Abstract: From the economic point of view, both the generation X and generation Y are the main income generator for a nation as long as they keep working in the formal labor force and keep paying their taxes. However, these two groups of working group might have a different accumulated work value due to the different life trajectories. The research aims to look for the differences and any similarities of work values between the generation X and generation Y. A modified version of Work Values Questionnaires (WVQ; Mantech, 1983) was employed in this study and it found that the there was significant differences in terms of work values between the generation X and Y. To suggest, a different types of work values hold might lead to different implications for an organization specifically when dealing with staff recruitment, training and job assignments.
Lim Yet-Mee, Benjamin Chan Yin-Fah and Han Kok-Siew, 2016. Similarities and Differences of Work Values Between Gen X And Gen Y in Malaysia. International Business Management, 10: 1687-1692.