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Management Concepts & Organisational Behaviour - Values And Attitudes

Attitudes and their Formation - Values And Attitudes

   Posted On :  18.05.2018 05:25 am

Having understood the values, let us try to understand the attitudes and their formation.

Attitudes and their Formation
 
 
Having understood the values, let us try to understand the attitudes and their formation. You should recognize that attitudes are evaluative statements- favorable or unfavorable- concern¬ing objects, people, or events. They indicate how one feels about something. When you say “I like my job,” or “I hate telling lies” they represent your attitudes.

Attitudes are different from values. Values could be a little broader in concept while attitudes are more specific. Values indicate the rightness or desirability of something. For example, a statement like “gender discrimi¬nation is bad” reflects the values one stands for. On the other hand, a statement “I prefer women to be given an equal place with men in recruitment” represents the attitude of a person. Attitudes are learned predispositions towards various aspects of our environment.
 
While, attitudes and values are different, there are also some similarities. Both are powerful instruments influencing cognitive process and behaviour of people. Both are learned and acquired from the same sources – people and objects. Both are relatively permanent and resistant to change. Both values and attitudes influence each other and are used interchangeably. Hence, values people hold can explain their attitudes and, in many cases, the behaviours they engage in. However, we cannot determine which values underlie which attitudes and behaviours.

 

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