The Protestant Work Ethic and Attitudes Towards Work

Raluca Rusu 1
  • 1 “Nicolae Bălcescu” Land Foces Academy,, Sibiu, Romania

Abstract

In this paper we will present the concept of Protestant Work Ethics as conceptualized and measured by several authors, starting with its initiator, Max Weber, in order to emphasize the importance of work ethic on attitudes towards work. We will also analyze the four dimensions of work ethic - hard work, nonleisure, independence and asceticism, identified by Blau and Ryan (1997) among military students, trying to identify how they vary according to a series of socio- demographic data of military students.

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