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Volume 8 Issue 3 (July 1987), Pages fmi-fmi, 187-275

Quality circle programmes: Volunteering for participation (pages 209-217)

Abstract

Discriminant analysis was used to develop a profile of a typical Quality Circle Programme participant. Selected demographic, attitudinal, and behavioural characteristics were evaluated. Six characteristics significantly differentiated quality circle members from non‐members, including educational level, tenure, job satisfaction, consideration, performance, and absenteeism. A profile of the typical circle member is described, and interpretations of the discriminant analysis are discussed.

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