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Sonya Sharma

PSYCHOLOGY MASTER’S THESIS ABSTRACT
Industrial/Organizational
August 1995

The Intent to Leave an Organization as a Function of Ethnicity

 

    The purpose of this study was to examine the ethnic differences that may exist between Hispanic and Caucasian employees with regard to their feelings of job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and intent to leave the organization.  The subjects were 100 participants from a major professional employer organization, who identified themselves as Hispanic, Caucasian, Asian or Black.  In order to determine the significance of ethnic differences, t tests were performed on each of the measures collected.  The hypothesis that Hispanic employees would be less satisfied with their jobs than Caucasian employees was not supported.  The hypothesis that Hispanic employees would be less committed to the organization than Caucasian employees was not supported.  The hypothesis that Hispanic employees would have a higher intent to leave the organization than Caucasian employees was not supported.  The results were explained in terms of the limited sample sized obtained and the differences in acculturation in the Hispanic sample.