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Social Psychology and Society

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2221-1527

ISSN (online): 2311-7052

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/sps

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A critical review of research on the work-related attitudes of Generation Z in China 1704

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Tang F.
PhD in Psychology, Researcher, Department of Psychology, Moscow State University Named After M. V. Lomonosov, Moscow, Russia
e-mail: tangfei1101@gmail.com

Abstract
To date, comparatively little empirical research has been done on Generation Z globally, and the studies that do exist, while informative, have arrived at different, often loosely tied, conclusions. Seeing as how Generation Z is in the process of joining the professional workforce, it is important for decision makers to understand this generation’s value differences and cultural orientation in order to mitigate intergenerational conflicts and ensure a productive workforce going forward. China, meanwhile, is a rising superpower, and its Generation Z will have a significant impact globally. With the generational mix at work changing to accommodate this new generation, this paper presents a critique of current empirical research on this topic in a cross-cultural context and offers recommendations regarding future research directions as these relate to generational shift in China and other non-Western contexts. It is only by better understanding Generation Z that organizations can develop strategies and policies that will ensure a productive, profitable and collaborative environment in the future, one that better takes into account this newest generation’s needs and outlook.

Keywords: generational shift, Generation Z, cultural orientation, value differences, research methods, China, intergenerational interaction

Column: Theoretical Research

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/sps.2019100203

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