Title page for ETD etd-11292012-040116

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Marickovich, Patricia Pesut
URN etd-11292012-040116
Title Supervisors' perceptions of productivity of employees with preschool children in workplace on-site child care
Degree Master of Science
Department Vocational and Technical Education
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Burge, Penny L. Committee Chair
Hillison, John H. Committee Member
Stewart, Daisy L. Committee Member
  • Labor productivity
Date of Defense 1989-09-05
Availability restricted

Corporate leaders at Dominion Bankshares Corporation established an on—site child care facility at its operations center for its Roanoke, Virginia employees. The immediate supervisors of parents of children enrolled in the Dominion Child Development Center were surveyed to determine the factors they believed affected worker productivity and their perceptions of how employees' work habits had changed as a result of the opening of the child care center. A description of the demographic characteristics of persons who supervise employees who use Dominion Bank's Child Development Center is included.

The supervisors of persons using the on—site child care center were primarily white males from 36 to 45 years old with ten or fewer years experience with the corporation. These supervisors perceived that employee productivity is mostly affected by employee morale, emotional stress level, and absenteeism. Supervisors believed that employee morale, productivity, and absenteeism related to child care improved after the opening of the Dominion Child Development Center.

Some corporate leaders call the lack of affordable, licensed child care an economic problem for our society. Many supervisors are not aware that their emp1oyees' child care dilemmas affect job performance. Inservice training could provide educational opportunities to improve attitudes and increase awareness.

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