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Job security, satisfaction influence work commitment  

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A nationwide survey of newspaper journalists found that coping control, perceptions of job quality and job security and organizational commitment are significant, positive predictors of job satisfaction.

Reinardy, Scott

2012-01-01

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Effects of job rotation and role stress among nurses on job satisfaction and organizational commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: The motivation for this study was to investigate how role stress among nurses could affect their job satisfaction and organizational commitment, and whether the job rotation system might encourage nurses to understand, relate to and share the vision of the organization, consequently increasing their job satisfaction and stimulating them to willingly remain in their jobs and commit themselves to

Wen-Hsien Ho; Ching Sheng Chang; Ying-Ling Shih; Rong-Da Liang

2009-01-01

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Finding Workable Levers Over Work MotivationComparing Job Satisfaction, Job Involvement, and Organizational Commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article draws on a sample of state government health and human service managers to develop and test a model of work motivation. The authors examine the effect of individual attributes, job characteristics, and organizational variables on three aspects of work motivation: job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and job involvement. They find that managers have varying degrees of influence over these

Donald P. Moynihan; Sanjay K. Pandey

2007-01-01

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Factors Contributing to Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment of Community College Leadership Teams.  

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Describes a study of job satisfaction and organizational commitment among top administrators (excluding the president) at New Mexico's 16 2-year colleges, and the effect of presidential leadership behaviors and job, personal, and organizational characteristics on satisfaction/commitment. Reports a fair degree of job satisfaction and college…

Chieffo, Anna Mejia

1991-01-01

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Source of recruitment and employee attitudes: An analysis of job involvement, organizational commitment, and job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study empirically investigated the relationship between recruiting methods and the work attitudes of job involvement, organizational commitment, and job satisfaction. Multivariate and follow-up univariate analyses showed strong recruitment source effects, with employee referrals emerging as a better source of recruitment than newspaper advertisements. The results of the study are discussed and directions for future research elucidated.

M. Van Latham; Peter M. Leddy

1987-01-01

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The Influence of Individual, Job, and Organizational Characteristics on Correctional Staff Job Stress, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

As staff performance is vital to the survival of correctional institutions, much empirical attention has been paid to studying the causes and consequences of their attitudes and behaviors. The current study adds to this body of knowledge by examining the factors that explain three central occupational attitudes—job stress, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment. More specifically, using survey data collected from

Eric G. Lambert; Eugene A. Paoline

2008-01-01

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A multidimensional analysis of ethical climate, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and organizational citizenship behaviors.  

PubMed

The high turnover of nurses has become a global problem. Several studies have proposed that nurses' perceptions of the ethical climate of their organization are related to higher job satisfaction and organizational commitment and thus lead to higher organizational citizenship behaviors. This study uses hierarchical regression to understand which types of ethical climate, facets of job satisfaction, and the three components of organizational commitment influence different dimensions of organizational citizenship behaviors. Questionnaires were distributed to 450 nurses, and 352 usable questionnaires were returned. The findings of the article suggest that hospitals can increase organizational citizenship behaviors by influencing an organization's ethical climate, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment. Hospital administrators can foster within organizations, the climate types of caring, law and code and rules climate, satisfaction with coworkers, and affective commitment and normative commitment that increase organizational citizenship behavior, while preventing organizations from developing the type of instrumental climate and continuance commitment that decreases it. PMID:22753457

Huang, Chun-Chen; You, Ching-Sing; Tsai, Ming-Tien

2012-07-01

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Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment Among Probation and Parole Officers: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Numerous studies have focused on job satisfaction and organizational commitment of police officers and correctional personnel, but few have examined these concepts within community corrections agencies. This study draws on prior research into job satisfaction of criminal system actors and looks at the explanatory power of these concepts for probation and parole officers from one county in a northeastern state.

Seble Getahun; Barbara Sims; Don Hummer

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Effects of Perceived Discrimination on Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, Organizational Citizenship Behavior, and Grievances.  

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In a study of 366 ethnically diverse employees, perceived discrimination from supervisors, coworkers, or the organization affected organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and citizenship behavior. Perceived discrimination was not related to the number of grievances filed. (Contains 57 references.) (SK)

Ensher, Ellen A.; Grant-Vallone, Elisa J.; Donaldson, Stewart I.

2001-01-01

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Transformational Leadership, Organizational Commitment, and Job Satisfaction: A Comparative Study of Kenyan and U.S. Financial Firms  

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This study explores the nature of the relationship between transformational leadership and two work-related attitudes, organizational commitment and job satisfaction, by comparing Kenya and the United States. The results show that transformational leadership has a strong and positive effect on organizational commitment and job satisfaction in both…

Walumbwa, Fred O.; Orwa, Bani; Wang, Peng; Lawler, John J.

2005-01-01

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Exploring the impact of mentoring functions on job satisfaction and organizational commitment of new staff nurses  

PubMed Central

Background Although previous studies proved that the implementation of mentoring program is beneficial for enhancing the nursing skills and attitudes, few researchers devoted to exploring the impact of mentoring functions on job satisfaction and organizational commitment of new nurses. In this research we aimed at examining the effects of mentoring functions on the job satisfaction and organizational commitment of new nurses in Taiwan's hospitals. Methods We employed self-administered questionnaires to collect research data and select new nurses from three regional hospitals as samples in Taiwan. In all, 306 nurse samples were obtained. We adopted a multiple regression analysis to test the impact of the mentoring functions. Results Results revealed that career development and role modeling functions have positive effects on the job satisfaction and organizational commitment of new nurses; however, the psychosocial support function was incapable of providing adequate explanation for these work outcomes. Conclusion It is suggested in this study that nurse managers should improve the career development and role modeling functions of mentoring in order to enhance the job satisfaction and organizational commitment of new nurses. PMID:20712873

2010-01-01

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Workplace Learning, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment in Small to Midsize Companies in Taiwan  

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This quantitative study explored the relationships among workplace learning, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment (OC) in the context of small to midsize information technology companies in Taiwan. Twenty-six companies participated in the study, and a total of 206 valid surveys were collected and analyzed out of 450 that were…

Chiang, Ti-Lin; Wang, Jia

2008-01-01

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Resonant leadership, workplace empowerment, and "spirit at work": impact on RN job satisfaction and organizational commitment.  

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Canadian researchers have developed the Spirit At Work (SAW) tool for identifying the experiences of individuals who are passionate about and energized by their work. This article describes (a) what registered nurses perceive as contributing to their personal SAW; and (b) the relationships among resonant leadership, structural empowerment concepts, psychological empowerment concepts, SAW concepts, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and the demographic variables of experience, education, and rank in the RN workplace. The theoretical model was tested using LISREL 8.80 and survey data from 147 randomly selected RNs. Engaging work was found to account for 63% of the explained variance in the model's endogenous variables. Spiritual connection had a causal effect on organizational commitment, while resonant leadership and individual empowerment had significant causal influence on SAW, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment. These results strengthen those of previous studies reporting workplace structures/processes/contributions leading to superior care environments. Future studies will clarify the role of SAW in the workplace. PMID:24617283

Wagner, Joan I J; Warren, Sharon; Cummings, Greta; Smith, Donna L; Olson, Joanne K

2013-12-01

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A management development model : Measuring organizational commitment and its impact on job satisfaction among executives in a learning organization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to investigate the nature of organizational commitment and the impact on executive's motivational level in providing job satisfaction within a learning organization. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A management development model examines the relationship between the measurable constructs. The model explores the relationship between the executive's motivation level and their outcome with job satisfaction and

Steven Pool; Brian Pool

2007-01-01

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The police stress survey: reliability and relation to job satisfaction and organizational commitment.  

PubMed

The 1981 Police Stress Survey of Spielberger, Westbury, Grier, and Greenfield was administered to 99 metropolitan and suburban police officers. Internal consistency reliabilities were in the .90s for both the total scale and two subscales which measure administrative/organizational and physical/psychological stressors. The administrative/organizational, but not the physical/psychological, subscale was significantly related to measures of job satisfaction and organizational commitment. PMID:2928440

Martelli, T A; Waters, L K; Martelli, J

1989-02-01

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The Effect of Supportive Organizational Leadership, Organizational Socialization, and Satisfaction with Supervision on Turnover as Mediated by Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction in Faculty  

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This study utilized a predictive, multivariate research design to test the relationship between three independent variables--supportive organizational leadership, organizational socialization, and satisfaction with supervision--and the dependent variable--turnover intent--as mediated by organizational commitment and job satisfaction. The…

Lowhorn, Greg L.

2009-01-01

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Transformational leadership in the consumer service workgroup: competing models of job satisfaction, change commitment, and cooperative conflict resolution.  

PubMed

This paper discusses the effects of transformational leadership on cooperative conflict resolution (management) by evaluating several alternative models related to the mediating role of job satisfaction and change commitment. Samples of data from customer service personnel in Taiwan were analyzed. Based on the bootstrap sample technique, an empirical study was carried out to yield the best fitting model. The procedure of hierarchical nested model analysis was used, incorporating the methods of bootstrapping mediation, PRODCLIN2, and structural equation modeling (SEM) comparison. The analysis suggests that leadership that promotes integration (change commitment) and provides inspiration and motivation (job satisfaction), in the proper order, creates the means for cooperative conflict resolution. PMID:24765708

Yang, Yi-Feng

2014-02-01

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Relationship of Job Stress and Type-A Behavior to Employees' Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, Psychosomatic Health Problems, and Turnover Motivation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study examined the relationship of job stress, job stressors, and Type-A behavior pattern with employees' job satisfaction, organizational commitment, psychosomatic health problems, and turnover motivation among full-time nurses (N = 215) working in a large Canadian hospital. Both job stress and stressors (role ambiguity, overload, conflict, and resource inadequacy) were significantly related to four outcome variables. Type-A behavior

Muhammad Jamal

1990-01-01

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Self-efficacy, job satisfaction, motivation and commitment: exploring the relationships between indicators of teachers’ professional identity  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates how relevant indicators of teachers’ sense of their professional identity (job satisfaction, occupational\\u000a commitment, self-efficacy and change in level of motivation) are related. A model is proposed, tested with structural equation\\u000a modelling (SEM) and refined using data from 1,214 Dutch teachers working in secondary education. Classroom self-efficacy and\\u000a relationship satisfaction play a key influencing role in the

Esther T. Canrinus; Michelle Helms-Lorenz; Douwe Beijaard; Jaap Buitink; Adriaan Hofman

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Self-Efficacy, Job Satisfaction, Motivation and Commitment: Exploring the Relationships between Indicators of Teachers' Professional Identity  

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This study investigates how relevant indicators of teachers' sense of their professional identity (job satisfaction, occupational commitment, self-efficacy and change in level of motivation) are related. A model is proposed, tested with structural equation modelling (SEM) and refined using data from 1,214 Dutch teachers working in secondary…

Canrinus, Esther T.; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle; Beijaard, Douwe; Buitink, Jaap; Hofman, Adriaan

2012-01-01

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Commitment and Job Satisfaction as Predictors of Turnover Intentions Among Welfare Workers  

Microsoft Academic Search

High commitment expresses willingness to contribute to the environment as part of a belief in common values and goals. In the world of labor, job involvement expresses a partnership of values and organizational goals and a desire to support the organization in order to achieve the same goals. Welfare organizations serve as an example of the importance of job involvement

Anat Freund

2005-01-01

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Effects of Office Layout on Job Satisfaction, Productivity and Organizational Commitment as Transmitted through Face-to-Face Interactions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Face-to-face communication is important to job satisfaction, productivity and organizational commitment. Organizations can manipulate the workspace to promote these interactions and thereby enhance these outcomes. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of the office layout on face-to-face interactions, the effects of face-to-face interactions on the outcomes, and to note any effects of the office layout on

Leah R Wolfeld

2010-01-01

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The impact of job stress, job involvement, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment on correctional staff support for rehabilitation and punishment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Past studies that have examined correctional staff support for rehabilitation and punishment policies have produced conflicting results. Most studies have focused on personal characteristics including age, gender, job position, tenure, education, marital status, prior military service, and race. To expand the area of inquiry and assess the potential antecedents of the work environment regarding correctional staff support for inmate rehabilitation

Eric G. Lambert; Nancy L. Hogan; Shannon M. Barton; O. Oko Elechi

2009-01-01

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Studies of transformational leadership in the consumer service workgroup: cooperative conflict resolution and the mediating roles of job satisfaction and change commitment.  

PubMed

The present paper evaluates the effect of transformational leadership on job satisfaction and change commitment along with their interconnected effects (mediation) on cooperative conflict resolution (management) in customer service activities in Taiwan. The multi-source samples consist of data from personnel serving at customer centers (workgroups), such as phone service personnel, customer representatives, financial specialists, and front-line salespeople. An empirical study was carried out using a multiple mediation procedure incorporating boot-strapping techniques and PRODCLIN2 with structural equation modeling (SEM) analysis. The results indicate that the main effect of the leadership style on cooperative conflict resolution is mediated by change commitment and job satisfaction. PMID:23234098

Yang, Yi-Feng

2012-10-01

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The relationship between the perception of distributed leadership in secondary schools and teachers' and teacher leaders' job satisfaction and organizational commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the relation between distributed leadership, the cohesion of the leadership team, participative decision-making, context variables, and the organizational commitment and job satisfaction of teachers and teacher leaders. A questionnaire was administered to teachers and teacher leaders (n = 1770) from 46 large secondary schools. Multiple regression analyses and path analyses revealed that the study variables explained significant variance in

Hester Hulpia; Geert Devos; Yves Rosseel

2009-01-01

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Deconstructing job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper I argue that standard treatments of job satisfaction have inappropriately defined satisfaction as affect and in so doing have obscured the differences among three separate, if related, constructs. These key constructs are overall evaluative judgments about jobs, affective experiences at work, and beliefs about jobs. I show that clearly separating these constructs is consistent with current, basic

Howard M. Weiss

2002-01-01

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Contextual Factors Affecting Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment in Community Mental Health Centers Undergoing System Changes in the Financing of Care  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the relationship between contextual factors and job satisfaction and organizational commitment among a sample of 148 administrators and staff in 17 community mental health centers undergoing the transition from fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement to capitation of Medicaid-funded mental health services in Colorado. Hierarchical linear modeling was used to assess both organizational level factors as well as factors at

Anne Morris; Joan R. Bloom

2002-01-01

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Goal-setting in practice : The effects of personality and perceptions of the goal-setting process on job satisfaction and goal commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this study was to investigate how individual perceptions by employees of a goal-setting program and personality traits influence job satisfaction and goal commitment. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Using the German version of Locke and Latham's goal-setting questionnaire, 97 production employees judged the quality of the goal-setting program in their company with regard to content-related problems of goals

Tanja Bipp; Ad Kleingeld

2011-01-01

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The impact of organizational culture and person-organization fit on organizational commitment and job satisfaction in Taiwan  

Microsoft Academic Search

The related concepts of organizational culture and person-organization (P-O) fit or congruence between the person and organization are important to organizational success. The psychological contract, which is both perceptual and individual, forms the basis of the P-O fit. However, there has been little attention paid to the interaction of fit and organizational culture with such concepts as job satisfaction and

Colin Silverthorne

2004-01-01

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Job satisfaction trends during nurses' early career  

PubMed Central

Background Job satisfaction is an important component of nurses' lives that can impact on patient safety, productivity and performance, quality of care, retention and turnover, commitment to the organisation and the profession. Little is known about job satisfaction in early career and how it varies for different groups of nurses. This paper investigates how the components of job satisfaction vary during early career in newly qualified UK nurses. Methods Nurses were sampled using a combined census and multi-stage approach (n = 3962). Data were collected by questionnaire at 6 months, 18 months and 3 years after qualification between 1998 and 2001. Scores were calculated for seven job satisfaction components and a single item that measured satisfaction with pay. Scores were compared longitudinally and between nursing speciality (general, children's, mental health) using a mixed model approach. Results No single pattern across time emerged. Trends varied by branch and job satisfaction component. Rank order of job satisfaction components, from high to low scores, was very similar for adult and child branch nurses and different for mental health. Nurses were least satisfied with pay and most satisfied with relationships at 6 and 18 months and with resources (adult and child) and relationships (mental health) at 3 years. Trends were typically upwards for adult branch nurses, varied for children's nurses and downwards for mental health nurses. Conclusion The impact of time on job satisfaction in early career is highly dependent on specialism. Different contexts, settings and organisational settings lead to varying experiences. Future research should focus on understanding the relationships between job characteristics and the components of job satisfaction rather than job satisfaction as a unitary construct. Research that further investigates the benefits of a formal one year preceptorship or probationary period is needed. PMID:18534023

Murrells, Trevor; Robinson, Sarah; Griffiths, Peter

2008-01-01

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Feeling the Love: Sportscasters Score Big with Job Satisfaction  

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This study indicates that TV sportscasters (N = 272) are extremely satisfied in their jobs. Perceived organizational support and management's commitment to local sports coverage contributed to that satisfaction. Work-family ...

Reinardy, Scott

2011-01-01

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Job satisfaction of Asian Americans.  

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Since Asian Americans have demographic and labor force characteristics more similar to Euro-Americans than African Americans, one might predict that their job satisfaction would be more like the former than the latter. And, because Asian Americans originating from different countries are heterogeneous in language, culture, and recency of immigration, one might predict that they may report obtaining different amounts of satisfaction from their jobs. However, data from 21 nationally representative opinion surveys from 1972 through 1996 suggest the opposite. Asian Americans (n = 199) reported job satisfaction more like African Americans (n = 1,231) than Euro-Americans (n = 10,709), and Asian Americans from China (n = 53), Japan (n = 44), India (n = 55), and the Philippines (n = 47) reported similar job satisfaction. These differences persisted when age, education, occupation, and personal income were held constant. PMID:10840916

Weaver, C N; Hinson, S

2000-04-01

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Organizational Obstacles: Links with Financial Performance, Customer Satisfaction, and Job Satisfaction in a Service Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

A model was developed to describe the roles of organizational obstacles (social and technical) in relation to three types of performance outcomes (customer satisfaction, financial performance, and employee job satisfaction), as well as to various moderators associated with different job types (e.g., customer contact, organizational commitment). In a test of this model, employee perceptions of organizational obstacles were measured in

Karen A. Brown; Terence R. Mitchell

1993-01-01

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Gender differences in job satisfaction.  

PubMed

The competing hypotheses of socialization, structural, and social role theories were used to investigate the possible existence of gender differences in job satisfaction. The hypotheses were tested in a sample of over 13,000 U.S. employees from approximately 130 organizations and divisions across a variety of industries. The organizations were clients of a North American-based management consulting company. T tests and effect sizes were calculated to test for the possible existence of group differences in job satisfaction between women and men in both clerical and managerial positions. The results indicate support for structural theory, some support for social role theory, and a lack of support for socialization theory. An important finding is that U.S. women and men in management apparently did not differ from one another in their sources of satisfaction at work. PMID:7776638

Mason, E S

1995-04-01

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Emotional Intelligence and Job Satisfaction  

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This study aims to investigate the effect of training some aspects of Emotional Intelligence (EI) on job satisfaction and productivity of employees. The results can help organizations to realize human capabilities and the way to improve them by paying more attention to psychological issues. We used a quasi-experimental method using a pre-test and a post-test designed with control group and a four-month follow-up. Study population consists of employees of Marine Installations and Construction Company. Considering variables like age, education and job rank, we selected 28 employees who earned the lowest score for EI. They were then randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. Each employee got job satisfaction and productivity questionnaires and their managers were given employee evaluation questionnaire. Then some aspects of EI were taught to the experimental group once a week for 10 sessions. Four months later, both groups were evaluated by managers. The results show that education did not increase employees` job satisfaction nor did it improve managers` evaluation. However, employees` productivity score after training sessions and managers` evaluation improved in the long run. The results reveal that training EI by further controlling the above-mentioned variables is effective and essential to improve human resources.

Hosseinian, Simin; Yazdi, Seyedeh-Monavar; Zahraie, Shaghayegh; Fathi-Ashtiani, Ali

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[Burnout and job satisfaction among nursing professionals].  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between burnout and job satisfaction among nursing professionals. The sample consisted of 316 staff nurses. The study was longitudinal, and not randomized. The gap between Time 1 (T1) and Time 2 (T2) was one year. Hierarchical regression analysis showed empirical evidence of the significant and negative effect of burnout (i.e., Emotional exhaustion and Depersonalization dimensions) at T1 on job satisfaction in T2. Significant results were also obtained that showed the influence of job satisfaction at T1 on burnout at T2 (i.e., Depersonalization dimension). The study concludes that there is a bidirectional and longitudinal relationship between burnout and job satisfaction. However, longitudinal effects of burnout at T1 on job satisfaction on T2 (i.e., burnout as antecedent of job satisfaction) are stronger than vice-versa (i.e., job satisfaction as antecedent of burnout). PMID:22420356

Figueiredo-Ferraz, Hugo; Grau-Alberola, Ester; Gil-Monte, Pedro R; García-Juesas, Juan A

2012-05-01

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Job Satisfaction in Fisheries Compared.  

