The Indiana Quality of Employment Survey (IQES) was a telephone survey of 705 Indiana workers in which they were asked questions about their jobs, employers, and attitudes about their work. Data were collected on a range of topics, including the hours of work, wages, fringe benefits, work experience, firm tenure, promotion opportunities, characteristics of employers, relations with coworkers and supervisors, union membership and social class position, marital status and family situation, housework and child care responsibilities, and sociodemographic characteristics such as education, age, gender, and race. Questions were also asked about a range of worker attitudes which have been important in previous research, including job satisfaction, work commitment, organizational commitment, substantive complexity, work autonomy, worker alienation, perceptions of preferential treatment and discrimination, pay and promotion equity, job entitlement, and attitudes about unions. In the course of the interview data were also collected on the respondent's occupation, industry, city and county of residence, and zip code. Archival data from secondary sources were later matched to some of these characteristics and added to the file.
This study was conducted with support from the staff at the Center for Survey Research at Indiana University and used the Center's centralized telephone interviewing facility located on the Bloomington campus.
This study was supported by funding from the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University-Bloomington.
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