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A company is considering an organizational change involving the use of self-managed work teams

3. A company is considering an organizational change involving the use of self-managed work teams. To assess the attitudes of employees of the company toward this change, a sample of 400 employees is selected and asked whether they favour the institution of self-managed work teams in the organization. Three responses are permitted: favour, neutral or oppose. The results of the survey , cross-classified by type of job and attitude toward self-managed work teams, are summarized as follows:

Type of job

Self-managed work teams

 

Favour

Neutral

Oppose

Hourly worker

135

23

67

Supervisor

18

12

30

Middle management

35

14

26

Upper management

24

7

9

a. At the 0.05  level of significance, is there evidence of a relationship between attitude toward self-managed work teams and type of job?
The survey also asked respondents about their attitudes toward instituting a policy whereby an employee could take one additional vacation day per month without pay. The results, cross-classified by type of job, are as follows:

Type of job

Vacation time without pay

 

Favour

Neutral

Oppose

Hourly worker

135

23

67

Supervisor

39

7

14

Middle management

47

6

22

Upper management

26

6

8

b. At the 0.05 level of significance, is there evidence of a relationship between attitude toward vacation time without pay and type of job? 
Hint
Null hypothesis, ho: there is no relationship between attitude toward self-managed work teams and type of jobAlternative hypothesis, h1: there is a relationship between attitude toward self-managed work teams and type of job....

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