Social alienation in a transitional economy : Antecedents and impact on attitude toward social reform

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)990-998
Journal / PublicationJournal of Business Research
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006


According to this investigation, factors at the institutional, organizational, and personal levels have direct impacts on social alienation, as well as indirect impacts through job satisfaction. Furthermore, people with high social alienation tend to hold a negative attitude toward reforms taking place in China. The findings suggest that the social system should not be regarded as the major cause of social alienation; rather institutional, organizational, and personal factors contribute to people's feeling of alienation in a society. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • Attitude toward social reform, Job satisfaction, Social alienation, Transitional economy