Development and Validation of a Measure That Examines Attitudes Towards E-Hrm Practices

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DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A MEASURE THAT EXAMINES ATTITUDES
TOWARDS e-HRM PRACTICES

by

Lisa Shane

submitted in part fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of

MASTER OF ARTS

in the subject

INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANISATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

at the

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA

SUPERVISOR: MR H VON DER OHE

MARCH 2009

Student number: 33450625

STATEMENT

I declare that “DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A MEASURE THAT EXAMINES
ATTITUDES TOWARDS e-HRM PRACTICES” is my own work and that all sources that
I have used or quoted have been indicated and acknowledged by means of complete references. ……………………

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SIGNATURE

DATE

(MRS L SHANE)

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
So many people have come along this journey of personal and academic development with me. While completing this dissertation, I have had the greatest support and encouragement from many. I would like to express my gratitude to the following people:

My wonderful husband, Bryan, who has shown such patience and understanding during this trying time. I would not have been able to accomplish what I have without you holding my hand the whole way through. Thank you for helping me realise that I could do it.

My promoter, Mr. Hartmut von der Ohe, who has consistently provided encouragement and support, and given me the extra push that is needed to get through the writing of this dissertation. Also for having the extra energy and pushing me when I had all but given up.

Carol Hardijzer, who put me on the “straight and narrow” and ensured that I got started with my dissertation, who willingly proofread all my work on many occasions and who was always available for encouraging chats.

Abba, Mom, Sisi and Granny, thank you for understanding when I have not been around as much as I would have liked. Your support and love made this process so much more…...

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