An Investigation of Attitudes toward Surveillance at Work and Its Correlates


A large British sample completed measures of job autonomy and satisfaction as well as work discrimination and attitudes to authority measures along with a new surveillance at work measure. The new 16 item surveillance at work measure factored into two clear factors which reflected positive and negative attitudes to surveillance. Higher scores on Negative Aspects of Surveillance were significantly associated with lower job satisfaction, lower job autonomy, greater perceived discrimination at work, more negative attitudes to authority, and greater left-wing orientation while higher scores on Positive Aspects of Surveillance were significantly associated with greater job satisfaction and more positive attitudes toward authority.

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Furnham, A. and Swami, V. (2015) An Investigation of Attitudes toward Surveillance at Work and Its Correlates. Psychology, 6, 1668-1675. doi: 10.4236/psych.2015.613163.

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