors; specifically, it explored the attitudes of those who remain in the organization after a downsizing event through data comparison based on gender and age cohort. A survey was conducted of 200 white-collar private sector employees who survived corporate downsizing of 10% or more within companies of 5000–5,000 employees from 2008 through 2012. Job satisfaction and organizational commitment postdownsizing were evaluated and compared between genders and Gen X and Baby Boomer cohorts. A strong correlation was found between organizational commitment and job satisfaction. No significant difference in reported organizational commitment or job satisfaction was found between either the gender or age cohort.

AdviserCliff Butler
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Occupational psychology; Organizational behavior
Publication Number3524097

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