Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (113 p.)
Restaurants -- Oregon -- Portland -- Employees, Teenage girls -- Employment -- Oregon -- Portland, Teenage girls -- Oregon -- Portland, Social classes
This study examines the relationship between social class and adolescents conceptions of work. Four major areas of the adolescent's work experience are examined: (1) tasks and training, (2) relations with co-workers and managers, (3) organizational structure and change, and (4) family life and work. Forty female adolescent, nonmanagerial employees who worked part time at McDonald's franchise stores were interviewed.
Korshgen, Joyce A., "Worker perceptions of the fast-food giant : interviews with and class comparisons of teenagers working at McDonalds" (1987). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3716.