How is the protestant work ethic related to the need for cognition? A factor analytic answer

Andrew N. Christopher1, Jason R. Jones2
1Albion College, United States
2University of Delaware, United States
Cite this article:  Christopher, A. N., & Jones, J. R. (2002). How is the protestant work ethic related to the need for cognition? A factor analytic answer. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 30(8), 741-750.

Volume 30 Issue 8 | e1212 | Published: December 2002 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2002.30.8.741

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To examine the relationship between the Protestant work ethic (PWE) and the need for cognition (NFC), 210 Americans completed the Mirels and Garrett (1971) PWE scale and the Cacioppo, Petty, and Kao (1984) NFC scale. Although there was no relationship between the composite PWE scale and NFC, there were relationships between two of three PWE factors and NFC. Specifically, correlational analyses revealed that the PWE factor of hard work as a means to success was negatively related to NFC, whereas the PWE factor of antileisure was positively related to NFC. Results are discussed with respect to the multidimensional structure of various PWE measures. Issues concerning the multifaceted nature of the PWE and future research directions are also considered.

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