The image of the construction industry: a cross sectional analysis

Skitmore, Martin (1991) The image of the construction industry: a cross sectional analysis. Building Research and Information: The International Journal of Research, Development and Demonstration, 19(5), pp. 301-310.

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A postal survey is described aimed at identifying the major factors associated with the image of the both the UK and Hungarian construction industries in terms of the differences in attitudes between the ages, gender, education, occupation, and various measures of construction industry experience of the respondents. The survey, conducted simultaneously in both countries in early 1988, produced a total of 409 and 456 complete responses in the UK and Hungary respectively on a wide range of topics covering both the products and processes of the industries concerned.

Using a multivariate technique, it was possible to separate the effects of each dependent variable on the independent variables. These were reduced routinely to a group of significant effects which were then considered for the purposes of hypothesis generation.

The major findings of the work indicate a dominating influence of direct personal experience, rather than reported evidence, on attitude formation. Respondents with the most industry experience were found to have a lesser regard for the influence of authority generally, and management in particular, on industry performance, than others.

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ID Code: 9441
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Image, Attitudes, Perceptions, Log linear analysis
DOI: 10.1080/09613219108727147
ISSN: 1466-4321
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1991 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Building Research and Information: The International Journal of Research, Development and Demonstration 19(5):pp. 301-310.
Deposited On: 13 Sep 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:45

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