PubMed

This article draws comparative lessons from seven job satisfaction studies on marine capture fishing that were recently carried out in nine countries and three geographical regions-Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. The seven studies made use of an identical job satisfaction assessment tool and present information on a selection of métiers mainly in the small-scale and semi-industrial fishing sectors. The responses manifest statistically significant geographical variation. Multidimensional plots and cluster analyses lead the authors to identify three clusters: (1) Southeast Asian (Vietnam and Thailand); (2) Caribbean (Belize, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic) and (3) Afro-Indian (Senegal, Guinea Bissau, and India). Jamaica is a significant outlier. On a general level, the authors conclude that fishers who report that they are not interested in leaving the occupation of fishing score higher on three traditional job satisfaction scales-basic needs, social needs and self actualization. Those who say they would leave fishing for another occupation are younger, have less fishing experience and smaller households. The latter findings are of relevance with regard to the pressing need, felt by fisheries managers, to move fishers out of the fishery. PMID:22997480

Pollnac, Richard; Bavinck, Maarten; Monnereau, Iris

2012-10-01

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Job Satisfaction among Women in Advertising.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined job satisfaction among women in advertising. Subjects were 48 female respondents from a mail survey of membership of a Midwest advertising club. Two types of job satisfaction measures were used: items from the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire and the action tendency scales developed by E. Locke. The results showed a high level…

Pokrywczynski, James V.; Crowley, John H.

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Strategic collaborative quality management and employee job satisfaction  

PubMed Central

Background: This study aimed to examine Strategic Collaborative Quality Management (SCQM) impact on employee job satisfaction. Methods: The study presents a case study over six years following the implementation of the SCQM programme in a public hospital. A validated questionnaire was used to measure employees’ job satisfaction. The impact of the intervention was measured by comparing the pre-intervention and post-intervention measures in the hospital. Results: The hospital reported a significant improvement in some dimensions of job satisfaction like management and supervision, organisational policies, task requirement, and working conditions. Conclusion: This paper provides detailed information on how a quality management model implementation affects employees. A well developed, well introduced and institutionalised quality management model can improve employees’ job satisfaction. However, the success of quality management needs top management commitment and stability. PMID:24847482

Mosadeghrad, Ali Mohammad

2014-01-01

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Happy Days: "SLJ's" Job Satisfaction Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"School Library Journal's" ("SLJ's") Job Satisfaction Survey, conducted online in spring 2008, asked school and public librarians about their salaries, pay raises, and opportunities for advancement; level of job satisfaction; major causes of dissatisfaction; on-the-job challenges; and how well they were prepared for their positions, among other…

Kenney, Brian

2009-01-01

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Job Satisfaction among High School Athletic Administrators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Coaching and supervising high school sport programs can be a rewarding, but stressful career. Many researchers have identified a close relationship between occupational stress and job satisfaction, or how one feels about the job (Burke 1971; Buck, 1972; Howard, 1978). Most studies of job satisfaction in education have tended to focus on teachers.…

Green, Gregory; Reese, Shirley A.

2006-01-01

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Administrator Job Satisfaction in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the study was to investigate the job satisfaction of men and women administrators in higher education in four-year public institutions in Alabama. In addition, the study examined whether there was a relationship between gender and overall job satisfaction, work climate, and job structure. In conducting the study, the researcher…

Howard Baldwin, Tonia Toinette

2009-01-01

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Job satisfaction and job performance: is the relationship spurious?  

E-print Network

The link between job satisfaction and job performance is one of the most studied relationships in industrial/organizational psychology. Meta-analysis (Judge, Thoresen, Bono, & Patton, 2001) has estimated the magnitude of this relationship to be ?...

Cook, Allison Laura

2009-05-15

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Job satisfaction of home health nurses.  

PubMed

Job satisfaction is a key to the retention of quality nurses. To promote staff retention and reduce costs, nursing administrators need current research on job satisfaction of home health nurses. In a study of job satisfaction of 66 home health nurses, research indicates that the most satisfying aspects of home care nursing include autonomy and independence, close nurse-client relationships, work hours, flexibility in scheduling hours, and satisfaction with peers and supervisors. When nursing administrators capitalize on these job satisfiers, staff turnover is reduced and costs are contained. PMID:7960880

Lynch, S A

1994-01-01

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ANTECEDENTS OF JOB SATISFACTION:A STUDY OF TELECOM SECTOR  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study is based on the assumption that “a happy worker is a productive worker”. The research was conducted to identify the significance of those factors that lead towards job satisfaction and commitment of employees working in the telecom sector of Pakistan. The associations among pay and benefits, performance appraisal system, career development and management, supervision and collegiality and open

ADNAN RIAZ; MUHAMMAD RAMAY

2010-01-01

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Mental health, job satisfaction, and job stress among general practitioners  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVE--To identify sources of job stress associated with high levels of job dissatisfaction and negative mental wellbeing among general practitioners in England. DESIGN--Multivariate analysis of large database of general practitioners compiled from results of confidential questionnaire survey. Data obtained on independent variables of job stress, demographic factors, and personality. Dependent variables were mental health, job satisfaction, alcohol consumption, and smoking.

C. L. Cooper; U. Rout; B. Faragher

1989-01-01

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Traits, Commitments, and College Satisfaction Among Black American Community College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Prior research has largely examined determinants of student satisfaction in four-year institutions and faculty job satisfaction in two-year institutions. The present study investigated the relationship between background traits, initial commitments, and satisfaction among African Americans attending two-year community colleges. Findings reveal that age is positively associated with satisfaction, while family responsibilities are inversely related to students' subjective evaluation of college.

Terrell L. Strayhorn

2011-01-01

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Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction among Army Chaplains.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This research on job satisfaction among US Army chaplains is based on a mail survey response of 998 chaplains out of 1411 in the Army chaplaincy. Factors which influence job satisfaction were explored by means of a three-fold model: (1) How chaplains see ...

K. D. Johnson

1976-01-01

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Measuring Job Satisfaction: Reliability of Subscale Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Job Satisfaction Survey (JSS) (P. Spector, 1985 and 1992) is a 36-item survey instrument designed to measure 9 aspects of job satisfaction, including: (1) pay; (2) promotion; (3) supervision; (4) benefits; (5) contingent rewards; (6) operating procedures; (7) co-workers; (8) nature of work; and (9) communication. In addition to measuring the…

Bergstrom, Betty A.; Lunz, Mary E.

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Job Satisfaction among Military Prevention Specialists.  

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Employed questionnaire to study relationships between role perceptions and job satisfaction among military Drug and Alcohol Prevention Specialists (N=102). Found job satisfaction primarily related to perceived importance of prevention duty and organizational efficiency. Found supervisor's emphasis upon prevention duty was significant but…

Whorley, Larry W.

1989-01-01

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Predictors of Instrumental Music Teacher Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Previous research studies related to teacher quality have found that teacher attrition rates are at an all-time high. Although much research has been conducted in the area of job satisfaction within the general teaching population, few studies of job satisfaction exist for instrumental music teachers. The purpose of this correlational study was to…

Bryant, Robert Louis, III

2012-01-01

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Job satisfaction survey among health centers staff  

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Background: Due to the importance of health care organizations with significant responsibility for prevention and care, assessment of job satisfaction among health care staff is essential. Quality of health services will be decreased provided they are not satisfied. Materials and Methods: This study was a cross-sectional analysis of health care staff in Khomeinishahr (centers, buildings, and networks) If they had at least 6 months work experience, they could enter the study. Data included a two-part questionnaire with a standardized questionnaire, demographic variables, and Smith job descriptive index, which is a questionnaire with six domains. Reliability was obtained for each domain and its validity was reported 0.93. Findings: The results showed an overall satisfaction score averages 43.55 ± 12.8 (from 100). Job satisfaction score was not significantly different between the sexes. However, within the current attitude toward job satisfaction, men scores was better than women (P = 0.001). Highest score in job satisfaction was related to relationships with colleagues and lowest score was related to the income, benefits, and job promotion. The more the years of work, the less the job satisfaction was. The attitude toward the current job had a direct relationship with income (P = 0.01). There was a significant inverse relationship between educational level and job satisfaction in domains promotion, income, and benefits (P = 0.01). The staff with higher education levels was less satisfied with income and job promotion qualification. Conclusion: Managers should focus on job qualification to increase job satisfaction and improve the quality of work. PMID:25013828

Shahnazi, Hossein; Daniali, Seyede Shahrbanoo; Sharifirad, Gholamreza

2014-01-01

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Children's estimates of their parents' job satisfaction.  

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319 3rd and 5th grade children were asked to rate their parents' job satisfaction. These ratings were compared to parents' self-reports of job satisfaction. Older children were more accurate in their estimates. Girls were more accurate in rating their mothers, while boys were more accurate in rating fathers. Children who perceived their parents as satisfied with their jobs were more likely to aspire to their parents' occupations than those who rated their parents less satisfied. PMID:1961828

Trice, A D; Tillapaugh, P

1991-08-01

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Validation of the Wood's Job Satisfaction Questionnaire among Taiwanese Nonprofit Sport Organization Workers  

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The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of Wood's Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (JSQ) among Taiwanese workers. The participants were 341 nonprofit sport organization workers (M[subscript age] = 35.89, SD = 9.23) who completed the job satisfaction questionnaire, turnover intention scale, and organizational commitment.…

Chen, Mei-Yen

2009-01-01

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Perceiving a Calling, Living a Calling, and Job Satisfaction: Testing a Moderated, Multiple Mediator Model  

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The current study examined the relation between perceiving a calling, living a calling, and job satisfaction among a diverse group of employed adults who completed an online survey (N = 201). Perceiving a calling and living a calling were positively correlated with career commitment, work meaning, and job satisfaction. Living a calling moderated…

Duffy, Ryan D.; Bott, Elizabeth M.; Allan, Blake A.; Torrey, Carrie L.; Dik, Bryan J.

2012-01-01

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Research on Job Satisfaction of Elementary and High School Teachers and Strategies to Increase Job Satisfaction  

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Job satisfaction is an important topic in teacher education research. Exploring the issue of teacher job satisfaction helps us gain a deeper understanding of teachers' mental state, such as their occupational attitudes, zeal for teaching, and work enthusiasm, which affects the quality of teaching and education. From an examination of teachers' job

Fuming, Xu; Jiliang, Shen

2007-01-01

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NURSING STAFF TEAMWORK AND JOB SATISFACTION  

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Aim The aim of this study was to explore the influence of unit characteristics, staff characteristics and teamwork on job satisfaction with current position and occupation. Background Teamwork has been associated with a higher level of job satisfaction but few studies have focused on the acute care inpatient hospital nursing team. Methods This was a cross sectional study with a sample of 3,675 nursing staff from five hospitals and 80 patient care units. Participants completed the Nursing Teamwork Survey. Results Participants’ levels of job satisfaction with current position and satisfaction with occupation were both higher when they rated their teamwork higher (p < 0.001) and perceived their staffing as adequate more often (p < 0.001). Type of unit influenced both satisfaction variables (p < 0.05). Additionally, education, gender and job title influenced satisfaction with occupation (p < 0.05) but not with current position. Conclusions Results of this study demonstrate that within nursing teams on acute care patient units, a higher level of teamwork and perceptions of adequate staffing leads to greater job satisfaction with current position and occupation. Implications for Nursing Management Findings suggest that efforts to improve teamwork and ensure adequate staffing in acute care settings would have a major impact on staff satisfaction. PMID:21073567

Kalisch, Beatrice J.; Lee, Hyunhwa; Rochman, Monica

2010-01-01

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Role Overload, Job Satisfaction, Leisure Satisfaction, and Psychological Health among Employed Women  

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Role overload, job satisfaction, leisure satisfaction, and psychological health were measured for 155 women who were employed full time. Role overload was negatively correlated with psychological health, job satisfaction, and leisure satisfaction. Job satisfaction and leisure satisfaction were positively correlated with psychological health.…

Pearson, Quinn M.

2008-01-01

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Job Satisfaction Level of Marketing Faculty  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey conducted of members of the American Marketing Association evaluated faculty job satisfaction. The study reports satisfaction levels of faculty, area of the country in which these faculty reside, and the reasons faculty have for wanting to remain at or leave their present positions.

Pamela Weaver

1989-01-01

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Job Satisfaction of Secondary Content Area Leaders  

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Educational researchers have examined both observed and perceived influences of the job satisfaction levels of secondary teachers and post-secondary department chairs. However, researchers have largely ignored a third group of educators: secondary Content Area Leaders (CALs). The overall satisfaction levels and the potentially influencing factors…

Roberts, Christine K.

2012-01-01

61

Comparing Job Satisfaction among Public and Private-Sector Employees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the past several decades a number of empirical studies have demonstrated that job-satisfaction levels vary widely in the American labor force. The effect of age, tenure, salary, job type, job level, and work environment on an employee's job satisfaction has been extensively discussed. Studies have underscored the importance of identifying the determinants of employee job satisfaction by linking it

Victor S. DeSantis; Samantha L. Durst

1996-01-01

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Job Satisfaction of High School Journalism Educators.  

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Four research questions are posed to explore the job satisfaction of high school journalism educators. A national random sample of 669 respondents shows that journalism educators are generally satisfied with their jobs--more so than teachers in other disciplines. Multiple regression analysis using Herzberg's motivation-hygiene theory as a…

Dvorak, Jack; Phillips, Kay D.

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Students' Challenging Behavior and Teachers' Job Satisfaction  

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Ask just about any teacher what the most challenging aspect of their job is and, most likely, one of the first answers one will get is "student behaviors!" To date, very little current research has examined the impact of specific challenging behaviors on teachers' job satisfaction. In other words, terms such as "challenging behavior" and…

Landers, Eric; Alter, Peter; Servilio, Kathryn

2008-01-01

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Academics Job Satisfaction and Job Stress across Countries in the Changing Academic Environments  

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This study examined job satisfaction and job stress across 19 higher education systems. We classified the 19 countries according to their job satisfaction and job stress and applied regression analysis to test whether new public management has impacts on either or both job satisfaction and job stress. According to this study, strong market driven…

Shin, Jung Cheol; Jung, Jisun

2014-01-01

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Job Satisfaction and the Secondary Headteacher: The Creation of a Model of Job Satisfaction.  

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Based on interview data with 39 secondary headteachers located in North East England, identifies aspects of principals' work that make for job satisfaction or dissatisfaction. Considers the relationship of those aspects and, building on other researchers' work, presents a unique model of job satisfaction that stresses personal needs and values and…

Mercer, David

1997-01-01

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Job Satisfaction of Developmentally Disabled Workers in Competitive Employment.  

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The job satisfaction of 35 developmentally disabled workers (17 to 38 years old) placed into competitive employment over a 2.5 year period was assessed. The Job Satisfaction Survey which measures satisfaction with the job itself, with the work group, with the company, and with the pay and job status, was administered orally in structured interview…

Judd, Patricia A.; And Others

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Job satisfaction in a rural differentiated-practice setting.  

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This article reports the findings of a 3-year study that assessed the job satisfaction of nursing personnel in a rural nursing center that uses a differentiated practice model. Job satisfaction was measured using the Brayfield Job Satisfaction Questionnaire, the McCloskey/Mueller Satisfaction Survey, and the Job Descriptive Index. A high level of job satisfaction was found across all 3 years. Factors associated with job satisfaction are also described. The findings of this study add to the growing body of literature on the importance of differentiated practice in creating satisfying work environments. PMID:10401401

Anderko, L; Robertson, J; Lewis, P

1999-01-01

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The Relationship of Principal Resiliency to Job Satisfaction and Work Commitment: An Exploratory Study of K-12 Public School Principals in Florida  

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The purpose of this study was to investigate characteristics associated with resilient school leaders. Principals juggle multiple responsibilities and work under increasingly stressful conditions. Despite recent role changes, added job responsibilities, and increased accountability, some principals remain remarkably resilient while working in a…

Pepe, Jason

2011-01-01

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Job satisfaction of nurses and identifying factors of job satisfaction in Slovenian Hospitals  

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Aim To determine the level of job satisfaction of nursing professionals in Slovenian hospitals and factors influencing job satisfaction in nursing. Methods The study included 4 hospitals selected from the hospital list comprising 26 hospitals in Slovenia. The employees of these hospitals represent 29.8% and 509 employees included in the study represent 6% of all employees in nursing in Slovenian hospitals. One structured survey questionnaire was administered to the leaders and the other to employees, both consisting 154 items evaluated on a 5 point Likert-type scale. We examined the correlation between independent variables (age, number of years of employment, behavior of leaders, personal characteristics of leaders, and managerial competencies of leaders) and the dependent variable (job satisfactionsatisfaction with the work, coworkers, management, pay, etc) by applying correlation analysis and multivariate regression analysis. In addition, factor analysis was used to establish characteristic components of the variables measured. Results We found a medium level of job satisfaction in both leaders (3.49?±?0.5) and employees (3.19?±?0.6), however, there was a significant difference between their estimates (t?=?3.237; P?=?<0.001). Job satisfaction was explained by age (P?job satisfaction variance. Conclusion Satisfied employees play a crucial role in an organization’s success, so health care organizations must be aware of the importance of employees’ job satisfaction. It is recommended to monitor employees’ job satisfaction levels on an annual basis. PMID:22661140

Lorber, Mateja; Skela Savic, Brigita

2012-01-01

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Racioethnic Perceptions of Job Characteristics and Job Satisfaction.  

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A study of 291 police officers of white, black, and Hispanic/Latino ethnicity revealed that black officers scored significantly higher than others on feedback and higher motivating potential scores and satisfaction with promotion opportunities. Black and Hispanic/Latino officers scored higher than whites on task identity. Different job

Friday, Shawnta S.; Friday, Earnest

2003-01-01

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The Search for Job Satisfaction: A Survey of Alabama Policing  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines police job satisfaction and its association with general occupational attraction. Police officers from\\u000a sixteen municipal departments (n?=?1,114) across one southern state (Alabama) were found to possess moderate-high overall\\u000a job satisfaction, with regression analysis supporting the conclusions of prior studies that demographics are of little value\\u000a to understanding job satisfaction. The findings convey that 25% of job satisfaction

Philip E. Carlan

2007-01-01

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Value Orientation, Organizational Rewards, and Job Satisfaction.  

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The nationwide sales force (N=540) of a large food and beverage firm responded to a mail survey designed to investigate the role of value orientation as a moderator of the relationship between organizational rewards and job satisfaction. Of the two main elements in the investigation, the first was concerned with the predictive efficiency of two…

Cascio, Wayne F.

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Burnout and Job Satisfaction among Counselor Educators  

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The relationship between burnout and job satisfaction among counselor educators was investigated. A total of 220 full-time counselor educators participated in this quantitative research study. Emotional exhaustion seemed to be the most significant predictor of burnout among counselor educators. Implications for counselor education and future…

Sangganjanavanich, Varunee Faii; Balkin, Richard S.

2013-01-01

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Job Satisfaction among Minnesota High School Principals  

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It has been reported the demands of the high school principalship in the United States has deterred qualified candidates from accepting the position. The purpose of this study was to investigate levels of job satisfaction among Minnesota high school principals within a potentially dwindling supply of qualified candidates as reported in other…

Heyd, Steven DuWayne

2010-01-01

75

Organizational Changes and Job Satisfaction among Support Staff  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to identify job satisfaction amongst support staff employed by a nonprofit company undergoing organizational changes. The Job Satisfaction Survey (JSS) scale was used to measure overall job satisfaction and was conducted among 38 workers and the data was analyzed using content analysis. The findings indicate that workers were satisfied with some sections of their

Stavros K. Parlalis

2011-01-01

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Factors Affecting African American Counselors' Job Satisfaction: A National Survey  

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Although there are many job satisfaction studies, research related to the job satisfaction of African American counselors (AACs) is negligible. The purpose of this study was to investigate the job satisfaction of AACs. A total of 182 employed AACs who were members of the American Counseling Association (ACA) completed a modified Minnesota…

Jones, Cravor; Hohensil, Thomas H.; Burge, Penny

2009-01-01

77

Relationship between employment setting and job satisfaction among CRC personnel  

Microsoft Academic Search

The exploration of job satisfaction among rehabilitation counselors is not a new undertaking, but few studies have evaluated this construct across a full array of professional employment contexts. This investigation explores employment settings of rehabilitation counselors and their relationship to both job satisfaction and intentions to quit. The results revealed that employment setting does influence job satisfaction and retention for

Amy J. Armstrong; Carolyn E. Hawley; Allen N. Lewis; A. Pugsley

78

Foundations of Job Satisfaction in the Media Industries.  

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Examines classic sources on job satisfaction, including Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and the Hawthorne studies. Studies the job satisfaction of 1,526 mass communication graduates and compares satisfaction levels across the 9 different media fields. Finds a clear hierarchy of satisfaction within the nine fields. (SR)

DeFleur, Margaret H.

