Impact of generational differences on work values in the israeli context

Moshe Sharabi, Itzhak Harpaz

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This study examines changes in the importance of work goals in Israel, based on cross-sectional studies conducted in 1981 (n = 973) and 2006 (n = 909), which were drawn from representative samples of Israeli workers. The findings reveal that Generation Y has a higher need for good pay, good working conditions, promotion opportunities, and good interpersonal relationships than previous generations. The expected differences between the generations regarding the goals of convenient working hours, interest and autonomy were not found. The need for job security and income is significantly higher among all the age categories/cohorts in 2006 than their counterparts in 1981, which demonstrates the period effect. Executing regression analysis that controls gender and education shows minimal ageing effect on work values. The changes in work goals over the course of time are explained by political, social, and economic factors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGenerational Differences in Work Values and Ethics
Subtitle of host publicationAn International Perspective
PublisherNova Science Publisher Inc.
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781634858502
ISBN (Print)9781634858243
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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