Employee Attitudes Towards Drug Testing: Effects of Individual Characteristics and Employment Setting

Employee Rights and Responsibilities Journal, 7: 117-128

13 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2014

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Nathan Bennett

Georgia Institute of Technology - Organizational Behavior Area; J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Terry Blum

Georgia Institute of Technology; Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business

Paul Roman

University of Georgia - Department of Sociology

Date Written: 1994

Abstract

Testing for the presence of drug continues to gain popularity as a method for controlling drug use in the workplace. It is important that employers understand how potential applicants and current employees will react to the various types and purposes of drug testing. Employees (n = 529) were interviewed to investigate the role of attitudes toward drugs and work setting characteristics in explaining acceptance or rejection of drug testing. Individuals believing users should be held responsible for becoming dependent on cocaine, who felt the primary cause of cocaine addiction was weak moral character, and those who felt cocaine users should be treated as criminals were more supportive of drug screening and the testing of current employees.

Suggested Citation

Bennett, Nathan and Blum, Terry and Roman, Paul, Employee Attitudes Towards Drug Testing: Effects of Individual Characteristics and Employment Setting (1994). Employee Rights and Responsibilities Journal, 7: 117-128. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2424533

Nathan Bennett (Contact Author)

Georgia Institute of Technology - Organizational Behavior Area ( email )

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J. Mack Robinson College of Business ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://nate-bennett.com

Terry Blum

Georgia Institute of Technology ( email )

Atlanta, GA 30332
United States

Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business ( email )

800 West Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30308
United States

Paul Roman

University of Georgia - Department of Sociology ( email )

113 Baldwin Hall
Athens, GA 30602-1611
United States

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