Alienation and its avatars: Clarifying its measurement

Dan Chiaburu, Tomas Thundiyil, Darel Hargrove, John Bunch

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Integrating psychology-, social psychology-, sociology- and management-based perspectives, we investigate eight alienation-related constructs and dimensions using factor analyses to determine their dimensionality. Results based on factor analyses demonstrate that the dimensions proposed by Seeman (1959) as constitutive of alienation – meaninglessness, powerlessness, self-estrangement, social isolation, and normlessness – do not converge toward three general measures of alienation (student alienation, work alienation, and Marxist alienation).
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Organizational Psychology
StatePublished - 1800


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