1992-01-01

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Chronic job insecurity among automobile workers: Effects on job satisfaction and health  

Microsoft Academic Search

Work conditions characterized by uncertainty and ambiguity are potential stressors for employees. One such stressor is job insecurity. This longitudinal study of 207 automobile manufacturing workers indicates that chronic job insecurity is predictive of changes over time in both job satisfaction and physical symptoms. Extended periods of job insecurity decrease job satisfaction and increase physical symptomatology, over and above the

Catherine A. Heaney; Barbara A. Israel; James S. House

1994-01-01

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The role of positive and negative affectivity on job satisfaction and life satisfaction  

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This study examines the relationship between positive affectivity, negative affectivity, job satisfaction, and life satisfaction using a sample of 558 urban employees from Dalian. Positive and negative affectivity were measured with Watson's PANAS scale, job satisfaction was measured with Spector's JSS scale, and life satisfaction was measured with the International Wellbeing Group's PWI scale. All the scales are well established

Zhai Qing-guo; Russell SMYTH; Ingrid NIELSEN; Luan Xiu-yun

2009-01-01

81

School Counselors' Career Satisfaction and Commitment: Correlates and Predictors  

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The purpose of this article is to investigate correlates and predictors of school counselors' career satisfaction and commitment. Regression analyses of 1,280 Florida counselors' survey responses indicated that positive predictors of career satisfaction included appropriate duties, high self-efficacy, and district and peer supervision, while…

Baggerly, Jennifer; Osborn, Debra

2006-01-01

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Job Stress and Organizational Commitment among Mentoring Coordinators  

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Purpose: This research aims to examine the impact of job stress on the organizational commitment of a random, representative sample of coordinators in the Israeli educational mentoring organization PMP. Organizational commitment, including affective, continuance and normative commitment, refers to worker relations in the organization, and how…

Michael, Orly; Court, Deborah; Petal, Pnina

2009-01-01

83

Factors related to job satisfaction among Lithuanian dentists  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY The objective of this study was to evaluate the level of overall job satisfaction among Lithuanian dentists, to explore the satisfaction with different work environmental factors and relate it to overall job satisfaction. Material and methods. All (N=2449) Lithuanian Dental Chamber members were sent a questionnaire. It comprised a 5-point Likert scale structured questions that were developed according to

Alina Puriene; Jadvyga Petrauskiene; Vilija Janulyte; Irena Balciuniene

2007-01-01

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Job Satisfaction and Locus of Control in an Academic Setting  

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This study explored any relationships that existed between faculty members' locus of control and job satisfaction at a small, private, faith-based university. Two demographic variables were also analyzed in the findings: number of years teaching in higher education and tenure status. The job satisfaction instrument used was the Job in General…

Stachowiak, Bonni J.

2010-01-01

85

IT Employee Job Satisfaction in the Public Sector  

Microsoft Academic Search

Survey questionnaires were sent to state government IT employees in the United States to analyze how job characteristics, work environment, pay satisfaction, and advancement opportunities influence IT employee job satisfaction. The study results showed that job clarity, effective communications with management, a participatory management approach, organizational support of career development, opportunities for advancement, and family-friendly policies are all significant variables

Soonhee Kim

2009-01-01

86

Organizational Communication and Job Satisfaction in Australian Catholic Primary Schools  

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Job satisfaction has been associated with a variety of behaviours relating to communication. However, very little research has been conducted in primary schools encompassing job satisfaction and a range of communication variables. This study investigated the relationships between aspects of organizational communication and facets of job

De Nobile, John J.; McCormick, John

2008-01-01

87

An Investigation of Job Satisfaction and Female Sports Journalists  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to provide a theoretical foundation to enhance and enrich the understanding of female sport journalists and their level of job satisfaction. In this research we sought to determine satisfaction with six distinct areas of employment by using two of the most often used survey instruments (Job Descriptive Index and Job In General) that measure

Michael K. Smucker; Warren A. Whisenant; Paul M. Pedersen

2003-01-01

88

Nedd gratification theory: A theoretical reformulation of job satisfaction\\/dissatisfaction and job motivation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Proposes a theory of job motivation based on A. H. Maslow's hierarchy of needs which will account for all the discrepant research results concerning job satisfaction. The theory differentiates between job satisfaction\\/dissatisfaction as end states and job motivation as a force to achieve an end state. It is theorized that F. Herzberg's content and context elements are related to both

Martin G. Wolf

1970-01-01

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Do School Counselors Matter? Mattering as a Moderator between Job Stress and Job Satisfaction  

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The relationships of perceived mattering to others, job-related stress, and job satisfaction were examined for 388 elementary, middle, and high school counselors from across the United States. Participants completed the School Counselor Mattering Scale, the School Counselor Job-Stress Assessment, and several job satisfaction questions in order to…

Rayle, Andrea Dixon

2006-01-01

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Nurses' career commitment and job performance: differences across hospitals.  

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The interrelatedness of nurses' career commitment and job performance is debated. In nursing, few studies have focused on the relationship between the two concepts. A convenience sample of 640 registered nurses (RNs) from 24 hospitals was recruited. A comparative design was used to assess differences among governmental, teaching and private hospitals in regard to the concepts measured. In general, nurses were found to "agree" that they had a lifelong commitment to their careers, and that they were performing "well" their jobs in accordance with standards. Hospitals in the sample differed in most demographics except in gender, areas of work and decision-making styles. Based on the total scores of nurses' career commitment, there were no significant differences across hospitals. Based on the total scores of nurses' job performance, F-tests indicated some differences; the highest mean was at private hospitals. Using dimensional means of nurses' job performance uncovered no significant differences among hospitals. Individual items of nurses' job performance subscales differed, in some cases significantly, particularly for nurses working at private hospitals: nurses' career commitment was correlated positively and significantly with their job performance. Consistent with the current researchers' hypothesis, nurses' career commitment appears to influence job performance and is influenced by the nurses' characteristics and organizational factors in the workplace. Enhancing nurses' career commitment and their job performance should produce positive outcomes for nurses, patients and organizations. PMID:18536539

Mrayyan, Majd T; Al-Faouri, Ibrahim

2008-01-01

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Job Satisfactions of Professionals: A Study of the Job Satisfactions of Cooperative Extension Agents in New York State.  

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This study examined relationships between job satisfaction and dimensions and functions of work groups, sex, organizational status, and the levels of individual social dependency of the respondents. The Job Description Index provided a specific measure of overall job satisfaction. Social dependency was measured by the twenty questions in factor Q2…

Broadwell, George J.

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The Effect of Management Commitment to Service Quality on Frontline Employees' Job Attitudes, Turnover Intentions and Service Recovery Performance in a New Public Management Context  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present and test a model of behavioural job outcomes grounded in Bagozzi's (1992) reformulation of attitude theory in the important and novel context of a former public sector government department that has undergone corporatisation. Frontline employees (FLEs) completed a self?administered questionnaire on how factors characterising management commitment to service quality (MCSQ) affect their job satisfaction and organisational commitment, and

Nicholas J. Ashill; Michel Rod; Janet Carruthers

2008-01-01

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Do motivational gifts impact nurses' job fit and satisfaction?  

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Given the growing need for nurses, this study explored the presence in nurses of the seven motivational gifts given in the biblical passage of Romans 12:3-8, and relationships between the gifts and nurses' job satisfaction and person-job fit. Results confirm Romans 12 motivational gifts in nurses and suggest potential usefulness in knowing nurses'gift profiles for recruitment, job satisfaction, and job placement. PMID:23862285

Tomlinson, Jon C

2013-01-01

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The Relationship between Counselor Job Satisfaction and Consumer Satisfaction in Vocational Rehabilitation  

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This study investigated the relationship between the job satisfaction of counselors employed by a state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agency and the satisfaction of their consumers with both the counselor and the overall VR experience. Multiple regression was used to determine whether facets of job satisfaction were related to consumers'…

Capella, M. E.; Andrew, J. D.

2004-01-01

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Is the job satisfaction of primary care team members associated with patient satisfaction?  

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BACKGROUND Previous research has shown a correlation between physician job satisfaction and patient satisfaction with quality of care, but the connection between job satisfaction of other primary care team members and patient satisfaction is yet unclear. OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether there is an association between patient satisfaction and job satisfaction of the members of patient care teams. DESIGN The study was based on data from the European Practice Assessment and used an observational design. SETTING 676 primary care practices in Germany. PARTICIPANTS 47?168 patients, 676 general practitioners (practice principals), 305 physician colleagues (trainees and permanently employed physicians) and 3011 non-physician practice members (nurses, secretaries). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Patient evaluation was measured using the 23-item EUROPEP questionnaire. Job satisfaction was measured using the 10-item Warr-Cook-Wall job satisfaction scale and further items relating to practice structure. Bivariate correlations were applied in which factors of patient satisfaction and practice structure were compared with physicians and non-physicians satisfaction. RESULTS Patient satisfaction correlates positively with the general job satisfaction of the non-physician (r=0.25, p<0.01) and no significant correlation was found for the general job satisfaction of practice principals and physician colleagues. Patients' satisfaction with the practice organisation correlates positively with the general job satisfaction of the non-physicians (r=0.30, p<0.01) and their view of practice structure (r=0.29, p<0.01). CONCLUSIONS The correlation between non-physician team member satisfaction and patient satisfaction was higher than the correlation between satisfaction of physicians and patients. Patients seem to be sensitive to aspects of practice structure. PMID:21262790

Szecsenyi, Joachim; Goetz, Katja; Campbell, Stephen; Broge, Bjoern; Reuschenbach, Bernd; Wensing, Michel

2011-06-01

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Commitment Profiles: Combinations of Organizational Commitment Forms and Job Outcomes  

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Although the three-component model of organizational commitment by Meyer and Allen (1991) posits that an employee can experience the three components concurrently, previous research has been largely variable-centered, looking at the antecedents and outcomes of each component separately. Two studies explored how the three components combine to…

Wasti, S. Arzu

2005-01-01

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Coping Work Strategies and Job Satisfaction Among Iranian Nurses  

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Context: Nursing is a stressful job that could create physical and psychological disorders. Many studies presented information on stress, effects of coping strategies, and job satisfaction of nurses within health setting. We aimed to identify and describe nursing stresses, coping strategies and job satisfaction of Iranian nurses who are working or worked in different wards. Evidence Acquisition: In this review, we studied peer-reviewed journal articles on the field of stress, coping strategies and job satisfaction in nursing practice, especially Iranian nurses, which were published between 2000 and 2013. In this regard, we searched databases of PubMed, Elsevier, Google, BMJ, PMC, and MEDLINE. Results: The majority of the studies (60%) had analyzed the effect of coping strategies, experiences and perception of job-related stresses in Iranian nurses working in hospitals. In some of the reviewed studies (60%), the majority of the samples enrolled Iranian nurses. Forty percent of studies selected a maximum sample size of 565 (44%) participants in 2011. Nursing stress scale employed at 30% of the studies was the most commonly used strategy. This reviewed studies also revealed a combined measurement (60% of studies), based on categorical stress measurement, effects of coping strategies, and job satisfaction methods. Three studies explored the relationship between job stress and job satisfaction. For instance, the majority (74.4%) of nurses reported job satisfaction. Conclusions: Effect of coping strategies and job satisfaction on Iranian nurses is a well-accepted issue and has important positive outcomes on several areas of health discipline. PMID:25068050

Ghiyasvandian, Shahrzad; Adera Gebra, Addis

2014-01-01

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Relationship between cynicism and job satisfaction: exploration of mechanisms.  

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Personality traits related to evaluation of other people and the world are important to study in relation to job satisfaction, which itself is an evaluation of various facets of a job, including the social dimensions. Accordingly, the relationship between cynicism and job satisfaction was studied. Cynicism was expected to be negatively related to job satisfaction, employees' perceptions of job enrichment, quality of leader-member exchange, and support from coworkers. Survey data from 105 employees in a diverse set of organizations (M age = 48 yr.; 50% women; M work experience = 28 yr.; 73% had >16 yr. education) were subjected to hierarchical regression. Individuals high in Cynicism were likely to have lower job satisfaction, job enrichment, quality of leader-member exchange, and perceptions of co-worker support. PMID:21526588

Srivastava, Abhishek; Adams, John W

2011-02-01

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Generational differences of the frontline nursing workforce in relation to job satisfaction: what does the literature reveal?  

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The job satisfaction of registered nurses has been found to be associated with retention, organizational commitment, workforce safety, and cost savings to health care organizations. Satisfaction of the workforce is vital because nursing turnover can be detrimental for a labor force that is growing older. However, the summation of the most important variables that are linked to job satisfaction has been difficult to discern in part because the workforce includes 3 main generations (ie, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials) with unique work values that drive their job satisfiers. This article provides a review of existing literature to examine the differences in variables that are linked to job satisfaction that exist between the generational cohorts. Differences in stress sources, need for work-life balance, and compensation are discussed. The knowledge about generationally driven variables that influence job satisfaction can help managers develop strategies to maintain a diverse nursing workforce. PMID:24168868

Saber, Deborah A

2013-01-01

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Social Support, Job Stress, Health, and Job Satisfaction Among Nurses in the United Kingdom  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recruitment and retention of nurses is a major concern in healthcare provision in several countries. This study explored the relationship between perceived social support, job stress, health, and job satisfaction among nurses from 4 organizations in northwest England. A total of 350 usable questionnaires measuring stressors, perceived support, health, and job satisfaction, was obtained from a sample of 1,162 nurses

Jennifer R. Bradley; Sue Cartwright

2002-01-01

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Intrinsic and extrinsic factors impacting casino hotel chefs' job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore intrinsic and extrinsic factors impacting the job satisfaction of casino hotel chefs, and whether chefs' background characteristics are associated with their overall and specific facets of job satisfaction. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A total of 152 surveys were analyzed using a randomly selected sample of 25 major casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ning-Kuang Chuang; Dean Yin; Mary Dellmann-Jenkins

2009-01-01

102

Job Satisfaction among Young European Higher Education Graduates  

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The effects of diverse education-related variables on job satisfaction scores are analysed using a sample of European higher education graduates at early stages of their working life. Ordered choice models for job satisfaction are estimated including as explanatory diverse educational variables such as field of study, graduates' evaluation of…

Mora, Jose-Gines; Garcia-Aracil, Adela; Vila, Luis E.

2007-01-01

103

Study of Job Satisfaction among Elementary School Teachers in Shanghai  

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Teacher job satisfaction, as an important index of school efficacy, has drawn the attention of education administrators and researchers. In recent years, Chen Yunying and Sun Shaobang (1994), Feng Bolin (1996), and Chen Weiqi (1998) have conducted studies of job satisfaction among secondary and elementary school teachers in such places as Beijing,…

Zhongshan, Zhang

2007-01-01

104

Job Satisfaction of Academic Librarians: A Review of Literature.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This literature review on job satisfaction of academic librarians is divided into two sections. The first section deals with the conceptual framework which includes two theoretical approaches to job satisfaction. These theories include Maslow's Needs Hierarchy Theory and Herzberg's Two-Factor (Motivation/Hygiene) Theory. Criticisms of these…

Mirfakhrai, Mohammad H.

105

Antecedents and consequences of flight attendants' job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Flight attendants' working conditions are harsh due to frequent night shifts, long shifts, and long sequences. This study sought to identify the antecedents and consequences of flight attendants' job satisfaction and assess the significant relationships among the study variables. Two hundred and twelve flight attendants in South Korea airlines were randomly chosen. Significant antecedents of job satisfaction were revealed to

YuKyoung Kim; Ki-Joon Back

2011-01-01

106

Faculty Sex Composition and Job Satisfaction Among Academic Women.  

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The connection between faculty sex composition and job satisfaction among women academics in selected institutions of higher education in Pennsylvania was examined. Responses to a mailed questionnaire were received from 1,089 respondents, including 214 women. Biographical data and demographic information were collected, and job satisfaction was…

Hill, Malcolm D.

107

Job satisfaction: what is its true meaning in Greater China?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Previously, researchers have performed studies on job satisfaction and organizational behavior outcomes in Western contexts. The purpose of this paper is to explore whether economic prosperity or cultural perspective may explain why job satisfaction may not be an effective predictor of organizational outcomes in Greater China. Researchers need more empirical evidence to understand the nature of the relationship

Yong Han; Nada K. Kakabadse

2009-01-01

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Job Satisfaction in a South African Academic Library in Transition  

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Job satisfaction was investigated at a South African university library undergoing change on many fronts. The study included 31 members of staff and the data were gathered via interviews/questionnaires, informed by standard HRM job satisfaction theory. The study found a "love-hate" relationship between respondents and their work. The key positive…

Hart, Genevieve

2010-01-01

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Moderation of P-E Fit--Job Satisfaction Relations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research investigating Holland's congruence hypothesis (e.g., that the degree of fit between persons and work environments predicts outcomes such as job satisfaction) has revealed a mixture of significant and nonsignificant results. The current study tested the possibility that congruence-job satisfaction relations are moderated by work centrality…

Dik, Bryan J.; Hansen, Jo-Ida C.

2011-01-01

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Understanding Job Satisfaction and its Relationship to Student Academic Performance  

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There is a direct correlation between the variables of teacher job satisfaction and student academic achievement (Brookover & Lezotte, 1979; Mertler, 2002; Wynne, 1980). One would assume that schools that are not making AYP are doing everything possible to be removed from this status. One may also hypothesize that teacher job satisfaction is…

Knox, Jeffrey A.; Anfara, Vincent A., Jr.

2013-01-01

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Alternative Models for Antecedents and Outcomes of Work Centrality and Job Satisfaction of High-Tech Personnel  

Microsoft Academic Search

Alternative causal models were developed, relating Work Centrality and Job Satisfaction to antecedents and outcomes. The antecedents examined were demographics and need for achievement, and the outcomes included performance, wages, organizational commitment, and career planning. The models were tested using data of Israeli high-tech personnel. Results indicated that organizational commitment, career planning, and wages were significantly affected by work centrality,

Bilha Mannheim; Yehuda Baruch; Joseph Tal

1997-01-01

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Pediatric nurses' grief experience, burnout and job satisfaction.  

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Correlations among grief, burnout, and job satisfaction among highly satisfied pediatric nurses were examined using the Revised Grief Experience Inventory (RGEI), Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), and Index of Work Satisfaction (IWS). Results showed that grief had significant correlations; positive with burnout, negative with job satisfaction. RN's reported significantly higher emotional exhaustion if their primary patients died and higher guilt if patients died younger. Conclusions suggest a dynamic statistical interaction among nurses' grief, burnout, and job satisfaction representing a pathway to intention to leave their unit, organization, or nursing. Recommendations include implementation and evaluation of grief intervention and education programs. PMID:24582646

Adwan, Jehad Z

2014-01-01

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HIV Stigma and Nurse Job Satisfaction in Five African Counties  

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This study explored the demographic and social factors, including perceived HIV stigma, that influence job satisfaction in nurses from 5 African countries. A cross-sectional survey was conducted of nurses (n = 1,384) caring for patients living with HIV infection in Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, and Tanzania. Total job satisfaction in this sample was lower than 2 comparable studies in South Africa and the United Kingdom. The subscale, Personal Satisfaction, was the highest in this sample as in the other 2. Job Satisfaction scores differed significantly among the 5 countries and these differences were consistent across all subscales. A hierarchical regression demonstrated that mental and physical health, marital status, education level, urban/rural setting, and perceived HIV stigma had significant influences on job satisfaction. Perceived HIV stigma was the strongest predictor of job dissatisfaction. These findings provide new areas for intervention strategies that might enhance the work environment for nurses in these countries. PMID:19118767

Chirwa, Maureen L.; Greeff, Minrie; Kohi, Thecla W.; Naidoo, Joanne R.; Makoae, Lucy N.; Dlamini, Priscilla S.; Kaszubski, Christopher; Cuca, Yvette P.; Uys, Leana R.; Holzemer, William L.

2009-01-01

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Nurse staffing and the relationship to job satisfaction and retention.  

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The purpose of this quantitative, correlational research study was to examine the relationships between nurse staffing, job satisfaction, and nurse retention in an acute care hospital environment. Results indicated a moderately strong, inverse relationship between job satisfaction and nurse retention. A weak positive relationship between job satisfaction and nurse staffing was identified. Nurses reported experiencing job dissatisfaction in the past 6 months specifically related to the number of patients assigned. Analysis suggested nurses are staying with their current employer because of the current economic environment. Improving nurse staffing will be necessary when the economy improves to prevent the departure of discontented nurses from acute care facilities. PMID:25137811

Hairr, Debra C; Salisbury, Helen; Johannsson, Mark; Redfern-Vance, Nancy

2014-01-01

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Exploring the Relationships Among Trust, Employee Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research seeks to answer two questions. The first question is this: ‘Does trust matter for employee satisfaction and commitment?’ In the business management field, one can find many empirical studies investigating trust as a valuable resource within organizations. The public management field, however, has paid less attention to this issue. This research investigates the role of trust within one

Yoon Jik Cho; Hanjun Park

2011-01-01

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The relationship between sex life satisfaction and job stress of married nurses  

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Background The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship among work stress, sex life satisfaction, and mental health of married nurses. Demographic information, work stress, sex life satisfaction, sexual desire and mental health measured using the Chinese Health Questionnaire, data were collected from 100 married nurses in Taiwan. Findings Sex life satisfaction and age were negatively correlated, but sex life satisfaction and sexual desire were positively correlated. The mental health of over-committed nursing staff was not affected. Higher reward for effort was positively correlated with sex life satisfaction. Conclusions No matter whether job stress was high or low, receiving a higher reward for effort led to better sex life satisfaction, which had a satisfying positive effect on the nurses' lives. To improve nursing care quality at the hospital, nursing administrators should assist nurses in confronting work stress via positive adjustment, which is associated with the nurses’ sexual harmony, and quality of life. PMID:22901339

2012-01-01

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Wage equity and female faculty job satisfaction: The role of wage differentials in a job satisfaction causal model  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study examined the role of female\\/male wage differentials in a model of job satisfaction. Female\\/male wage differentials were initially derived in a manner designed to eliminate much of past discriminatory practices. Subsequently, wage differentials were incorporated in a causal model to predict multiple aspects of academic job satisfaction for female faculty. It was hypothesized that the magnitude of

Linda Serra Hagedorn

1996-01-01

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The job satisfaction of finnish nursing staff: the development of a job satisfaction scale and survey results.  

