SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1

McBrier, D., & Wilson, G. (2004, August). Going down?: Race and downward occupational mobility for white-collar workers in the 1990s. Work and Occupations, 31(3), 283–322.

  • Describe the sample in terms of the means of the following variables: Mother’s Education; Job Commitment; Seniority and Hours worked.
  • What can you say about the differences between African Americans and white respondents?

Article 2

Handel, M. (2005, February). Trends in perceived job quality, 1989 to 1998. Work and Occupations, 32(1), 66–94.

  • Consider Figure 1 on p.69 of the Handel article. Describe the change in real hourly wages between 1947 and 2000. What socio-political factors might account for the varying trends in mean hourly wage?
  • Based on the means presented by Handel on p.77, Table 2, discuss changes in perceived job quality of American workers between 1989 and 1998.

Article 3

Allison, C. J., Bartholomew, K., Mayseless, O., & Dutton, D. G. (2008). Love as a battlefield: Attachment and relationship dynamics in couples identified for male partner violence. Journal of Family Issues, 29(1), 125–150.

  • Examine the measures of central tendency on page 131. Create a normal distribution curve for each. Is the data for males skewed or symmetrical (normal)? Is the data for females skewed or symmetrical (normal)?
  • How did the authors measure the concepts used in their statistical analysis? What level of measurement were the variables used?