Class-discrepancy: Exploring social class differences at work

Evans, Samantha and Wyatt, Madeline (2015) Class-discrepancy: Exploring social class differences at work. In: British Academy of Management Annual Conference, 08-10 Sep 2015, University of Portsmouth. (Unpublished) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

With increasing recognition that social class plays an important role in individuals’ workplace experiences we would benefit from a better understanding of its impact on organisations and their employees. Yet, very little research has examined social class in an organisational context. Using mixed methods we propose a two-stage methodology to 1) quantitatively investigate the experiences of individuals in class-discrepant positions and the impact on their workplace anxiety and 2) to qualitatively explore their engagement with ‘class work’ to mitigate this anxiety. It is part of a wider project that investigates how organisational and individual factors within the workplace contribute to social class differences and inequality. The research is in a developmental stage with a pilot study of the first stage of the project currently being undertaken. The final paper submission will include data collected from the pilot study and preliminary findings from the interviews.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: social class, class discrepancy, social class inequality
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: Samantha Evans
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2016 16:37 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2017 14:32 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58845 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Evans, Samantha: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5228-3418
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