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This paper describes the development of the Kuopio University Hospital Job Satisfaction Scale (KUHJSS) and the results of the survey. The scale was developed through a systematic literature review, and its validity and reliability were assessed using several psychometric properties including expert evaluation (n = 5), a pilot survey (n = 172), and exploratory factor analysis. The final version of KUHJSS included 37 items. A large sample psychometric evaluation was made by nursing staff (n = 2708). The exploratory factor analysis revealed seven factors with modest internal consistency (0.64-0.92). The staff reported relatively high job satisfaction. The greatest satisfaction was derived from motivating factors associated with the work; the least, from the job's demands. Respondents who considered their working units to provide an excellent quality of care reported the highest job satisfaction in every subarea (P < .0001). The KUHJSS proved to be a reliable and valid tool for measuring job satisfaction in hospital care. PMID:23133750

Kvist, Tarja; Mäntynen, Raija; Partanen, Pirjo; Turunen, Hannele; Miettinen, Merja; Vehviläinen-Julkunen, Katri

2012-01-01

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Happiness and job satisfaction in a casino-dominated economy.  

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Proposals for casinos usually focus on numbers of jobs without considering their quality. We surveyed 1,506 Macau residents, modelling happiness and job satisfaction. Being employed is shown to be important for 'happiness'. But job attributes also matter, confirming the work domain as influential on wellbeing. Casino employees report similar happiness as others. However, despite relatively high pay, they report low overall job satisfaction. The particular aspects of their jobs that they rated generally negatively tended to be those inherent in casino employment rather than easily modifiable by managerial action. PMID:22669464

Zeng, Zhonglu; Forrest, David; McHale, Ian G

2013-09-01

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Effects of director of care support on job stress and job satisfaction among long-term care nurse supervisors.  

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The provision of care for frail older adults in Long-term care settings is challenging. It requires not only specialized knowledge and skills, but also supportive commitment on the part of directors of care to their nurse supervisors (registered nurses and registered practical nurses) and unregulated healthcare staff. In these complex work environments, communication and leadership are critical to staff job satisfaction. Therefore, it is essential that directors of care represent a source of support for their nurse supervisors. The purpose of this multi-site study was to examine the relationships among perceived support from directors of care, and nurse supervisors' job stress and job satisfaction. Forty-five per cent of the total variance in job satisfaction of nurse supervisors was explained by supervisory support, stress and job category (registered nurse vs. registered practical nurse). Greater supervisory support was also associated with reduced job stress. These findings are essential in developing strategies to improve the nurse supervisory role in long-term care settings. PMID:17987827

McGilton, Katherine S; McGillis Hall, Linda; Boscart, Veronique; Brown, Maryanne

2007-01-01

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Relationship of nurses’ assessment of organizational culture, job satisfaction, and patient satisfaction with nursing care  

Microsoft Academic Search

This exploratory study investigated the relationship among staff nurses’ assessment of organizational culture, job satisfaction, inpatient satisfaction with information about home care and follow-up, and general inpatient satisfaction with nursing care. A conceptual path model was tested using a secondary data analysis research design. Staff nurses and inpatients were sampled from inpatient units. The unit of analysis was patient care

Huey-Ming Tzeng; Shaké Ketefian; Richard W. Redman

2002-01-01

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An Analysis of Job Satisfaction among Iranian Pharmacists through Various Job Characteristics  

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Introduction: Pharmacists and pharmaceutical services are among the most important resources and programs in providing health for a society. Pharmacists as the key players in presenting health services, greatly impact on the health of a society and if they suffer low job satisfaction, their dissatisfaction may relatively threaten health in a society. This study was conducted to determine Iranian pharmacists’ job satisfaction and additionally, some causes of dissatisfaction among pharmacists have been diagnosed. Method: A job satisfaction questionnaire was developed and reliability tests were done by some experts in field of pharmacy practice. A sample of 700 pharmacists was selected among ten leading provinces of the country and questionnaires were distributed at the continuing pharmacy education conferences. Three essential factors named “Endogenous Satisfaction”, “Exogenous Satisfaction” and “Current Sense of Being Pharmacists” was considered as the main job satisfaction factors. Results and Discussion: Generally low scores of exogenous and endogenous job satisfaction were concluded among pharmacists while most of them were highly satisfied with being pharmacist. Male pharmacists were more satisfied than their female colleagues and a positive relationship between age and work experience with exogenous job satisfaction was found. Conclusion: Low levels of job satisfaction which were found among Iranian pharmacists could be considered as a deficiency of health system in Iran. Fortunately, inherent interest in the pharmacy profession found among Iranian pharmacists is an optimistic point at which policy-makers could develop their modifying policies. Health policy-makers must endeavor to take other steps to issue solutions for this current problem. PMID:25276212

Foroughi Moghadam, Mohamad Javad; Peiravian, Farzad; Naderi, Azadeh; Rajabzadeh, Ali; Rasekh, Hamid Reza

2014-01-01

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Influence of practice and personal characteristics on dental job satisfaction.  

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Job satisfaction has been called a barometer of the dental profession. The Dentist Satisfaction Survey (DSS), an instrument that measures both specific facets related and overall job satisfaction of dentists, was administered to general dentists in Kentucky (N = 987). Independent variables included eleven job facets, plus practice characteristics and personal characteristics including student loan debt. Results of the stepwise multiple regression showed that 60 percent of the variance of the dependent variable, overall job satisfaction, was attributable to six job facets: respect, perception of income, delivery of care, stress, patient relations, and professional time. The most significant predictors of dental job satisfaction involved the intrinsic rewards of being a dentist and the delivery of dental health services. Less satisfying aspects of dentistry included business operations, including practice management and financial planning. Despite concern among educators about the potential influence of student loan debt, there was no significant correlation between student loan debt and overall job satisfaction. Findings from this study have implications for student recruitment, dental school curriculum design, and dental workforce planning. PMID:10608926

Wells, A; Winter, P A

1999-11-01

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Job Satisfaction, Disgruntlement and Insider Risk  

SciTech Connect

The prediction of future events and trends was the purview of fortune tellers and science writers; however futuristic studies are now an acceptable form of sociological research including workplace dynamics. The nuclear industry is also affected by workplace trends which currently indicate that there will be fewer jobs and individuals who are employed will be required to have greater technical skills. This reshaping of the workforce is partially due to an aging workforce and diversity within the work environment. The reshaping brings with it the need for greater productivity and employee expectations for increased pay and/or benefits. If employee satisfaction is not realized there is a real possibility of disgruntled employees who then become a potential insider risk to the organization. Typically this is an individual who has been employed for several years, becomes dissatisfied with the job, or some other aspect of their life. If the dissatisfaction is directly related to work the individual may retaliate in a destructive manner. Perceived inequities are a major factor and directly related to situational pressures, opportunity, and personal integrity. It is known that the greatest losses within an organization are attributed to employees working alone or in a conspiracy with fellow employees who engage in theft and other fraudulent activities. In the nuclear industry this threat is intensified by the nature of the work, the materials employees come in contact with and the potential of an occurrence that could adversely affect a large geographic region and/or the security of a country. The paper will address motivating factors, recommendations, and include a profile discussion of a possible disgruntled employee.

Eisele, Gerhard R [ORNL] [ORNL; Coates, Cameron W [ORNL] [ORNL

2010-01-01

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Differences regarding job satisfaction and job involvement of psychologists with different dominant career anchors.  

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In order to contribute to higher levels of job satisfaction, job involvement and productivity, a match or fit should be established between the dominant career anchor associated with a specific occupation and that of the employee. A career anchor is an individual's set of self-perceived talents, abilities, motives, needs and values that form the nucleus of one's occupational self-concept. Psychologists have always been part of the service orientated careers and therefore one would expect that it is likely that their dominant career anchor would be service orientation. If this is the case, psychologists with service as their dominant career anchor are supposed to have greater job satisfaction and job involvement compared to those with different career anchors. However, according to literature, this assumption is not necessarily correct. The primary goals of the current study were to determine whether in fact service is the dominant career anchor of psychologists in the Free State and whether there are significant differences regarding job satisfaction and job involvement between psychologists with and without service as their dominant career anchor. A third goal was to determine whether psychologists with different dominant career anchors differ significantly from one another regarding job satisfaction and job involvement. Questionnaires measuring career orientations, job satisfaction and job involvement were sent to 165 of the 171 registered psychologists in the Free State region. Only 75 psychologists (45,5%) responded which exceeded the traditional return rate of 20 to 30%. Due to the small sample of respondents, a nonparametric statistical test, namely the Mann Whitney U test was conducted to determine possible differences. An analysis of the data showed that 21 respondents had entrepreneurship as their dominant career orientation while 12 fell in the technical/functional, 12 in the challenging, 9 in the service and 8 in the autonomy categories of dominant career anchors. No significant differences regarding job satisfaction between psychologists with and without service as dominant career orientation could be determined. Both groups experienced a fairly high degree of job satisfaction and a higher level of intrinsic job satisfaction occurred compared to extrinsic job satisfaction. A significant difference between the two groups in terms of job involvement occurred. Psychologists with service as dominant career orientation showed a higher level of job involvement, although the degree of job involvement for both groups was fairly low. No significant differences regarding job satisfaction and job involvement among psychologists with different career orientations could be found. PMID:17131608

Bester, C L; Mouton, T

2006-08-01

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Intrinsic and Extrinsic Job Satisfaction Characteristics Among Pharmacy Students.  

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Of 20 extrinsic and intrinsic factors relating to job satisfaction, pharmacy students at the University of Illinois most frequently selected these: salaries, sense of accomplishment, use of training, learning opportunities, and relationships with coworkers. (MSE)

Purohit, Anal A.; Lambert, Randall L.

1983-01-01

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Academic job satisfaction questionnaire: Construction and validation in Saudi Arabia  

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Background: Colleges and universities are becoming increasingly accountable for teaching outcomes in order to meet rigorous accreditation standards. Job satisfaction (JS) seems more difficult to measure in the academic field in view of the complexity of roles, duties and responsibilities. Objectives: To compile and determine the psychometric properties of a proposed Academic Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (AJSQ) suitable for university faculty, and amenable to future upgrading. Materials and Methods: A 46-item five-option Likert-type draft questionnaire on JS was distributed for anonymous self-reporting by all the academic staff of five colleges in University of Dammam (n=340). The outcome measures were (1) factor analysis of the questionnaire items, (2) intra-factor ?-Coefficient of Internal Consistency Reliability, (3) inter-factor correlations, (4) comparison of psychometric properties in separately analyzed main faculty subgroups. Results: The response rate was 72.9 percent. Factor analysis extracted eight factors which conjointly explained 60.3 percent of the variance in JS. These factors, in descending order of eigenvalue, were labeled “Authority”, “Supervision”, “Policies and Facilities”, “My Work Itself”, “Interpersonal Relationships”, “Commitment”, “Salary” and “Workload”. Cronbach's-? ranged from 0.90 in Supervision to 0.63 in Salary and Workload. All inter-factor correlations were positive and significant, ranging from 0.65 to 0.23. The psychometric properties of the instrument in separately analyzed subgroups divided by sex, nationality, college and clinical duties produced fairly comparable findings. Conclusion: The AJSQ demonstrated good overall psychometric properties in terms of construct validity and internal consistency reliability in both the overall sample and its separately analyzed subgroups. Recommendation: To replicate these findings in larger multicenter samples of academic staff. PMID:21694952

Al-Rubaish, Abdullah M.; Rahim, Sheikh Idris A.; Abumadini, Mahdi S.; Wosornu, Lade

2011-01-01

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The effect of education on foodservice manager job satisfaction.  

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We conducted a study to determine whether educational background (field of study and level of education) was related to the job satisfaction of foodservice managers. The Index of Organizational Reactions Questionnaire was used to measure specific components of job satisfaction based on a five-point Likert-style scale (1 = low satisfaction, 3 = moderate satisfaction, and 5 = high satisfaction). Questionnaires were mailed to the entire population of 256 foodservice managers employed in college and university dining facilities of a regional division of a major foodservice company in the northeastern United States. Names, titles, positions, and addresses of the managers were obtained from the company's human resources department. Analysis of data was done through computation of the point-biserial correlation coefficient and the rank order correlation coefficient. Managers who responded to the questionnaire (74.6%) indicated moderate overall job satisfaction (mean = 3.42 on a 5-point scale). Of the respondents, 44% had an educational background in foodservice; these respondents had lower overall job satisfaction than did those having no education/training in foodservice. Both groups were most satisfied with the job components of supervision, type of work, and relationship with coworkers. Both groups were least satisfied with pay and benefits, company identification, and amount of work. A significant (p less than .01) positive relationship was found between educational field of study and job satisfaction, and a significant (p less than .001) negative relationship was found between educational level (i.e., degree[s] earned) and job satisfaction.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:2212422

Kuntz, K A; Borja, M E; Loftus, M K

1990-10-01

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Nurses' perception of ethical climate and job satisfaction  

PubMed Central

The high turnover of nurses has become a universal issue. The manner in which nurses view their organization’s ethical climate has direct bearing on their job satisfaction. There is little empirical evidence confirming a relationship between different sorts of ethical climate within organizations and job satisfaction in Iran. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between nurses’ perception of ethical climate and job satisfaction in the Teaching Hospital of Kerman University of Medical Sciences. A descriptive analytical design was used in this study. The sample consisted of 275 nurses working in 4 hospitals affiliated with the Kerman University of Medical Sciences. The instruments used in this study included a demographic questionnaire, Ethical Climate Questionnaire (ECQ), and Job Satisfaction Scale (JS). Data analysis was carried out using Pearson’s correlation, one-way ANOVA, T-test and descriptive statistic through Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS), version 16. Across the five dimensions of ECQ the highest mean score pertained to professionalism (mean = 13.45±3.68), followed by rules climate (mean = 13.41±4.01), caring climate (mean = 12.92±3.95), independence climate (mean = 11.35±3.88), and instrumental climate (mean = 8.93±2.95). The results showed a positive correlation among ethical climate type of: professionalism (p=0.001), rules (p=0.045), caring (p=0.000), independence (p=0.000) with job satisfaction, and no correlation was found between instrumental climate and job satisfaction. The result of this research indicated a positive correlation among professionalism, caring, rules, independence climate and job satisfaction. Therefore managers of hospitals can promote nurses’ job satisfaction by providing ethics training programs that establish a working team and a culture that strengthens team spirit among nurses. PMID:23908759

Borhani, Fariba; Jalali, Tayebeh; Abbaszadeh, Abbas; Haghdoost, Ali Akbar; Amiresmaili, Mohammadreza

2012-01-01

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Spirituality and job satisfaction among hospice interdisciplinary team members.  

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As a continuing effort to enhance the quality of palliative care for the dying, this study examined (1) the prevalence of spirituality among hospice interdisciplinary team (IDT) members; (2) whether spirituality is related to job satisfaction; and (3) the structural path relationships among four variables: spiritual belief, integration of spirituality at work, self actualization and job satisfaction. The study surveyed 215 hospice IDT members who completed the Jarel Spiritual Well-Being Scale, the Chamiec-Case Spirituality Integration and Job Satisfaction Scales. Multiple regression and structural path modeling methods were applied to explain the path relationships involving all four variables. The IDT members surveyed were: nurses, 46.4%; home health aids, 24.9%; social workers, 17.4%; chaplains, 4.2%; physicians, 2.3%; and other, 4.8%. Ninety-eight percent of the respondents viewed themselves as having spiritual well-being. On a 0-100 scale, IDT staff reported high spiritual belief (mean = 89.4) and they were self-actualizing (mean = 82.6). Most reported high job satisfaction (mean = 79.3) and spiritual integration (mean = 67.9). In multiple regression, spirituality, integration and self-actualization explained 22% of the variation in job satisfaction (R = 0.48; adjusted R(2) = 0.218; df = 3,175; F = 17.2; p = 0.001). Structural path models revealed that job satisfaction is more likely to be realized by a model that transforms one's spirituality into processes of integrating spirituality at work and self actualization (chi(2) = 0.614; df = 1; p = 0.433) than a model that establishes a direct path from spirituality to job satisfaction (chi(2) = 1.65; df = 1; p = 0.199). Hospice IDT member's integration of their spirituality at work and greater self actualization significantly improve job satisfaction. PMID:18095811

Clark, Leah; Leedy, Stephen; McDonald, Laurie; Muller, Barbara; Lamb, Cheryl; Mendez, Tracy; Kim, Sehwan; Schonwetter, Ronald

2007-12-01

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Relationship between Organizational Culture, Leadership Behavior and Job Satisfaction  

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Background Organizational culture refers to the beliefs and values that have existed in an organization for a long time, and to the beliefs of the staff and the foreseen value of their work that will influence their attitudes and behavior. Administrators usually adjust their leadership behavior to accomplish the mission of the organization, and this could influence the employees' job satisfaction. It is therefore essential to understand the relationship between organizational culture, leadership behavior and job satisfaction of employees. Methods A cross-sectional study was undertaken that focused on hospital nurses in Taiwan. Data was collected using a structured questionnaire; 300 questionnaires were distributed and 200 valid questionnaires were returned. To test the reliability of the data, they were analyzed by Cronbach's ? and confirmatory factors. Correlation analysis was used on the relationships between organizational cultures, leadership behavior and job satisfaction. Results Organizational cultures were significantly (positively) correlated with leadership behavior and job satisfaction, and leadership behavior was significantly (positively) correlated with job satisfaction. Conclusions The culture within an organization is very important, playing a large role in whether it is a happy and healthy environment in which to work. In communicating and promoting the organizational ethos to employees, their acknowledgement and acceptance of it can influence their work behavior and attitudes. When the interaction between the leadership and employees is good, the latter will make a greater contribution to team communication and collaboration, and will also be encouraged to accomplish the mission and objectives assigned by the organization, thereby enhancing job satisfaction. PMID:21569537

2011-01-01

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Explaining Changes in Mothers' Job Satisfaction Following Childbirth.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Pregnant women (n=227) interviewed before and six and 12 months after childbirth reported declines in job satisfaction following birth. The following factors positively or negatively affected satisfaction: length of leave, ability to work at home, 30 to 35-hour work week, evening/rotating shifts, supervisor support, and child-care environment. (SK)

Holtzman, Mellisa; Glass, Jennifer

1999-01-01

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Levels of Job Satisfaction among Healthcare Providers in CGHS Dispensaries  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the labour-intensive health sector industry the quality of services is ultimately linked to the skills, motivation and satisfaction of the workers providing the healthcare services. Thus in order to study the job satisfaction level of the healthcare providers, so as to suggest measures to enhance it, the present study was carried out at CGHS which is one of the

Priyanka Bhandari; Rajni Bagga; Deoki Nandan

2010-01-01

134

Motivation and Job Satisfaction of Catholic School Teachers  

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The study examined the relationship between Catholic school teachers' motivation and job satisfaction. The data came from a survey of 716 teachers in three dioceses (Atlanta, Biloxi, and Cheyenne). The school's academic philosophy and its environment were important predictors of the teachers' satisfaction with their sense of efficacy regarding…

Convey, John J.

2010-01-01

135

Assistant Principal Job Satisfaction and Desire To Become Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates K-12 assistant principal job satisfaction and career objectives in Orange Country, California. Results of two surveys (2000, 2002) of assistant principals find over two-thirds of those responding are satisfied with their jobs and desire to become principals within the next 5 years. Discusses reasons why some assistant principals are…

Oliver, Ronald

2003-01-01

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Contribution of job satisfaction to happiness of Asian Americans.  

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Many demographic and labor force characteristics, such as family income, educational attainment, and occupation, correlated with job satisfaction. Since Asian Americans are more like Euro-Americans than African Americans in most of these characteristics, it seems reasonable to predict that their job satisfaction would be high as for Euro-Americans rather than low as for African Americans. Yet research of Weaver and Hinson showed that the opposite is true. One explanation for this unexpected result is that Asians do not think of jobs as a source of happiness but simply as a means of earning money to underwrite other aspects of their lives, such as the well-being of their families, which are the main sources of their happiness. The hypothesis was tested that job satisfaction does not contribute to the happiness of Asian Americans in comparison to satisfaction from other domains of their lives. Analysis was conducted of the attitudes of Asian-American (n = 160), African-American (n = 602), and Euro-American (n = 6,477) workers who responded to 22 surveys drawn from 1972 to 1998, each of which was representative of the labor force of the USA. The hypothesis was supported by the finding that the partial correlation of job satisfaction and global happiness with satisfaction in seven other domains of life (marriage, financial condition, community, nonwork activities, family, health and physical condition, and friendships) held constant was significant for Euro-American women and men but not for Asian Americans or African Americans of either sex. And, the same result occurred when global happiness was regressed on job satisfaction net the effects of satisfaction in other seven domains. PMID:11729542

Weaver, C N

2001-08-01

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Employee demographics and job training satisfaction: the relationship between dimensions of diversity and satisfaction with job training  

Microsoft Academic Search

Human resource development professionals serve many diverse populations of learners in the workplace. They do so with limited resources which leads to a dilemma: How to most effectively and efficiently meet the needs of all learners in the workplace, given the different job duties, backgrounds, skills and abilities of each learner. This empirical study examines job training satisfaction among customer

Steven W. Schmidt

2009-01-01

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National Collegiate Athletic Association Division and Primary Job Title of Athletic Trainers and Their Job Satisfaction or Intention to Leave Athletic Training  

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Context: Membership in the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) has declined in recent years, generating much debate about professional commitment. Objective: To compare the contributing factors of job satisfaction and intention to leave athletic training of certified athletic trainers (ATs) employed in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) institutions. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: A link to a Web-based questionnaire containing the Spector Job Satisfaction Survey (JSS) and an original Intention to Leave Survey (ITLS) was distributed by e-mail to 1003 certified members of the National Athletic Trainers' Association. Patients or Other Participants: A total of 191 certified members of the NATA employed in a college or university setting in a primarily clinical capacity; representing all NCAA divisions; and having the job title of head athletic trainer, associate/assistant athletic trainer, or graduate assistant/intern athletic trainer. Main Outcome Measure(s): We used separate 3 × 3 factorial analyses of variance to compare the mean scores of each JSS subscale and of the ITLS with NCAA division and job title. A stepwise multiple regression was used to determine the strength of the relationships between the JSS subscales and the ITLS. Results: We found differences for job title in the subscales of Fringe Benefits (F2,182 = 7.82, P = .001) and Operating Conditions (F2,182 = 12.01, P < .001). The JSS subscale Nature of Work was the greatest indicator of intention to leave (? = ?0.45). Conclusions: We found a strong negative correlation between various facets of job satisfaction and intention to leave athletic training. The NCAA division seemed to have no effect on an individual's job satisfaction or intention to leave the profession. In addition, only Fringe Benefits and Operating Conditions seemed to be affected by job title. The ATs had similar levels of job satisfaction regardless of NCAA division, and their job titles were not a major factor in job satisfaction. PMID:21669102

Terranova, Aaron B.; Henning, Jolene M.

