Work Attitudes of American Indians


Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Charles N. Weaver, School of Business and Administration, One Camino Santa Maria, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX 78228-8607.


Analysis of 22 samples representative of the labor force of the continental United States shows few differences in 13 work attitudes between American Indians (n= 732) and European Americans (n= 12,810). American Indians were more insecure in their jobs and were less satisfied with their financial situation. They were more likely to prefer a job that offers a high income and chances for promotion. As their increasing earnings reach parity and the effects of discrimination and prejudice lessen, these few differences should diminish.