The American Economy Structure
Within this framework of potentially conflicting demands on the organization, the proposed research study will investigate the following questions:

1. Can productivity levels be maintained if a fourday work week is substituted for the standard work week?

2. Can productivity levels be improved if a fourday work week is substituted for the standard work week?

3. What effect will the fourday work week have on organizational commitment?

4. What effect will the fourday work week have on job satisfaction?

The findings of the proposed research study will add to the body of knowledge on organizational behavior. These findings will provide organizational managements with an informed basis for making decisions related to changes to the standard work week.

Several terms which are integral to the proposed study require definition. These terms, together with their definitions, are as follows:

1. Fourday work week: a work week consisting of 40hours, which are completed in four tenhour days, which are worked consecutively.

2. Job satisfaction: the degree to which an individualstates that he or she is satisfied with both the specific tasks associated with the job, and the organizational environment of which the job is a part.

3. Organizational commitment: the degree to which an individu

 
 
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