2011-01-01

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Job satisfaction correlates among Palestinian nurses in the West Bank.  

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The recruitment and retention of highly qualified nurses present ongoing challenges to nursing service administrators throughout the world. Retention of nurses has been closely linked both to job satisfaction and selected demographic factors. Administrators must be aware of these demographic factors due to their importance to employees. The primary purpose of this study was to examine demographic correlates of job satisfiers and dissatisfiers among nurses in the West Bank of Palestine. Both the McCloskey/Mueller Satisfaction Scale (MMSS) and a single overall job satisfaction item were used to survey the entire population (n = 330) of nurses employed in 20 acute care hospitals. Significant relationships were found between job satisfaction and the demographic characteristics of marital status, distance traveled to work, number of years the nurse worked as an RN, and extended family responsibilities. This study of job satisfaction among nurses in a geographic location not previously studied provides nursing leaders in the West Bank with important information as they seek to retain and recruit nurses. The findings support the use of the MMSS in non-US countries and cultures. However, an argument is presented for further refinement of the instrument and the underlying conceptual framework of the instrument. PMID:8836766

Abu Ajamieh, A R; Misener, T; Haddock, K S; Gleaton, J U

1996-08-01

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Alternative Models for Antecedents and Outcomes of Work Centrality and Job Satisfaction of High-Tech Personnel  

Microsoft Academic Search

Alternative causal models were developed,relating Work Centrality and Job Satisfaction toantecedents and outcomes. The antecedents examined weredemographics and need for achievement, and the outcomes included performance, wages, organizationalcommitment, and career planning. The models were testedusing data of Israeli high-tech personnel. Resultsindicated that organizational commitment, careerplanning, and wages were significantly affected by workcentrality, while performance was positively butnonsignificantly related to it.

Bilha Mannheim; Yehuda Baruch; Joseph Tal

1997-01-01

141

Violence Between the Police and the PublicInfluences of Work-Related Stress, Job Satisfaction, Burnout, and Situational Factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Stress of police officers is assumed to be one of the causes for an increased use of force, but to date, very few studies have tested this relationship empirically. This study examines influences of perceived work-related stress, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and burnout on the use of force by police officers in Zurich, Switzerland (n = 422). A new approach

Patrik Manzoni; Manuel Eisner

2006-01-01

142

Burnout and Job Satisfaction in Rehabilitation Administrators and Direct Service Providers.  

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Compared levels of burnout and job satisfaction in 124 rehabilitation counselors and 115 administrators, using the Maslach Burnout Inventory and the Muthard and Miller Job Satisfaction Inventory. Results showed administrators reported higher levels of job satisfaction than counselors and that an inverse relationship existed between job

Riggar, T. F.; And Others

1984-01-01

143

Job satisfaction of physicians with congruent versus incongruent specialty choice.  

PubMed

Choosing a specialty within the occupation of medicine is problematic given the number of available specialty choices. A need exists for the development and modification of inventories to be used to help students with selecting a medical specialty. Furthermore, ratings of job satisfaction, regardless of specialty, are mixed with some physicians regretting choosing medicine as a career. Despite its use in medical specialty counseling, research is lacking regarding the Medical Specialty Preference Inventory (MSPI). We examined the predictive validity of the MSPI and compared job satisfaction of physicians (N=51) whose specialty was correctly (i.e., congruent) versus incorrectly (i.e., incongruent) predicted by the MSPI. The MSPI correctly predicted the specialty for 33%. Congruent physicians had higher job satisfaction than incongruent physicians. Results of this study may help individuals who provide medical specialty counseling or who are involved in designing tools and implementing programs to assist students with medical specialty decision making. PMID:16272422

Borges, Nicole J; Gibson, Denise D; Karnani, Rajil M

2005-12-01

144

Predictors of job satisfaction among academics at an Iranian university.  

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The overall job satisfaction of 128 faculty of Razi University in Iran was investigated using a modified version of the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire to elicit information in this stratified random sample. Faculty members were most satisfied with intrinsic aspects of the work such as "social service," "activity," and "ability utilization" and less satisfied with extrinsic aspects of work such as "security," "university policies," and "compensation." Publication counts and years of teaching experience contributed significantly to the prediction of overall job satisfaction among these faculty members. Intervention efforts must involve socializing faculty in the early stages of their careers, encouraging them to engage in research activities and write for reputable journals, while providing compensation and job security. PMID:19610495

Zarafshani, Kiumars; Alibaygi, Amir Hossein

2009-04-01

145

Job Attitudes of Workers with Two Jobs  

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This article examines the job attitudes of people who hold more than one job. Satisfaction, stress, and organizational (continuance and affective) commitment were assessed for both primary and secondary jobs for 83 full-time workers who held two jobs concurrently. Consistency between job constructs across jobs was negligible, except for…

Zickar, Michael J.; Gibby, Robert E.; Jenny, Tim

2004-01-01

146

Unrewarding Work, Coworker Support, and Job Satisfaction. A Test of the Buffering Hypothesis.  

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A study of 2,505 workers indicated that co-worker social support enhances job satisfaction. Affective and instrumental support are both beneficial. However, neither type buffers the negative effects of job stress on satisfaction. (SK)

Ducharme, Lori J.; Martin, Jack K.

2000-01-01

147

The effects of work experiences and institutional support on job satisfaction among NCAA coaches  

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.e., affective institutional support and financial institutional support) on job satisfaction, and to investigate if the relationship between the type of institutional support and job satisfaction differs (does not differ) between revenue generating sport coaches...

Kim, Jong-Chae

2005-08-29

148

Combined effects of positive and negative affectivity and job satisfaction on job performance and turnover intentions.  

PubMed

Capturing data from employee-supervisor dyads (N = 321) from eight organizations in Pakistan, including human service organizations, an electronics assembly plant, a packaging material manufacturing company, and a small food processing plant, we used moderated regression analysis to examine whether the relationships between trait affect (positive affectivity [PA] and negative affectivity [NA]) and two key work outcome variables (job performance and turnover) are contingent upon the level of job satisfaction. We applied the Trait Activation Theory to explain the moderating effect of job satisfaction on the relationship between affect and performance and between affect and turnover. Overall, the data supported our hypotheses. Positive and negative affectivity influenced performance and the intention to quit, and job satisfaction moderated these relationships. We discuss in detail the results of these findings and their implications for research and practice. PMID:23469474

Bouckenooghe, Dave; Raja, Usman; Butt, Arif Nazir

2013-01-01

149

Job Stress and Satisfaction Among Clinical Radiologists  

Microsoft Academic Search

AIMS: Consultant radiologists appear to be at greater risk of burnout than consultants working in other specialties. The aim of this study was to examine sources of stress and satisfaction at work for radiologists and hospital consultants in other specialties in order to try to understand this difference.MATERIALS AND METHODS: A postal questionnaire survey of psychiatric morbidity (12-item General Health

J. GRAHAM; A. J. RAMIREZ; S. FIELD; M. A. RICHARDS

2000-01-01

150

Job Satisfaction and Performance in a Changing Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

TODAY, RESEARCH LIBRARIES are faced with the challenge of retaining an effective staff who have the skills necessary to respond to new and changing circumstances and increased user demands. Ways must be found not only to reduce stress and prevent burnout but also to sustain a level of interest and job satisfaction among staff sufficient to ensure a high level

JACK A. SIGGINS

151

Hong Kong Teachers' Sources of Stress, Burnout, and Job Satisfaction.  

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This study investigated factors that affected stress, burnout, and job satisfaction among Hong Kong high school teachers. First, the researchers interviewed former Hong Kong teachers to determine possible teacher stress sources. On the basis of their suggested list of stress sources, the researchers created a questionnaire that included items…

Tang, Tak-On; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing

152

Assessing Job Satisfaction among Alabama's Community College Faculty  

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The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between selected demographic and educational variables of faculty members employed in the Alabama Community College System and their impact on job satisfaction. The variables included in the study are the demographic variables of age, gender, ethnicity, salary, and degree status, along with…

Howton, Russell Warren

2009-01-01

153

Job Satisfaction in the Shrimp Trawl Fisheries of Vietnam  

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This paper investigates the job satisfaction of small-scale shrimp trawl fishers in the vicinity of Camau National Park in southern Vietnam. The research sample consisted of 77 fishers who belong to a growing population of shrimp fishers in the region. The results suggest that 60% would change their fishing metier, 78% would leave fishing for…

Sinh, Le Xuan

2012-01-01

154

COMMUNITY COLLEGE FACULTY JOB SATISFACTION AND PROPENSITY TO LEAVE  

Microsoft Academic Search

We assessed the effects of role ambiguity, role conflict, and 10 job satisfaction factors on propensity to leave for community college faculty located in the 11 southern states served by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Data were gathered through the administration of a survey instrument that was mailed to 900 randomly selected faculty in April 1989. Four hundred

Susan A. McBride; Robert G. Munday; James Tunnell

1992-01-01

155

Job Satisfaction and Career Persistence of Beginning Teachers  

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Purpose: The purpose of this research is to examine career persistence and job satisfaction of beginning teachers. Design/methodology/approach: Four hundred and fifty-one tenth grade students from a nationally representative sample, who aspired to be teachers, were examined over a ten year period regarding their career choices. Students who…

Mau, Wei-Cheng J.; Ellsworth, Randy; Hawley, Donna

2008-01-01

156

Insomnia, Emotions, and Job Satisfaction: A Multilevel Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors used experience-sampling methodology to investigate the dynamic relationships among insomnia, emotions, and job satisfaction. Over a period of 3 weeks, 45 employees completed surveys each workday, producing a total of 550 observations. Results revealed that, within individuals, insomnia was associated with increased feelings of hostility and fatigue and decreased feelings of joviality and attentiveness. Insomnia was also negatively

Brent A. Scott; Timothy A. Judge

2006-01-01

157

Staff stress and job satisfaction at a children's hospice  

Microsoft Academic Search

A study of staff stress and job satisfaction was undertaken in a children's hospice. In addition factors were investigated which might be stressful or which helped staff to manage in difficult circumstances. Three quarters were under comparatively little stress and in general showed very few psychological symptoms but a distinct subgroup were under a great deal of stress. A number

H Woolley; A Stein; G C Forrest; J D Baum

1989-01-01

158

Nursing Home Work Practices and Nursing Assistants' Job Satisfaction  

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Purpose: To estimate the impact of nursing home work practices, specifically compensation and working conditions, on job satisfaction of nursing assistants employed in nursing homes. Design and Methods: Data are from the 2004 National Nursing Assistant Survey, responses by the nursing assistants' employers to the 2004 National Nursing Home Survey,…

Bishop, Christine E.; Squillace, Marie R.; Meagher, Jennifer; Anderson, Wayne L.; Wiener, Joshua M.

2009-01-01

159

Maintaining Job Satisfaction: Engaging Professionals as Active Participants  

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Improving teachers' job satisfaction is paramount in an era when 50 percent of new teachers drop out of the profession in the first five years. Although most new teachers start the school year with eagerness, lack of administrative and collegial support, budget constraints, a flagging sense of personal teaching efficacy, and a controlled…

Woods, Amelia Mays; Weasmer, Jerie

2004-01-01

160

The Relationship between Teacher Job Satisfaction and Principal Leadership Style.  

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A study employed Hersey and Blanchard's situational leadership concept to investigate the relationship between teacher job satisfaction and leadership behaviors of telling, selling, participating, and delegating. About 42 percent of the 339 teachers queried were dissatisfied. Teachers were least satisfied with teaching's financial aspects and most…

Heller, H. William; And Others

1993-01-01

161

Motivation and Job Satisfaction of Catholic School Teachers  

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This article examines the relationship between Catholic school teachers' motivation and job satisfaction. The data are derived from a survey of 716 teachers in Catholic elementary and secondary schools in three dioceses in the US (Atlanta, GA; Biloxi, MS; and Cheyenne, WY). The school's academic philosophy and its environment were…

Convey, John J.

2014-01-01

162

Uncertainty, Fairness Perceptions, and Job Satisfaction: A Field Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Following uncertainty management theory, we argue that when people face increased uncertainty, fairness becomes more important to them and judgments of fairness affect their reactions more strongly. The organizational field study reported here examines the effects of uncertainty about performance standards and appropriate behaviors on the relationship between fairness and job satisfaction. Results reveal that uncertainty moderates the positive relationship

Kristina A. Diekmann; Zoe I. Barsness; Harris Sondak

2004-01-01

163

Linking indoor environment conditions to job satisfaction: a field study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Physical and questionnaire data were collected from 95 workstations at an open-plan office building in Michigan, US. The physical measurements encompassed thermal, lighting, and acoustic variables, furniture dimensions, and an assessment of potential exterior view. Occupants answered a detailed questionnaire concerning their environmental and job satisfaction, and aspects of well-being. These data were used to test, via mediated regression, a

Guy Newsham; Jay Brand; Cara Donnelly; Jennifer Veitch; Myriam Aries; Kate Charles

2009-01-01

164

The Impact of Life Events on Job Satisfaction  

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Employing fixed effects regression techniques on longitudinal data, we investigate how life events affect employees' job satisfaction. Unlike previous work-life research, exploring mostly contemporaneous correlations, we look for evidence of adaptation in the years following major life events. We find evidence of adaptation following the first…

Georgellis, Yannis; Lange, Thomas; Tabvuma, Vurain

2012-01-01

165

Role Perceptions and Job Satisfaction of Community College Faculty.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the role perceptions of full-time faculty members at a large mid-Atlantic community college, focusing on role conflicts and levels of job satisfaction. One hundred and seventy-seven faculty members responded to surveys, and 20 participated in four focus groups organized according to race and gender, which yielded descriptive…

Corbin, Saladin K. T.

166

Teachers Job Satisfaction and Motivation for School Effectiveness: An Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Significantly, job satisfaction and motivation are very essential to the continuing growth of educational systems around the world and they rank alongside professional knowledge and skills, center competencies, educational resources as well as strategies, in genuinely determining educational success and performance. This study assessed the…

Ololube, Nwachukwu Prince

2006-01-01

167

Examining Job Stress and Satisfaction Among Digital Forensic Examiners  

Microsoft Academic Search

A significant body of research has developed focusing on the occupational reactions of police officers and criminal justice system employees. Few studies have, however, examined the way that digital forensic analysts working with computerized evidence experience and respond to work stress. This study addresses this gap in the literature through an analysis of job satisfaction and stress in the work

Thomas J. Holt; Kristie R. Blevins

2011-01-01

168

Job Satisfaction: Factor Analysis of Greek Primary School Principals' Perceptions  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the factors that affect the level of job satisfaction that school principals experience and, based on the findings, to suggest policies or techniques for improving it. Design/methodology/approach: Questionnaires were administered to 180 primary school heads in 13 prefectures--one from each of…

Saiti, Anna; Fassoulis, Konstantinos

2012-01-01

169

Job Satisfaction of Elementary Principals in Large Urban Communities  

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The purpose of this study was to determine job satisfaction levels of elementary principals in "major urban" districts in Texas and to identify strategies these principals used to cope with the demands of the position. Additionally, the project sought to find structures and supports needed to attract and retain principals in the position. To…

Mitchell, Cathryn M.

2010-01-01

170

Job Satisfaction among Fishers in the Dominican Republic  

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This paper reflects on the results of a job satisfaction study of small-scale fishers in the Dominican Republic. The survey results suggest that, although fishers are generally satisfied with their occupations, they also have serious concerns. These concerns include anxieties about the level of earnings, the condition of marine resources and the…

Ruiz, Victor

2012-01-01

171

Clients' Satisfaction with Monopolistic Services and Commitment to the Organization: A University Context  

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This study investigates the relationship between monopolistic service providers and customer satisfaction and commitment. The authors investigated how the ethical perceptions of service consumers, their perceptions of service quality, and satisfaction effect commitment to the long-term relationship with monopolistic service providers. Results…

Thomas, James L.; Cunningham, Brent J.

2009-01-01

172

Dispositions, organisational commitment and satisfaction: A longitudinal study of MBA graduates  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the relationships among dispositional sources of value preferences and personality attributes, organisational commitment and satisfaction using a longitudinal sample from MBA graduates in a US business school. After examining and comparing four types of models: (1) direct effects of dispositions on organisational commitment; (2) direct effects of dispositions on organisational satisfaction; (3) direct effects of dispositions on

Yingyan Wang; Charles A. OReilly III

2010-01-01

173

Israeli nurse practice environment characteristics, retention, and job satisfaction  

PubMed Central

Background There is an international nursing shortage. Improving the practice environment has been shown to be a successful strategy against this phenomenon, as the practice environment is associated with retention and job satisfaction. The Israeli nurse practice environment has not been measured. The purpose of this study was to measure practice environment characteristics, retention and job satisfaction and to evaluate the association between these variables. Methods A demographic questionnaire, the Practice Environment Scale, and a Job Satisfaction Questionnaire were administered to Israeli acute and intensive care nurses working in 7 hospitals across the country. Retention was measured by intent to leave the organization and work experience. A convenience sample of registered nurses was obtained using a bi-phasic, stratified, cluster design. Data were collected based on the preferences of each unit, either distribution during various shifts or at staff meetings; or via staff mailboxes. Descriptive statistics were used to describe the sample and results of the questionnaires. Pearson Product Moment Correlations were used to determine significant associations among the variables. A multiple regression model was designed where the criterion variable was the practice environment. Analyses of variance determined differences between groups on nurse practice environment characteristics. Results 610 nurses reported moderate levels of practice environment characteristics, where the lowest scoring characteristic was ‘appropriate staffing and resources’. Approximately 9% of the sample reported their intention to leave and the level of job satisfaction was high. A statistically significant, negative, weak correlation was found between intention to leave and practice environment characteristics, with a moderate correlation between job satisfaction and practice environment characteristics. ‘Appropriate staffing and resources’ was the only characteristic found to be statistically different based on hospital size and geographic region. Conclusions This study supports the international nature of the vicious cycle that includes a poor quality practice environment, decreased job satisfaction and low nurse retention. Despite the extreme nursing shortage in Israel, perceptions of the practice environment were similar to other countries. Policy makers and hospital managers should address the practice environment, in order to improve job satisfaction and increase retention. PMID:24565045

2014-01-01

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The Relationship between Social Capital in Hospitals and Physician Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Job satisfaction in the hospital is an important predictor for many significant management ratios. Acceptance in professional life or high workload are known as important predictors for job satisfaction. The influence of social capital in hospitals on job satisfaction within the health care system, however, remains to be determined. Thus, this article aimed at analysing the relationship between overall

Oliver Ommen; Elke Driller; Thorsten Koehler; Christoph Kowalski; Nicole Ernstmann; Melanie Neumann; Petra Steffen; Holger Pfaff

2009-01-01

175

Explaining and Forecasting Job Satisfaction: The Contribution of Occupational Profiling. Working Paper.  

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The contribution of occupational profiling to explaining and forecasting job satisfaction were analyzed by using data on job satisfaction for 33,249 workers from waves 1-7 of the British Household Panel Survey. Overall job satisfaction gradients were defined for major and minor groups of occupations in the United Kingdom's Standard Occupational…

Rose, Michael

176

Stability and change in job satisfaction at the transition from vocational training into Real Work1  

Microsoft Academic Search

The dispositional approach to job satisfaction was tested in a sample of young people. Questionnaires were administered shortly before the end of vocational training and again one year later. Stabilities in job satisfaction were investigated in terms of mean changes, autocorrelations, and an index of individual consistency. Autocorrelations were lower for job satisfaction than for the Big Five personality dimensions

Achim Elfering; Norbert K. Semmer; Wolfgang Kälin

2000-01-01

177

Type-A Behavior, Gender, and Job Satisfaction: A Research on Instructors  

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There has been some research which investigates the relationship between gender, different personality traits, and job satisfaction in the field of behavioral sciences. The aim of this study is to examine the difference between male and female instructors' job satisfaction and to investigate the predict level of job satisfaction by Type-A…

Yazici, Hikmet; Altun, Fatma

2013-01-01

178

FACTORS INFLUENCING STRESS AND JOB SATISFACTION OF NURSES WORKING IN PSYCHIATRIC UNITS: A RESEARCH REVIEW  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Mental health nursing has been reported as a stressful speciality, with low job satisfaction. Method: An extensive literature search was performed aiming to identify and review research studies that investigate variables which influence stress and job satisfaction of nurses working in mental health settings. Results: This review shows that a variety of factors influence stress and job satisfaction of

Nakakis Konstantinos; Ouzouni Christina

179

Using social identity theory to explain the job satisfaction of public sector employees  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study first reports findings about what factors affect the job satisfaction of one group of public sector employees and second, uses social identity theory to explain the results. The results indicated that working with fellow employees enhances job satisfaction. In contrast, dealing with the clientele (possibly without appropriate training) and organisational management polices compromise the job satisfaction of early

Yvonne Brunetto; Rod Farr-Wharton

2002-01-01

180

Main Factors of Job Satisfaction among Primary School Educators: Factor Analysis of the Greek Reality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Job satisfaction is an important issue, but remains a complex one as it is difficult to measure. A wide range of factors such as the working environment, its manner of organisation, demography and individual circumstances, etc., can substantially affect the level of job satisfaction attained by individuals. Job satisfaction and the teaching…

Saiti, Anna

2007-01-01

181

Supervisory Leadership Styles and State Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Job Satisfaction and Productivity.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined relationship between leadership scores on Blanchard's Situational Leadership II Model and job satisfaction scores on Rehabilitation Job Satisfaction Inventory. Found significant relationships between supervisory leadership styles and job satisfaction of state vocational rehabilitation agency counselors (n=115) in Missouri. Higher…

Wilkinson, Alvin D.; Wagner, Robert M.

