Title: Occupational culture and personality

Authors: Anthony Tinker; Aida Sy; Emanuel Saxe

Addresses: Baruch College City, University of New York, One Bernard Baruch Way, 10010 New York, USA ' Farmingdale State College, School of Business, State University of New York, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, 11735, New York, USA ' Deceased; formerly of: Baruch College City, University of New York, One Bernard Baruch Way, 10010 New York, USA

Abstract: This paper is concerned with the study on the relation of personality formation and personality types to the kinds of culture in which people lived. This was done by the work of social scientists, particularly cultural anthropologists, psychologists and sociologists. The topic focused into two main streams of thought that converged in this enterprise: the first emanating from the psychoanalysis which emphasised the universality of certain basic personality determinants regardless of the cultural milieu, and the second from cultural anthropology and sociology which emphasise that personality traits are relative to the culture in which the individual lives. The cases were taken from examples from the USA. Particular interests were given to immigrants groups.

Keywords: cultural milieu; corporations; labour; self; anthropology; sociology; psycho-analysis; immigration; labour process.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEA.2017.092255

International Journal of Economics and Accounting, 2017 Vol.8 No.3/4, pp.167 - 181

Received: 08 Jun 2016
Accepted: 15 Jan 2017

Published online: 29 May 2018 *

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