Interpreting Your OWEI Score


To assist you in thinking about your scores on the OWEI, the table below is provided so that you can compare your results with those from a representative sample of working adults.  These mean scores are based on responses from 1133 people working in a random sample of 158 different businesses and industries.  A full report of this study can be found in the Journal of Career Development, volume 24, issue 1.  The 1997 article titled "Demographic Differences in Selected Work Ethic Attributes" is found on pages 3-23. Even though the study is an old one, it provides a good reference for comparison.
 
 

 
Interpersonal Skills
Initiative
Being Dependable
Female
6.00
5.67
6.34
Male
5.75
5.52
6.07

 

To request further information about this instrument or to inquire about ongoing work ethic research, please contact rbhill@uga.edu

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Roger B. Hill, Ph.D.
Department of Career and Information Studies
College of Education
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
rbhill@uga.edu
This page last updated on 22-JUN-2014