1993-01-01

182

Speech-Language Pathologist Job Satisfaction in School versus Medical Settings  

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Purpose: The goal of this study was to determine if job satisfaction differs between speech-language pathologists (SLPs) working in school settings and SLPs working in medical settings. Method: The Job Satisfaction Survey (JSS) by Spector (1997) was sent via electronic mail to 250 SLPs in each of the 2 settings. Job satisfaction scores were…

Kalkhoff, Nicole L.; Collins, Dana R.

2012-01-01

183

Teacher Job Satisfaction and Retention in a Suburban Georgia School District  

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An investigation of the relationship between job satisfaction and retention among elementary, middle, and high school teachers in a suburban school district in Georgia was addressed in this mixed-methods study. The focus of the study was to determine the level of job satisfaction among the nine subscales of the Teacher Job Satisfaction

Thompson, Denise G.

2008-01-01

184

Special Educators and Attrition: The Relationship between Workplace Decision-Making and Job Satisfaction  

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This exploratory, quantitative study investigated the relationship between special educators' perceptions of workplace decision-making and two types of satisfaction, overall job satisfaction and satisfaction with school/organization decision-making. To address this purpose, literature-based contributors to job satisfaction were identified and…

Tyler, Teresa Ann

2012-01-01

185

A Multi-Factor Analysis of Job Satisfaction among School Nurses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although job satisfaction has been widely studied among registered nurses working in traditional health care settings, little is known about the job-related values and perceptions of nurses working in school systems. Job satisfaction is linked to lower levels of job-related stress, burnout, and career abandonment among nurses. This study evaluated…

Foley, Marcia; Lee, Julie; Wilson, Lori; Cureton, Virginia Young; Canham, Daryl

2004-01-01

186

Job Satisfaction: I\\/O Psychology and Organizational Behavior Management Perspectives  

Microsoft Academic Search

Perspectives on job satisfaction and its relations with job performance among members of the Industrial\\/Organizational Psychology (IOP) and Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) cultures are identified and compared. Comparisons include vantage points of each culture on the roles of theory and data regarding the definitions of behavior, job performance, job satisfaction, and the potential causal relations among them. Literature reviewed suggests

Thomas C. Mawhinney

2011-01-01

187

An Exploration of the Impact of Employee Job Satisfaction, Affect, Job Performance, and Organizational Financial Performance: A Review of the Literature  

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Extensive research has explored job satisfaction, job performance, and the financial performance of organizations. Job satisfaction and job performance have been explored separately and collectively. However, scholars only have begun to explore the relationship between employee job satisfaction and financial performance of organization. This paper…

Reio, Thomas G., Jr.; Kidd, Cathy A.

2006-01-01

188

A correlational analysis of two versions of the two-factor theory of job satisfaction  

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of MASTER OF SCIENCE December lg71 Major Subject: Psychology A CORRELATIONAL ANALYSIS OF TWO VERSIONS OF THE TWO-FACTOR THEORY OF JOB SATISFACTION A Thesis JOHN ARTHUR METOSKIE Approved as to sty1e and content by: hairman o Commit ee Head... and administration, The citations on the following pages fo1low the style of the Journal of Aoolied Psychology. suoervision, salary, interpersonal relations with co-workers, and working conditions), According to the two-factor theory, the motivators lead...

Metoskie, John Arthur

2012-06-07

189

An instrument to measure job satisfaction of nursing home administrators  

PubMed Central

Background The psychometric properties of the nursing home administrator job satisfaction questionnaire (NHA-JSQ) are presented, and the steps used to develop this instrument. Methods The NHA-JSQ subscales were developed from pilot survey activities with 93 administrators, content analysis, and a research panel. The resulting survey was sent to 1,000 nursing home administrators. Factor analyses were used to determine the psychometric properties of the instrument. Results Of the 1,000 surveys mailed, 721 usable surveys were returned (72 percent response rate). The factor analyses show that the items were representative of six underlying factors (i.e., coworkers, work demands, work content, work load, work skills, and rewards). Conclusion The NHA-JSQ represents a short, psychometrically sound job satisfaction instrument for use in nursing homes. PMID:17029644

Castle, Nicholas G

2006-01-01

190

Influence of stress resiliency on RN job satisfaction and intent to stay.  

PubMed

Registered nurse (RN) job satisfaction is a major predictor of intent to stay and job turnover, serious concerns to health care leaders. Predictors of job satisfaction include autonomy, control over daily practice, nurse-physician collaboration, transformational leadership, group cohesion, job stress, structural empowerment, and psychological empowerment. In the model of psychological empowerment, stress resiliency is the product of persons' interpretive styles and influences psychological empowerment. This study has evaluated the influence of stress resiliency on job stress, psychological empowerment, job satisfaction, and intent to stay using causal modeling. Participants are 464 RNs employed in five acute care hospitals in West Virginia. The final model has provided a very good fit to the data. Stress resiliency is a predictor of psychological empowerment, situational stress, and job satisfaction. This study provides the first evidence of the influence of stress resiliency on job stress, psychological empowerment, job satisfaction, and intent to stay in a sample of RNs. PMID:19915204

Larrabee, June H; Wu, Ying; Persily, Cynthia A; Simoni, Patricia S; Johnston, Patricia A; Marcischak, Terri L; Mott, Christine L; Gladden, Stephanie D

2010-02-01

191

Organizational and individual factors influencing job satisfaction and burnout of mental health workers.  

PubMed

Job satisfaction and burnout are important areas of study because of the financial and social effects of job satisfaction and the damaging physical/psychological impacts of burnout. Two hundred family/children and psychiatric workers of seven social service organizations were surveyed. Instruments used were the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire, the Maslach Burnout Inventory, and the Staff Burnout Scale for Health Professionals. Reported levels of job satisfaction and burnout are within normal limits. Psychiatric and family/children workers report equal job satisfaction levels, but the latter group reports significantly higher burnout levels. Both groups are particularly satisfied with the amount of praise delivered by supervisors and are reportedly dissatisfied with salary levels and promotional opportunities. These three factors are strongly associated with job satisfaction and burnout levels of both groups. Findings have practical implications for social service administrators and practitioners. Correlates of satisfaction and burnout can be altered in order to maintain employee satisfaction and reduce burnout, absenteeism and turnover. PMID:9802151

Martin, U; Schinke, S P

1998-01-01

192

Predicting the Job Satisfaction of Female Sex Workers in Queensland, Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT. This study used a cross-sectional survey to examine job satisfaction and its correlates among 247 female sex workers working as private service providers, in licensed brothels, and in illegal sectors of the industry (mainly street-based workers). Overall, most sex workers reported positive job satisfaction. Satisfaction was higher in women working legally and was comparable with women from the general

Charrlotte Seib; Michael P. Dunne; Jane Fischer; Jackob M. Najman

2012-01-01

193

Job Satisfaction, Recruitment, and Retention of Entry-Level Residence Life and Housing Staff  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most workers aspire to jobs where they are highly satisfied. This satisfaction may come from remuneration, opportunities for advancement, the work itself, or other factors. Studies have shown that job satisfaction has the potential to reduce absenteeism and employee turnover, but we still know little about the specific satisfaction levels of…

Davidson, Denise L.

2012-01-01

194

Levels of Job Satisfaction of Coaches Providing Education to Mentally Retarded Children in Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research is to determine the levels of job satisfaction of sports coaches who are providing education to mentally retarded children and to examine as well as their job satisfaction according to different variables. Survey method was preferred as the data collection tool and "Minnesota Satisfaction Inventory"--developed by…

Ilhan, Ekrem Levent

2012-01-01

195

An empirical study of some demographic and work-related variables on job satisfaction of academics in a Turkish university.  

PubMed

The Job Satisfaction Survey was administered to 610 faculty in a university in North Cyprus. As expected, job satisfaction increased with rank, and those who held administrative positions were more satisfied than staff who did not. The longer the participants had served in the current university, the higher their rated job satisfaction. Job satisfaction of women in higher academic positions was higher than that of their male peers. Age was not correlated with increases in job satisfaction. PMID:17451006

Tanova, Cem; Nadiri, Halil

2007-02-01

196

Goal orientation and organizational commitment : Individual difference predictors of job performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to paper examine goal orientation and organizational commitment in relation to employees' job attitudes and performance in a hospital. Specifically, it investigates the effects of mastery and performance goals on different facets of organizational commitment and how these effects impact individuals' job outcomes. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper utilized an online survey to

Olivia F. Lee; James A. Tan; Rajeshekhar Javalgi

2010-01-01

197

Predicting Burnout and Job Satisfaction in Workplace Counselors: The Influence of Role Stressors, Job Challenge, and Organizational Knowledge  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study examines the antecedents of burnout and job satisfaction among counselors employed in workplace settings. Workplace counselors face the unique demands of managing dual client relationships (individual and organization) within the counseling setting. Antecedents of the job-related outcomes of burnout and satisfaction are likely to…

Kirk-Brown, Andrea; Wallace, Debra

2004-01-01

198

Job Stress, Burnout and Job Satisfaction: An Intervention Study for Staff Working with People with Intellectual Disabilities  

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Background: The present paper reviews staff stress, burnout and job satisfaction. Methods: A longitudinal, quasi experimental study was carried out among staff working with people with intellectual disabilities in two municipalities in Norway. The purpose was to measure mean differences of stress, burnout and job satisfaction after different…

Innstrand, Siw Tone; Espnes, Geir Arild; Mykletun, Reidar

2004-01-01

199

Happy Doing Good? How Workers' Career Orientations and Job Satisfaction Relate in Grassroots Human Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Job satisfaction has long been a focus of human services managers and researchers. Yet recent trends in what workers want from their jobs and careers may challenge the current understanding of this important phenomenon. There is limited understanding, in particular, of human services workers' potentially diverse orientations toward their work and how those preferences relate to job satisfaction. These factors

Anna Haley-Lock

2008-01-01

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Perceptions of partner sexual satisfaction in heterosexual committed relationships.  

PubMed

Sexual script theory implies that partners' ability to gauge one another's level of sexual satisfaction is a key factor in determining their own sexual satisfaction. However, relatively little research has examined how well partners gauge one another's sexual satisfaction and the factors that predict their accuracy. We hypothesized that the degree of bias in partner judgments of sexual satisfaction would be associated with quality of sexual communication. We further posited that emotion recognition would ameliorate the biases in judgment such that poor communicators with good emotion recognition would make less biased judgments of partner satisfaction. Participants were 84 married or cohabiting heterosexual couples who completed measures of their own and their partners' sexual satisfaction, relationship satisfaction, quality of communication about sexual issues within their relationships, and emotion recognition ability. Results indicated that both men and women tended to be accurate in perceiving their partners' levels of sexual satisfaction (i.e., partner perceptions were strongly correlated with self-reports). One sample t-tests indicated that men's perceptions of their partners' sexual satisfaction were biased such that they slightly underestimated their partners' levels of sexual satisfaction whereas women neither over- nor underestimated their partners' sexual satisfaction. However, the gender difference was not significant. Bias was attenuated by quality of sexual communication, which interacted with emotion recognition ability such that when sexual communication was good, there was no significant association between emotion recognition ability and bias, but when sexual communication was poor, better emotion recognition ability was associated with less bias. PMID:23990145

Fallis, Erin E; Rehman, Uzma S; Purdon, Christine

2014-04-01

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The effects of health worker motivation and job satisfaction on turnover intention in Ghana: a cross-sectional study  

PubMed Central

Background Motivation and job satisfaction have been identified as key factors for health worker retention and turnover in low- and middle-income countries. District health managers in decentralized health systems usually have a broadened ‘decision space’ that enables them to positively influence health worker motivation and job satisfaction, which in turn impacts on retention and performance at district-level. The study explored the effects of motivation and job satisfaction on turnover intention and how motivation and satisfaction can be improved by district health managers in order to increase retention of health workers. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional survey in three districts of the Eastern Region in Ghana and interviewed 256 health workers from several staff categories (doctors, nursing professionals, allied health workers and pharmacists) on their intentions to leave their current health facilities as well as their perceptions on various aspects of motivation and job satisfaction. The effects of motivation and job satisfaction on turnover intention were explored through logistic regression analysis. Results Overall, 69% of the respondents reported to have turnover intentions. Motivation (OR?=?0.74, 95% CI: 0.60 to 0.92) and job satisfaction (OR?=?0.74, 95% CI: 0.57 to 0.96) were significantly associated with turnover intention and higher levels of both reduced the risk of health workers having this intention. The dimensions of motivation and job satisfaction significantly associated with turnover intention included career development (OR?=?0.56, 95% CI: 0.36 to 0.86), workload (OR?=?0.58, 95% CI: 0.34 to 0.99), management (OR?=?0.51. 95% CI: 0.30 to 0.84), organizational commitment (OR?=?0.36, 95% CI: 0.19 to 0.66), and burnout (OR?=?0.59, 95% CI: 0.39 to 0.91). Conclusions Our findings indicate that effective human resource management practices at district level influence health worker motivation and job satisfaction, thereby reducing the likelihood for turnover. Therefore, it is worth strengthening human resource management skills at district level and supporting district health managers to implement retention strategies. PMID:25106497

2014-01-01

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Analysis of job satisfaction of university professors from nine Chinese universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research on work life and job satisfaction of university professors is becoming an important research issue in the field of\\u000a higher education. This study used questionnaires administered to 1 770 teachers from different levels, types, and academic\\u000a fields of Chinese universities to investigate job satisfaction among university professors and the relationship between job\\u000a satisfaction of university professors and the organizational

Ping Du; Manhong Lai; Leslie N. K. Lo

2010-01-01

203

Working Unusual Hours and Its Relationship to Job Satisfaction: A Study of European Maritime Pilots  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our study focuses on maritime pilotage in seven European countries and analyzes the level of job satisfaction and its predictors.\\u000a Like most existing studies in the field of job satisfaction, we show that job satisfaction is an outcome of the work of maritime\\u000a pilots. Stressful working conditions, such as working unsocial hours and irregular working patterns, create strains that together

Maike Andresen; Michel E. Domsch; Annett H. Cascorbi

2007-01-01

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Job Satisfaction Differences between Primary Health Care and Treatment Sectors: An Experience from Iran  

PubMed Central

Background: The aim of this study was to compare the levels of job satisfaction and its predictors among primary health care and treatment sectors' staff in East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. Methods: This comparative study was conducted in East Azerbaijan Province,Iran in 2011. A questionnaire survey was performed on 420 staff from health care and treatment sectors using multi-stage proportional cluster sampling method. Job satisfaction was measured in five aspects namely: structural and managerial; individual; social; work-itself; environmental and welfare job satisfaction factors.The job satisfaction measurement score was normalized to fall into a range of zero to 100. Statistical analyses were performed using Friedman and independent sample t-tests. Results: Overall satisfaction in health and treatment sectors was moderate with a mean score above 50. Hospital General Practitioners reported significantly higher job satisfaction score (mean ± SD=57.34 ± 17.02) compared to health care center General Practitioners (mean ± SD= 31.74±14.99). The highest satisfaction scores belonged to individual factors both in health care sector staff (64.83±18.50) and treatment sector staff (63.55±17.44). The lowest job satisfaction was observed with environmental and welfare factors (38.47±19.86 and 36.83±19.86, respectively). Conclusion: The job satisfaction significantly differs between primary health care and treatment sectors. Based on the results, environmental and welfare factors may be targeted to improve the job satisfaction in public health care system. PMID:24688957

Bagheri, Shokoufe; Janati, Ali; Kousha, Ahmad; Sadeghi-Bazargani, Homayoun; Asghari-Jafarabadi, Mohammad; Farahbakhsh, Mostafa

2013-01-01

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Effects of Trust in Superiors and Influence of Superiors on the Association Between Individual-Job Congruence and Job Performance\\/Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research examines the moderating influences of trust in superiors and influence of superiors as elements of an organization communication system on the association between individual-job congruence and job performance\\/satisfaction. Data from 302 employees were used to assess the research design variables of growth need strength, job scope, trust in superiors, influence of superiors, job performance, and job satisfaction. Moderated

José R. Goris; Bobby C. Vaught; John D. Pettit

2003-01-01

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Effects of person-vocation fit and core self-evaluation on career commitment of medical university students: the mediator roles of anxiety and career satisfaction  

PubMed Central

Background How the career commitment of medical university students can be improved is an underinvestigated topic. Aim This experimental study aims to explore the factors that influence career commitment of medical university students. Methods One hundred eighty-two medical university students completed the vocational value questionnaire, state anxiety scale, core self-evaluation scale, Minnesota satisfaction questionnaire, and the Chinese career commitment questionnaire. Results (1) A mismatch was found between the vocational value and the medical career of medical university students, primarily in their self-development; (2) Core self-evaluation can significantly predict the continued commitment of medical university students; (3) Vocational value, career fit, and core self-evaluation can significantly predict the affective commitment and normative commitment of medical university students, while state anxiety and vocational satisfaction play significant mediating roles. Conclusions Both person–vocation fit and core self-evaluation can affect the career commitment of medical university students, while job satisfaction and state anxiety play mediating roles. PMID:24555701

2014-01-01

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The Impact of Job Characteristics on Social and Human Service Workers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary The work environment characteristics of job stress, job variety, job autonomy, and supervision are theorized to affect the job satisfaction and organizational commitment of social and human service workers. Most research to date has focused upon the impact of these variables on job satisfaction, with little attention being paid to organizational commitment. To determine the effects these characteristics have

Reva I. Allen; Eric G. Lambert; Sudershan Pasupuleti; Terry Cluse-Tolar; Lois A. Ventura

2004-01-01

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Jordanian nurses' job satisfaction and intent to stay: comparing teaching and non-teaching hospitals.  

PubMed

The aims of this study were to identify variables of Jordanian nurses' job satisfaction and intent to stay, compare the phenomena of interest in teaching and non-teaching hospitals, and correlate the two concepts of nurses' job satisfaction and intent to stay. A convenience sample of 433 nurses was obtained from three teaching hospitals and two non-teaching hospitals. Nurses were "neither satisfied nor dissatisfied" and were "neutral" in reporting their intent to stay at their current jobs. Nurses who were working in non-teaching hospitals reported higher job satisfaction and intent to stay rates than those working in teaching hospitals. Nurses' job satisfaction and intent to stay were at the borderlines, which require the immediate attention of nursing and hospital administrators. Nurses' job satisfaction and intent to stay, particularly in teaching hospitals, have to be promoted; thus, interventions have to be effectively initiated and maintained at the unit and organizational levels. PMID:17540315

Mrayyan, Majd T

2007-01-01

209

Job and life satisfaction of nonstandard workers in South Korea.  

PubMed

Since the South Korean financial crisis of the late 1990s, the number of nonstandard workers in South Korea has increased rapidly. With such a drastic change, it has been difficult to establish national welfare systems (e.g., accident insurance or support for families with dependent children) for nonstandard workers and identify critical aspects of their health. To evaluate job and life satisfaction among nonstandard workers, this study used a representative sample of South Koreans. Using data from the 2008 Korean Labor and Income Panel Study, the sample size totaled 4,340 observations, of which 1,344 (31.0%) involved nonstandard workers. Significant differences in job and life satisfaction between nonstandard workers and standard workers were found. The results also indicate discrimination in the welfare and fringe benefit systems in South Korea. Occupational health nurses must address the physical and psychological health issues, personal problems, and everyday life concerns of nonstandard workers. Given that the employment status of nonstandard workers in companies is generally unstable, it is difficult for these workers to report poor working conditions to employers or other authorities. Accordingly, occupational health nurses should advocate for nonstandard workers by notifying employers of the many problems they face. PMID:23930659

Lee, Bokim

2013-08-01

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Perceived leadership in swimming: leadership styles of NCAA swim coaches and its relationships with athlete satisfaction, turnover intention, and commitment.  

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??This study examined the relationship between coaching leadership styles and swimmers’ satisfaction, turnover intention, and commitment in NCAA swimming. Dividing leadership into five dimensions (training… (more)

Rodriguez, Fernando Martinelli

2009-01-01

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Perceived leadership in swimming: leadership styles of NCAA swim coaches and its relationships with athlete satisfaction, turnover intention, and commitment.  

