题目：Development and Validation of Work Ethic Instrument to Measure Post-Reform Chinese People's Work-Related Values and Attitudes
主讲人：Jessica Li，associate professor，University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Work ethic, a construct of work-related values and attitudes, is believed to have direct impact on how people approach work, work behavior and on the job performance. This study examined the changes in work-related values and attitudes as the result of significant transformations that Chinese society has experienced over the extended period of economic reform. Following the notion of systematic cross-context theory borrowing with culture sensitivity, this study used the western work ethic instrument developed by Miller, Woehr, and Hudspeth (2002) and also the results of two previous qualitative studies referencing Confucian work ethic profile (i.e., Li & Madsen, 2009; 2010) to design, develop and validate a work ethic instrument that can be used in the post-reform China. Survey data was collected from a large group of multigenerational and multiregional audience in China that resulted in a usable sample of 928. Following a series of instrument validation procedures and using factor analyses, the finding suggested an eight-dimensional profile to measure Chinese workers’ work-related values and attitudes with a robust model fit. The identified eight dimensions are time, work centrality, morality, leisure, delay of gratification, hard work, group reliance, and attitude towards education.
Jessica Li (firstname.lastname@example.org, 217.333.0807) has served as the Editor-in-Chief of Human Resource Development International since September, 2018. Prior to that, she was the Associate Editor for the peer-reviewed section for three years and the Associate Editor for the perspectives section of the journal for three years. She is also a regional editor for the Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management. Dr. Li is currently an associate professor and program coordinator of the Human Resource Development Division, the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL USA. Dr. Li served on the board of Academy of Human Resource Development from 2014 to 2017 and is currently a member of the Advisory Board for the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies. Her research interests include international HRD with an Asia focus, emerging technology and workplace learning, and talent development. She has published extensively in these areas including more than 50 journal articles and book chapters, and a co-authored book. In addition to her academic scholarship, Dr. Li gained first-hand experience from directing the employee development functions for corporations like Motorola, Raytheon, and Nokia for over ten years. Her Ph.D. is from the Pennsylvania State University.