The Pilot Projects
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The first pilot project was designed to test the feasibility of the approach. The sites for this pilot study were two companies, one a fabricating and warehouse steel company, the other a small tire manufacturing plant. A first stab at the development of an analytical procedure led to clear-cut specification of the factors leading to the feelings about the job during the reported incidents and of the effects of these feelings. The second pilot study was on a larger scale than the first. The second pilot study were to develop further this method of studying job attitudes, to demonstrate that the technique would be acceptable to the people being interviewed and would produce material useful for testing specific hypotheses about job attitudes. Little attention has been given to the hypotheses around which the study was built, since, to a great extent, the present study was more exploratory than it was hypothetico-deductive.