E-print Network

??This study examined the relationship between coaching leadership styles and swimmers??? satisfaction, turnover intention, and commitment in NCAA swimming. Dividing leadership into five dimensions (training… (more)

Rodriguez, Fernando Martinelli

2009-01-01

212

Job satisfaction amongst Nigerian ophthalmologists: an exploratory study  

PubMed Central

Aim This study aimed to assess job satisfaction amongst Nigerian ophthalmologists. Methods The study was conducted during the annual congress of the Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria in September 2008. One hundred and ten ophthalmologists were selected by simple random sampling and asked to complete a structured questionnaire. Results The response rate was 73%. The resulting sample comprised of 48 consultants (60%), four diplomates (5%), and 28 residents (35%). Most respondents 62 (78.5%) were satisfied with their job as ophthalmologists and 17 (21.5%) were not satisfied. Only 12 (15.4%) were satisfied with their remuneration and 42 (53.2%) were satisfied with their skill. Most respondents (75.6%) expressed readiness to pursue a career in ophthalmology if they were to make a choice again. Conclusion Most respondents were satisfied with their job, but only minorities were satisfied with their remuneration. Therefore, there is a need to address the issue of enhancement of remuneration for ophthalmologists in Nigeria. PMID:21483551

Omolase, Charles O.; Seidu, Mukaila A.; Omolase, Bukola O.; Agborubere, Dantonjo E.

2010-01-01

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The Effects of Faculty Demographic Characteristics and Disciplinary Context on Dimensions of Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study applies Kalleberg's framework to better understand the effects of diverse demographic faculty characteristics on dimensions of job satisfaction. We also extend his work and the work of others to explore the contextual effects of academic disciplines on faculty job satisfaction. We find that women are consistently less satisfied than…

Seifert, Tricia A.; Umbach, Paul D.

2008-01-01

214

Dispositional effects on job and life satisfaction: The role of core evaluations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Past research has suggested that dispositional sources of job satisfaction can be traced to measures of affective temperament. The present research focused on another concept, core self-evaluations, which were hypothesized to comprise self-esteem, generalized self- efficacy, locus of control, and nonneuroticism. A model hypothesized that core self- evaluations would have direct effects on job and life satisfaction. It also was

Timothy A. Judge; Edwin A. Locke; Cathy C. Durham; Avraham N. Kluger

1998-01-01

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Types of Workplace Social Support in the Prediction of Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research on social support and job satisfaction has yielded mixed results, partly because studies have rarely examined different types of workplace social support, such as collegial support, task support, coaching, and career mentoring. This study identified the relative contributions of different types of social support to job satisfaction and…

Harris, J. Irene; Winskowski, Ann Marie; Engdahl, Brian E.

2007-01-01

216

Increasing Job Satisfaction. Symposium 22. [Concurrent Symposium Session at AHRD Annual Conference, 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains three papers from a symposium on increasing job satisfaction that was conducted as part of a conference on human resource development (HRD). "A Systematic Model of Job Design by Examining the Organizational Factors Affecting Satisfaction" (Zhichao Cheng, Danyang Yang, Fenglou Liu) reports on a project in which multiple…

2000

217

When promoting positive feelings pays: Aggregate job satisfaction, work design features, and innovation in manufacturing organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the relationship between aggregate job satisfaction and organizational innovation. In a sample of manufacturing companies, data were gathered from 3717 employees in 28 UK manufacturing organizations about their job satisfaction and aggregated to the organizational level. Data on innovation in technology\\/processes were gathered from multiple respondents in the same organizations 24 months later. The results revealed that

Helen J. Shipton; Michael A. West; Carole L. Parkes; Jeremy F. Dawson; Malcolm G. Patterson

2006-01-01

218

The effect of age on the job satisfaction of construction workers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the perceived age differences in job satisfaction of construction workers in South Africa, and how these differences affect job overall satisfaction of young and old workers on construction sites in South Africa. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The empirical study involved construction workers at operational levels comprising younger (age<40 years) and older (age>40

Nicholas Chileshe; Theodore C. Haupt

2010-01-01

219

Job Satisfaction: The Comparison between School-Leavers and College Graduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to address the gaps in the literature and compare the job satisfaction between school leavers and college graduates. Specifically, the proposed study sought to expand the existing, yet limited research exploring job satisfaction between school-leavers and college graduates. In this study, the comparison includes these…

Kamarulzaman, Wirawani; Nordin, Mohamad Sahari

2012-01-01

220

The Structure of Secondary School Teacher Job Satisfaction and Its Relationship with Attrition and Work Enthusiasm  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study used the results of a questionnaire survey of 230 secondary school teachers to analyze the factors constituting job satisfaction and its effects on teacher attrition and work enthusiasm. The results show that (a) the structure of secondary school teacher job satisfaction is made up of ten components and is consistent with the model put…

Weiqi, Chen

2007-01-01

221

Sources of job satisfaction among police officers: A test of demographic and work environment models  

Microsoft Academic Search

Knowledge about police officers' job satisfaction to date has been limited to empirical inquiry based on individual officers' educational level, ethnicity, gender, and rank\\/years of service. This study explores the effect of the agency work environment on officers' job satisfaction in addition to the usual demographic variables. Until now, the police work environment primarily has been viewed in a pejorative

Jihong Zhao; Quint Thurman; Ni He

1999-01-01

222

Job Satisfaction among Secondary School Teachers: The Role of Gender and Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper investigates the association between individual characteristics and teacher job satisfaction in secondary education in Cyprus. It focuses on two individual characteristics commonly linked to job satisfaction in the literature, namely, gender and years of experience. A short version of a questionnaire previously employed by Dinham and…

Menon, Maria Eliophotou; Athanasoula-Reppa, Anastasia

2011-01-01

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Association between Continuing Education and Job Satisfaction of Nurses Employed in Long-Term Care Facilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Continuing-education participation and job satisfaction of 85 licensed practical nurses and 25 registered nurses in long-term care were compared. There were no differences between full- and part-time staff. Nurses with higher family incomes participated more frequently. Registered nurses participated more and had greater job satisfaction. (SK)

Robertson, Ethel M.; Higgins, Leslie; Rozmus, Cathy; Robinson, James P.

1999-01-01

224

Determinants of staff job satisfaction of caregivers in two nursing homes in Pennsylvania  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Job satisfaction is important for nursing home staff and nursing home management, as it is associated with absenteeism, turnover, and quality of care. However, we know little about factors associated with job satisfaction and dissatisfaction for nursing home workers. METHODS: In this investigation, we use data from 251 caregivers (i.e., Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Nurse Aides) to

Nicholas G Castle; Howard Degenholtz; Jules Rosen

2006-01-01

225

The Influence of Achievement before, during and after Medical School on Physician Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this longitudinal study, we investigated the relationship between physicians' prior achievements (before, during and after medical school) and job satisfaction, and tested the two lines of reasoning that prior achievements influence job satisfaction positively or negatively, respectively. The participants were graduates who started their…

Schmit Jongbloed, Lodewijk J.; Schönrock-Adema, Johanna; Borleffs, Jan C. C.; Stewart, Roy E.; Cohen-Schotanus, Janke

2014-01-01

226

Institutional Stratification and the Postcollege Labor Market: Comparing Job Satisfaction and Prestige across Generations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Employing NCES databases, we investigate how college selectivity influences job satisfaction and prestige from the 1970s to the 1990s and across different racial categories. We find that the effect of college selectivity has essentially disappeared over time and that minority students are particularly disadvantaged with respect to job satisfaction.

Kim, Jeongeun; Kim, Jiyun; Jaquette, Ozan; Bastedo, Michael N.

2014-01-01

227

Role Ambiguity, Role Conflict and Job Satisfaction among Physical Education Teachers in Greece  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines role conflict, role ambiguity, and job satisfaction among Greek physical education teachers, and the extent to which role conflict and role ambiguity predict job satisfaction. All members of the sample of 61 physical education teachers were employed in Greek "Sport for all" programs. The standard multiple regression analysis…

Koustelios, Athanasios; Theodorakis, Nicholas; Goulimaris, Dimitris

2004-01-01

228

Job Satisfaction of Faculty and Staff at the College of Eastern Utah.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Faculty and staff at the College of Eastern Utah were surveyed in order to ascertain the level of job satisfaction of the college's personnel. Over 90% of the faculty completed a 94-item job satisfaction questionnaire which was based on Herzberg's Motivation-Hygiene theory of motivation. College staff completed a slightly modified form of the…

Seegmiller, Jesse F.

229

Associations between Dopamine and Serotonin Genes and Job Satisfaction: Preliminary Evidence from the Add Health Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Previous behavioral genetic studies have found that job satisfaction is partially heritable. We went a step further to examine particular genetic markers that may be associated with job satisfaction. Using an oversample from the National Adolescent Longitudinal Study (Add Health Study), we found 2 genetic markers, dopamine receptor gene DRD4 VNTR…

Song, Zhaoli; Li, Wendong; Arvey, Richard D.

2011-01-01

230

The Relationship between Job Satisfaction and Psychiatric Health Symptoms for Air Traffic Controllers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Collected data from 416 experienced air traffic controllers to examine the hypothesized positive relationship between job satisfaction and psychiatric symptomatology. Job satisfaction was measured with self-report instruments while psychiatric symptomatology was assessed via a standardized diagnostic interview. Results provide strong support for…

Kavanagh, Michael J.; And Others

1981-01-01

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Analysis of Job Satisfaction of University Professors from Nine Chinese Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research on work life and job satisfaction of university professors is becoming an important research issue in the field of higher education. This study used questionnaires administered to 1 770 teachers from different levels, types, and academic fields of Chinese universities to investigate job satisfaction among university professors and the…

Du, Ping; Lai, Manhong; Lo, Leslie N. K.

2010-01-01

232

Higher Education Academics' Satisfaction with Their Terms and Conditions of Service and Their Job Satisfaction: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article originates from a research conducted at a Historically Disadvantaged Institution (HDI) in South Africa. Academics (those who teach) at higher education institutions (HEIs) are usually highly qualified personnel. Their satisfaction with the terms and conditions of service and the job satisfaction they derive from and through their work…

Mammen, K. J.

2006-01-01

233

Four-factor justice and daily job satisfaction: a multilevel investigation.  

PubMed

This study examined the differential effects of 4 types of organizational justice on daily job satisfaction at between- and within-individual levels. Specifically, the authors predicted that interpersonal justice and informational justice would exhibit meaningful daily variations and would have direct impacts on individuals' job satisfaction on a daily basis. They further theorized that distributive justice and procedural justice at a between-person level would moderate the within-person relationships. The authors used hierarchical linear modeling to test their hypotheses with a sample of 231 full-time employees in Hong Kong over the course of 25 working days. The results showed that both daily interpersonal and informational justice were positively related to daily job satisfaction. As hypothesized, between-individual distributive justice moderated the relationship between daily interpersonal justice and daily job satisfaction, and between-individual procedural justice moderated the relationship between daily informational justice and daily job satisfaction. PMID:19450012

Loi, Raymond; Yang, Jixia; Diefendorff, James M

2009-05-01

234

Job satisfaction amongst nurses in an interim secure forensic unit in Wales  

Microsoft Academic Search

All grades of nursing staff in a recently established interim secure forensic unit completed the Index of Work Satisfaction (IWS; n = 40). High levels of job satisfaction were achieved on four of the IWS subscales: (i) professional status; (ii) interaction; (iii) doctor-nurse relationship; and (iv) autonomy. Moderate levels of satisfaction were found on two of the subscales, task requirements

Philip Burnard; Paul Morrison; Ceri Phillips

1999-01-01

235

Satisfaction with Job and Income among Older Individuals across European Countries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using data on individuals of age 50 and older from 11 European countries, we analyze two economic aspects of subjective well-being of older Europeans: satisfaction with household income, and job satisfaction. Both have been shown to contribute substantially to overall well-being (satisfaction with life or happiness). We use anchoring vignettes to…

Bonsang, Eric; van Soest, Arthur

2012-01-01

236

The influence of goals, commitment, self-efficacy and self-satisfaction on motor performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study examined how goals combine with other factors in determining performance in a sport setting. More specifically, the effects of goal setting, commitment, self-efficacy, trait-efficacy, ability, and self-satisfaction on tennis performance were examined. Subjects (N?48) performed four trials of a specific service task. Before the third and fourth trials subjects set personal goals. The psychological variables, self-efficacy, self-satisfaction and

Yannis Theodorakis

1996-01-01

237

Factors associated with job satisfaction among Chinese community health workers: a cross-sectional study  

PubMed Central

Background With the medical reform, the function of community health centres emerged to be more important recently in China. However, the health service capabilities were tremendously different between metropolitan cities and small cities. This study aims to clarify the level of job satisfaction of Chinese community health workers between a metropolitan (Shenyang) and a small city (Benxi) in Liaoning province and explore its associated factors. Methods A cross-sectional survey was conducted from December 2009 to February 2010. A multi-stage sample was used and a total of 2,100 Chinese community health workers from the two cities completed self-administered questionnaire pertaining to job satisfaction indicated by Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ), demographic characteristic and working situations, stress and job burnout. The effective response rate was 80.7%. Hierarchical regression analysis was performed to explore the related factors. All data analyses for the two cities were performed separately. Results The averages of overall job satisfaction score of Chinese community health workers were 67.17 in Shenyang and 69.95 in Benxi. Intrinsic job satisfaction and extrinsic job satisfaction among Chinese community health workers were significantly different between Shenyang and Benxi (p < 0.05). In Shenyang, hierarchical regression analysis showed that the fourth model explained 36%, 32% of the variance of intrinsic and extrinsic job satisfactions, respectively. In Benxi, the fourth model explained 48%, 52% of the variance of intrinsic and extrinsic job satisfactions, respectively. Three significant predictors of intrinsic and extrinsic job satisfactions for the two cities were the two dimensions (social support and decision latitude) of stress and cynicism of burnout. Conclusion From this study, the job satisfaction among Chinese community health workers in the two cities enjoyed a moderate level of job satisfactions, which represented they are not fully satisfied with their jobs. Community health workers in Shenyang had lower job satisfaction as compared to those in Benxi. This study strengthened the evidence that stress and burnout were important predictors of intrinsic and extrinsic job satisfactions. PMID:22111511

2011-01-01

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Job satisfaction of nurse teachers: a literature review. Part I: Measurement, levels and components.  

PubMed

Job satisfaction among nurses is of concern throughout the world but the satisfaction of nurse teachers has received less attention and no review of global research on the topic has been published. A comprehensive literature review (1976-2007) was undertaken from an international perspective (n=26 papers and 4 doctoral abstracts) to examine the state of knowledge about nurse teachers' job satisfaction over time. Coverage over the last 30 years was selected to examine if the level and contributing factors to nurse teachers' job satisfaction have changed during a time which has seen considerable developments and reorganization of nurse education as well as the role of nurse teachers. The purpose of this Part I paper is to: (i) review the different measurements of job satisfaction, (ii) report the job satisfaction levels of nurse teachers and, (iii) identify the components of job satisfaction of nurse teachers. This paper provides the foundation for the Part II paper which reviews the literature regarding the effects and related factors of nurse teachers' job satisfaction. PMID:19111372

Gui, Li; Barriball, K Louise; While, Alison E

2009-07-01

239

Police Officer Job Satisfaction in Relation to Mood, Well-Being, and Alcohol Consumption  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors examined job satisfaction, job stress, and thoughts of quitting in relation to positive and negative affect, life satisfaction, self-esteem, and alcohol consumption among police officers. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses revealed that 2 dimensions, positive affect and negative affect, provided a clear family-tree organizational framework for representing the otherwise confusing pattern of associations between job and well-being variables.

Andrea Kohan; Brian P. Oconnor

2002-01-01

240

Drivers of job satisfaction as related to work performance in Macao casino hotels : An investigation based on employee survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper sets out to examine the relationship between work performance and job satisfaction in Macao's casino hotels and to attempt to determine how job satisfaction may be enhanced to improve work performance. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A survey was conducted among Macao casino hotels' employees to collect data on work performance and job satisfaction. Coefficients of correlations were computed

Zheng Gu; Ricardo Chi Sen Siu

2009-01-01

241

Job Satisfaction: I/O Psychology and Organizational Behavior Management Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Perspectives on job satisfaction and its relations with job performance among members of the Industrial/Organizational Psychology (IOP) and Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) cultures are identified and compared. Comparisons include vantage points of each culture on the roles of theory and data regarding the definitions of behavior, job

Mawhinney, Thomas C.

2011-01-01

242

Principals' Efforts To Empower Teachers: Effects on Teacher Motivation and Job Satisfaction and Stress.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Finds a significant relationship between empowering behaviors of principals and teacher motivation (the higher the principal's score, the higher teachers' overall motivation score); but finds no relationship between principal empowering behaviors and either teacher job satisfaction or job stress, although teacher motivation was related to both job

Davis, Joan; Wilson, Sandra M.

2000-01-01

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Gender Differences in Job Satisfaction, Satisfaction with Society and Satisfaction from their Salary in Greek Civil Servants who are working under conditions of Labour—Intensive  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The objective of this study is to determine empirically the existence of differences in three dimensions of satisfaction in Greek civil servants' gender, when they work under conditions of stress and tension. The three dimensions of satisfaction selected to be considered were job satisfaction, satisfaction with society and satisfaction from their salary. For this a two parts questionnaire was used. The first part included, besides sex and socially demographic characteristics of employees and the second part consisted of the above aspects of satisfaction. Used a sample of 290 employees and a factor analysis was conducted on the results of the questionnaire. The central question of this paper was whether the strength of the force of better wage, compared with the average civil servant, affects a different way to meet women and men's satisfaction who work under working conditions—intensity. The main finding of this study was the existence differences between women and men in the dimension of satisfaction from the salary.

Antonakas, Nikolaos; Mironaki, Amalia

2009-08-01

244

Employees' goal orientations, the quality of leader-member exchange, and the outcomes of job performance and job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

As hypothesized, data from 170 employees of a Dutch firm showed that the quality of leader-member exchange mediated positive relationships between a mastery orienta- tion and leader-rated in-role job performance, leader-rated innovative job perfor- mance, and job satisfaction. In contrast, a performance orientation was negatively related or unrelated to those outcomes. These findings suggest that employees with stronger mastery orientations

ONNE JANSSEN; N. W. van Yperen

2004-01-01

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Police officer job satisfaction in relation to mood,well-being, and alcohol consumption.  

PubMed

The authors examined job satisfaction, job stress, and thoughts of quitting in relation to positive and negative affect, life satisfaction, self-esteem, and alcohol consumption among police officers. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses revealed that 2 dimensions, positive affect and negative affect, provided a clear family-tree organizational framework for representing the otherwise confusing pattern of associations between job and well-being variables. Job satisfaction was primarily associated with positive affect, life satisfaction, and self-esteem; job stress was primarily associated with negative affect and alcohol consumption; thoughts of quitting had moderate loadings on both factors. The 2-dimensional framework may prove useful as a guide in reviewing research in this field and in selecting constructs and measures for inclusion in future research. PMID:12206279

Kohan, Andrea; O'Connor, Brian P

2002-05-01

246

Effects of Career Development on the Organizational Commitment and Life Satisfaction of Women Student Affairs Administrators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surveys women student affairs administrators to examine relationships between career development, organizational commitment, and life satisfaction. Analyzes the effects of age, position title, educational attainment, years employed in higher education, and years in current position. Results indicate a significant relationship between career…

Blackhurst, Anne E.; Brandt, Joanne E.; Kalinowski, Jon

1998-01-01

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The Effect of Congruence of Leadership Behaviors on Motivation, Commitment, and Satisfaction of College Tennis Players  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of congruence of leadership behaviors on motivation, commitment, and satisfaction of college tennis players. Respondents (n = 245) included collegiate tennis players from all NCAA division levels (I, II, and III). The athletes were asked to complete a demographic questionnaire, the preferred and perceived versions of the Revised Leadership Scale

Damon Patrick Sermons Andrew

2004-01-01

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The Relationship between Social Capital in Hospitals and Physician Job Satisfaction  

PubMed Central

Background Job satisfaction in the hospital is an important predictor for many significant management ratios. Acceptance in professional life or high workload are known as important predictors for job satisfaction. The influence of social capital in hospitals on job satisfaction within the health care system, however, remains to be determined. Thus, this article aimed at analysing the relationship between overall job satisfaction of physicians and social capital in hospitals. Methods The results of this study are based upon questionnaires sent by mail to 454 physicians working in the field of patient care in 4 different German hospitals in 2002. 277 clinicians responded to the poll, for a response rate of 61%. Analysis was performed using three linear regression models with physician overall job satisfaction as the dependent variable and age, gender, professional experience, workload, and social capital as independent variables. Results The first regression model explained nearly 9% of the variance of job satisfaction. Whereas job satisfaction increased slightly with age, gender and professional experience were not identified as significant factors to explain the variance. Setting up a second model with the addition of subjectively-perceived workload to the analysis, the explained variance increased to 18% and job satisfaction decreased significantly with increasing workload. The third model including social capital in hospital explained 36% of the variance with social capital, professional experience and workload as significant factors. Conclusion This analysis demonstrated that the social capital of an organisation, in addition to professional experience and workload, represents a significant predictor of overall job satisfaction of physicians working in the field of patient care. Trust, mutual understanding, shared aims, and ethical values are qualities of social capital that unify members of social networks and communities and enable them to act cooperatively. PMID:19445692

Ommen, Oliver; Driller, Elke; Köhler, Thorsten; Kowalski, Christoph; Ernstmann, Nicole; Neumann, Melanie; Steffen, Petra; Pfaff, Holger

2009-01-01

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Work-Life Spillover and Job Satisfaction of Married/partnered Faculty Members  

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Two hierarchical regression analyses were conducted to analyze questionnaire data gathered from married or partnered, tenured and tenure-track faculty at a research university to identify personal, institutional, and nonwork factors that explain perceptions about work-life spillover and, secondly, the relationship of spillover, personal, institutional, and nonwork factors to overall job satisfaction. A combination of personal and environmental climate variables explained 48% of the variance in work-life spillover and 60% of the variance in job satisfaction. A direct, positive relationship was found between work-life spillover and job satisfaction. Findings challenge conceptions of work-life spillover as a negative dimension of faculty life.

