Charles K. Woodruff

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Personality profiles of 152 males and 50 females from twelve computer centers in metropolitan Atlanta are presented. Data processing males and females were found to possess personality profiles significantly different from their general population counterparts. When compared to their general population counterparts, they were found to have higher needs for(More)
Organizations by their very nature are human systems. Although an organization may be described and evaluated by its structural and task properties, effective functioning of the organization is contingent upon the action and interaction of the organization's members. Resultant job attitudes and job behaviors are a function of the behavioral demands of the(More)
One of the primary goals of organizational research is to determine which kinds of designs and structures will facilitate the attainment of organizational goals and objectives in those environments in which organizations must function. Some of the research (Burns and Stalker, 1961; Lawrence and Lorsch, 1967) has had a profound impact upon the study of(More)
An exploratory investigation was conducted to clarify the role of age, education level attained, and tenure as potential moderators of the relationship of job satisfaction and job performance for information systems personnel. Participants in an empirical study included 202 individuals from twelve computer centers. No support was found for age, education(More)
The results of an empirical study of 202 business data processing subjects from twelve computer centers in metropolitan Atlanta are reported. Perceptions of organizational practices were measured and then subjected to factor analysis and reliability criteria. Ten factors were used in the data analysis. Management Ability to Make Decisions and Select(More)
Job performance evaluations of 16 systems analysts, 52 programmer analysts, 63 programmers, and 71 operations personnel from twelve data processing centers in metropolitan Atlanta are presented. Judgmental ratings of eight job characteristic traits by the individual's manager or supervisor were used. Study subjects were rated highest in Cooperation and(More)
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