Creamer, Elizabeth G.; Amelink, Catherine T.

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Reducing Workplace Barriers to Enhance Job Satisfaction: An Important Post-Employment Service for Employees with Chronic Illnesses.  

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A study of 41 employed people with chronic illness found that job satisfaction was related to accessibility, performance of essential functions, and job mastery. Reduction of workplace barriers to productivity through job accommodation and career counseling is needed. (SK)

Roessler, Richard T.; Rumrill, Phillip D., Jr.

1998-01-01

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Predictors of job satisfaction among Academic Faculty: Do instructional and clinical faculty differ?  

PubMed Central

Objectives To identify and compare predictors of job satisfaction between the instructional and clinical faculty tracks. Method A 61-item faculty job satisfaction survey was distributed to 1,898 academic faculty at the University of Michigan Medical School. The anonymous survey was web-based. Questions covered topics on departmental organization, research, clinical and teaching support, compensation, mentorship, and promotion. Levels of satisfaction were contrasted between the two tracks, and predictors of job satisfaction were identified using linear regression models. Results The response rates for the instructional and clinical tracks were 43.1% and 41.3%, respectively. Clinical faculty reported being less satisfied with how they are mentored, and fewer reported understanding the process for promotion. There was no significant difference in overall job satisfaction between faculty tracks. Surprisingly, clinical faculty with mentors were significantly less satisfied with how they were being mentored, with career advancement and overall job satisfaction, compared to instructional faculty mentees. Additionally, senior-level clinical faculty were significantly less satisfied with their opportunities to mentor junior faculty compared to senior-level instructional faculty. Significant predictors of job satisfaction for both tracks included areas of autonomy, meeting career expectations, work-life balance, and departmental leadership. Unique to the clinical track, compensation and career advancement variables also emerged as significant predictors. Conclusion Greater effort must be placed in the continued attention to faculty well-being both at the institutional level and at the level of departmental leadership. Success in enhancing job satisfaction is more likely if directed by locally designed assessments involving department chairs, specifically in fostering more effective mentoring relationships focused on making available career advancement activities such as research activities. Our findings show this strategy to significantly impact the job satisfaction and retention of clinical track faculty members. PMID:20880368

Chung, Kevin C.; Song, Jae W.; Kim, H. Myra; Woolliscroft, James O.; Quint, Elisabeth H.; Lukacs, Nicholas W.; Gyetko, Margaret R.

2010-01-01

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Factors Affecting Job Satisfaction and Their Correlation with Educational Standards among Dental Assistants  

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A disparity exists in the educational qualifications of dental assistants working in various public and private institutions in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of professional and personal characteristics on job satisfaction among dental assistants. A cross-sectional survey was performed among dental assistants using a 24-item self-administered questionnaire. Multinomial logistic regression was used to assess the relationship between overall job satisfaction and other variables. The overall response rate was 72.1%. Factor analysis suggested that five underlying factors were related to job satisfaction. The mean score for overall job satisfaction was 3.86 (satisfied) out of 5. Among the work environment factors, the highest mean score, 4.26 (satisfied), was obtained for quality of service, and the lowest mean score, 2.78 (neutral), was obtained for the perception of income. The income and general prospects of the profession was significantly associated with overall job satisfaction. This study suggests that for dental assistants, professional and personal life, quality of service, perception of income and prestige and self-respect are important factors for job satisfaction. Despite differences in professional formation standards, in general, the study participants were considerably satisfied with their jobs. PMID:24747371

JAZAIRY, Yousra H. AL; HALAWANY, Hassan Suliman; HUSSAINAN, Nawaf AL; MAFLEHI, Nassr AL; ABRAHAM, Nimmi Biju; JACOB, Vimal

2014-01-01

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Effects of Personal and Work-Related Attributes on the Organizational Commitment and Life Satisfaction of Women Student Affairs Administrators.  

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Investigates the extent to which the organizational commitment and life satisfaction of upper-level women student-affairs administrators (N=140) are influenced by personal and work-related attributes. Findings highlight the relationship between role ambiguity and organizational commitment. Implications for improving women's commitment and…

Blackhurst, Anne; Brandt, Joanne; Kalinowski, Jon

1998-01-01

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Evaluation of Emotional Intelligence and Job Satisfaction in Employees of Kashan Hospitals  

PubMed Central

Background: Job satisfaction and emotional intelligence are two important variables in organizational behavioral studies, and are key factors in promoting the efficiency of organizations. Objectives: The present study was conducted in order to determine the job satisfaction and emotional intelligence of employees of Kashan hospitals in 2011. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 121 employees of Kashan hospitals who were selected using random stratified method. In this study, Bar-on emotional intelligence and job satisfaction questionnaires were used. The data were analyzed using statistical methods such as odds ratio, Chi-square and Fisher's exact test. Results: The majority of employees (76%) had moderate emotional intelligence while 88.2% of them had moderate job satisfaction. In this study, there were no significant relations between emotional intelligence and variables such as sex, education, and marital and job status (P > 0.05) but significant relations were found between the age and emotional intelligence (P = 0.01). Furthermore, there was no significant relation between job satisfaction and demographic variables. Moreover, no significant relation was found between the emotional intelligence and job satisfaction (P > 0.05). Conclusions: As the majority of the staff had average level of job satisfaction and emotional intelligence and others were lower than average, it seems necessary for authorities to explore the reasons for job dissatisfaction to prevent job burnout, depression and developing a sense of helplessness in the staff. It is also recommended to hold educational workshops for the staff especially who are younger than 40 years to promote their emotional intelligence.

Ghoreishi, Fatemeh Sadat; Zahirrodine, Ali Reza; Assarian, Fatemeh; Moosavi, Seyed Gholam Abbas; Zare Zadeh Mehrizi, Maryam

2014-01-01

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Psychometric properties of the "sport satisfaction instrument (SSI)" in female athletes: predictive model of sport commitment.  

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The objective of this research was to assess the psychometric properties of the Sport Satisfaction Instrument (SSI) in a Spanish sample of female athletes in team sports federations, to decide whether it constitutes a valid and reliable instrument to be used in the context of female competitive sport in future research. The SSI was administered to a total of 615 athletes from 12 to 38 yr. of age. Confirmatory procedures and psychometric analysis supported the hypothesized theoretical model of two factors (Satisfaction/fun and Boredom). For female athletes, the 7-item model showed better goodness-of-fit indexes upon eliminating Item 2 from the Boredom subscale. Concurrent validity was explored through the correlations with the Perception of Success Questionnaire and Sport Commitment, obtaining positive correlations between Satisfaction/fun and Task Orientation and Sport Commitment, whereas Boredom correlated positively but less closely with Ego Orientation. The importance of Satisfaction/fun in the prediction of Sport Commitment, starting from task orientation, is emphasized. PMID:25153956

Granero-Gallegos, A; Baena-Extremera, A; Gómez-López, M; Abraldes, J A

2014-08-01

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An investigation of the role of job satisfaction in employees' organizational citizenship behavior.  

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Job satisfaction, as an integral part of organizational environment, can affect organizational citizenship behavior. Therefore, the present paper aimed at determination of the relationship between these two factors among the employees to provide an appropriate model. The population of this study consisted of all employees of Golestan Province industry, mine and trade organization (Iran), the number of whom is 154, out of which, 120 employees were selected as a sample by the simple random sampling method. For collecting the data, two questionnaires of job satisfaction and organizational citizenship behavior were applied, and the obtained data was analyzed using the statistical methods of Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, Spearman's correlation, Pearson's correlation coefficient, Regression analysis, F-test and T-test. From the results, it was found that the variable of job satisfaction had a significant positive relationship with organizational citizenship behavior and one unit increase in organizational citizenship behavior is resulted from 0.622 unit increase in job satisfaction. PMID:25144970

Talachi, Rahil Kazemi; Gorji, Mohammad Bagher; Boerhannoeddin, Ali Bin

2014-06-01

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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEACHER JOB SATISFACTION AND TEAMING STRUCTURE AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL  

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This study compared the perceptions of middle school teachers regarding the characteristics of teams in theirs school and their job satisfaction levels. The study used two instruments to collect data. The Team Excellence Feedback for Development...

Oliver, Randy Eugene

2008-02-01

258

Person\\/organization job-fitting and affective commitment to the organization : Perspectives from the UAE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to examine the mediation effect of the psychological contract (PC) on the relationship between person–organization (P-O) fit, person–job (P-J) fit and affective commitment to the organization (organizational affective commitment or OAC). Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The empirical data for the study were collected using self-administered questionnaires with 960 participants from 16 large companies in

Mohamed H. Behery

2009-01-01

259

An improved constraint satisfaction adaptive neural network for job-shop scheduling  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an improved constraint satisfaction adaptive neural network for job-shop scheduling problems. The neural\\u000a network is constructed based on the constraint conditions of a job-shop scheduling problem. Its structure and neuron connections\\u000a can change adaptively according to the real-time constraint satisfaction situations that arise during the solving process.\\u000a Several heuristics are also integrated within the neural network to

Shengxiang Yang; Dingwei Wang; Tianyou Chai; Graham Kendall

2010-01-01

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The influence of achievement before, during and after medical school on physician job satisfaction.  

PubMed

In this longitudinal study, we investigated the relationship between physicians' prior achievements (before, during and after medical school) and job satisfaction, and tested the two lines of reasoning that prior achievements influence job satisfaction positively or negatively, respectively. The participants were graduates who started their medical training in 1982 (n = 147), 1983 (n = 154), 1992 (n = 143) and 1993 (n = 153). We operationalised job satisfaction as satisfaction (on a 10-point scale) with 13 cognitive, affective and instrumental aspects of the participants' jobs. The measures of achievement before, during and after medical school included pre-university grade point average, study progress and a residency position in the specialty of first choice, respectively. We included the effect of curriculum type (problem-based learning versus traditional), gender and years of experience as moderator variables. Higher achievers before and during medical school were more satisfied about their income (? = .152, p < .01 and ? = .149, p < .05), but less satisfied with their opportunities for personal development (? = -.159, p < .05). High achievers after medical school were more satisfied with professional accomplishments (? = .095, p < .05), with appreciation from support personnel (? = .154, p < .01) and from patients (? = .120, p < .05). Effect sizes were small. Prior achievements influenced job satisfaction. The direction of the influences depended on the job satisfaction aspect in question, which indicates that it is important to distinguish between aspects of job satisfaction. To optimize job satisfaction of high achievers, it is important for graduates to obtain their preferred specialty. Furthermore, it is vital to provide them with enough opportunities for further development. PMID:24464365

Schmit Jongbloed, Lodewijk J; Schönrock-Adema, Johanna; Borleffs, Jan C C; Stewart, Roy E; Cohen-Schotanus, Janke

2014-10-01

261

The effects of temperature, clothing and task on job performance and worker satisfaction  

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THE EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE, CLOTHING AND TASK ON JOB PERFORMANCE ANO NORKER SATISFACTION A Thesis by STEPHEN CHRISTOPHER VICKROY Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1980 Majon Subject: Psychology THE EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE, CLOTHING AND TASK ON JOB PERFORMANCE AND WORKER SATISFACTION A Thesis by STEPHEN CHRISTOPHER VICKROY Approved as to sty1e and content: Chairman...

Vickroy, Stephen Christopher

2012-06-07

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Emotional intelligence, emotional labor, and job satisfaction among physicians in Greece  

PubMed Central

Background There is increasing evidence that psychological constructs, such as emotional intelligence and emotional labor, play an important role in various organizational outcomes in service sector. Recently, in the “emotionally charged” healthcare field, emotional intelligence and emotional labor have both emerged as research tools, rather than just as theoretical concepts, influencing various organizational parameters including job satisfaction. The present study aimed at investigating the relationships, direct and/or indirect, between emotional intelligence, the surface acting component of emotional labor, and job satisfaction in medical staff working in tertiary healthcare. Methods Data were collected from 130 physicians in Greece, who completed a series of self-report questionnaires including: a) the Wong Law Emotional Intelligence Scale, which assessed the four dimensions of emotional intelligence, i.e. Self-Emotion Appraisal, Others’ Emotion Appraisal, Use of Emotion, and Regulation of Emotion, b) the General Index of Job Satisfaction, and c) the Dutch Questionnaire on Emotional Labor (surface acting component). Results Emotional intelligence (Use of Emotion dimension) was significantly and positively correlated with job satisfaction (r=.42, p<.001), whereas a significant negative correlation between surface acting and job satisfaction was observed (r=?.39, p<.001). Furthermore, Self-Emotion Appraisal was negatively correlated with surface acting (r=?.20, p<.01). Self-Emotion Appraisal was found to influence job satisfaction both directly and indirectly through surface acting, while this indirect effect was moderated by gender. Apart from its mediating role, surface acting was also a moderator of the emotional intelligence-job satisfaction relationship. Hierarchical multiple regression analysis revealed that surface acting could predict job satisfaction over and above emotional intelligence dimensions. Conclusions The results of the present study may contribute to the better understanding of emotion-related parameters that affect the work process with a view to increasing the quality of service in the health sector. PMID:23244390

2012-01-01

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The Contribution of Job and Partner Satisfaction to the Homeostatic Defense of Subjective Wellbeing  

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Two studies investigate subjective wellbeing (SWB) homeostasis. The first investigates the contribution of job satisfaction (JS) and partner satisfaction (PS) to the homeostatic defense of SWB. The extant model of homeostasis does not include either variable. The second study investigates the relationship between Homeostatically Protected Mood…

Lai, Lufanna C. H.; Cummins, Robert A.

2013-01-01

264

Keeping Teachers Happy: Job Satisfaction among Primary School Teachers in Rural Northwest China  

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Through a study of teacher job satisfaction in impoverished rural areas in northwest China, the authors examine the factors leading to satisfaction among teachers serving poor rural communities. A survey of rural primary school teachers, principals, and village leaders conducted in the year 2000 in Gansu is analyzed. In this article, the authors…

Sargent, Tanja; Hannum, Emily

2005-01-01

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The Relationship between Pay and Job Satisfaction: A Meta-Analysis of the Literature  

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Whereas the motivational aspects of pay are well-documented, the notion that high pay leads to high levels of satisfaction is not without debate. The current study used meta-analysis to estimate the population correlation between pay level and measures of pay and job satisfaction. Cumulating across 115 correlations from 92 independent samples,…

Judge, Timothy A.; Piccolo, Ronald F.; Podsakoff, Nathan P.; Shaw, John C.; Rich, Bruce L.

2010-01-01

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The Impact of Psychological Capital on Job Burnout of Chinese Nurses: The Mediator Role of Organizational Commitment  

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Background Nursing has a high risk of job burnout, but only a few studies have explored its influencing factors from an organizational perspective. Objective The present study explores the impact of psychological capital on job burnout by investigating the mediating effect of organizational commitment on this relationship. Methods A total of 473 female nurses from four large general hospitals in Xi’an City of China were selected as participants. Data were collected via the Psychological Capital Questionnaire, the Maslach Burnout Inventory-General Survey, and the Organizational Commitment Scale. Results Both psychological capital and organizational commitment were significantly correlated to job burnout. Structural equation modelling indicated that organizational commitment partially mediated the relationship between psychological capital and job burnout. Conclusion The final model revealed a significant path from psychological capital to job burnout through organizational commitment. These findings extended prior reports and shed some light on the influence of psychological capital on job burnout. PMID:24416095

Xiao, Runxuan; Song, Yunyun; Feng, Xi; Zhang, Yan; Miao, Danmin

2013-01-01

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Factors Influencing the Job Satisfaction of Health System Employees in Tabriz, Iran  

PubMed Central

Background: Employees can be counseled on how they feel about their job. If any particular dimension of their job is causing them dissatisfaction, they can be assisted to appropriately change it. In this study, we investigated the factors affecting job satisfaction from the perspective of employees working in the health system and thereby a quantitative measure of job satisfaction. Methods: Using eight focus group discussions (n=70), factors affecting job satisfaction of the employees were discussed. The factors identified from literature review were categorized in four groups: structural and managerial, social, work in it-self, environmental and welfare factors. Results: The findings confirmed the significance of structural and managerial, social, work in it-self, environmental and welfare factors in the level of job satisfaction. In addition, a new factor related to individual characteristics such as employee personal characteristics and development was identified. Conclusion: In order to improve the quality and productivity of work, besides, structural and managerial, social, work in it-self, environmental and welfare factors, policy makers should be taken into account individual characteristics of the employee as a factor affecting job satisfaction. PMID:24688933

Bagheri, Shokoufe; Kousha, Ahmad; Janati, Ali; Asghari-Jafarabadi, Mohammad

2012-01-01

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Web-based computer adaptive assessment of individual perceptions of job satisfaction for hospital workplace employees  

PubMed Central

Background To develop a web-based computer adaptive testing (CAT) application for efficiently collecting data regarding workers' perceptions of job satisfaction, we examined whether a 37-item Job Content Questionnaire (JCQ-37) could evaluate the job satisfaction of individual employees as a single construct. Methods The JCQ-37 makes data collection via CAT on the internet easy, viable and fast. A Rasch rating scale model was applied to analyze data from 300 randomly selected hospital employees who participated in job-satisfaction surveys in 2008 and 2009 via non-adaptive and computer-adaptive testing, respectively. Results Of the 37 items on the questionnaire, 24 items fit the model fairly well. Person-separation reliability for the 2008 surveys was 0.88. Measures from both years and item-8 job satisfaction for groups were successfully evaluated through item-by-item analyses by using t-test. Workers aged 26 - 35 felt that job satisfaction was significantly worse in 2009 than in 2008. Conclusions A Web-CAT developed in the present paper was shown to be more efficient than traditional computer-based or pen-and-paper assessments at collecting data regarding workers' perceptions of job content. PMID:21496311

2011-01-01

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A consumer satisfaction survey of civilly committed sex offenders in Illinois.  

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The purpose of this study was to obtain feedback from civilly committed sex offenders (N = 113) about the components of treatment that they believed to be most important and helpful in preventing reoffense. Participants were also asked to rate their satisfaction with the treatment process and therapists. Victim empathy and accountability were rated as the most important elements of treatment, along with skills for preventing relapse and methods for controlling sexual arousal. There was a fairly robust correlation between client perceptions of importance and satisfaction on most treatment components. Some clients expressed concerns about respect, confidentiality, and judgmental attitudes of some therapists. Because civilly committed sex offenders are considered to be among the most likely to reoffend, strategies are discussed for engagement of this population in a meaningful process of change. PMID:23362339

Levenson, Jill S; Prescott, David S; Jumper, Shan

2014-04-01

270

A path analysis of relationships among job stress, job satisfaction, motivation to transfer, and transfer of learning: perceptions of occupational safety and health administration outreach trainers  

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. The current study examines the relationship among job stress, job satisfaction, motivation to transfer and transfer of learning based on the perceptions of selected Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) outreach trainers who underwent training...

Nair, Prakash Krishnan

2009-05-15

271

Women Faculty in Family and Consumer Sciences: Influences on Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to identify the factors associated with the global job satisfaction (GJS) of women faculty members working in family and consumer sciences programs at landgrant institutions. The study was based on datafrom 138 respondents, of whom 75.4% reported being satisfied or very satisfied with their jobs. Factoranalysis was used toform six independent variables: climate, socialization,

Lona J. Robertson; John P. Bean

1998-01-01

272

Why Do They Stay? Elementary Teachers' Perceptions of Job Satisfaction and Retention  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to identify intrinsic and extrinsic variables that influence teacher job satisfaction and retention. A survey was sent to 300 randomly selected Missouri public elementary schoolteachers in grades K-5 having 5 or more years of teaching experience. The results from 201 respondents suggest that three intrinsic motivators (personal teaching efficacy, working with students, and job

Beverly A. Perrachione; Vicki J. Rosser; George J. Petersen

2008-01-01

273

Comprehensive School Counseling Programs, Job Satisfaction, and the ASCA National Model  

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This study examined the level of school counselor job satisfaction and implementation of comprehensive school counseling programs in secondary schools in one state. Participants included 103 secondary school counselors selected using a cluster sampling of Michigan public school districts. The Job in General (JIG) scale was used to measure their…

Pyne, Jaymes R.

2011-01-01

274

Exploring the link between distributed leadership and job satisfaction of school leaders  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main purpose of this study was to map school leaders’ perceptions concerning the cooperation of the leadership team, the distribution of leadership functions and participative decision?making, and to asses their relative weight in terms of predicting school leaders’ job satisfaction. Also, the effect of demographical and structural school variables (i.e. seniority, job experience, school size, size of the leadership

Hester Hulpia; Geert Devos

2009-01-01

275

Coworkers' and Supervisor Interactional Justice: Correlates of Extension Personnel's Job Satisfaction, Distress, and Aggressive Behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examined the effects of coworkers and supervisor interactional fairness on employees' job satisfaction, distress, and aggressive behavior. Surveys were employed to elicit data from 270 extension personnel from two Agricultural Development Programs in Nigeria. Hierarchical regression analyses indicated that fairness from both supervisors and coworkers were negatively related to job distress and aggressive behaviors and employees would respond

Olugbenga J. Ladebo; Joseph M. Awotunde

2008-01-01

276

The Impact of Stress and Support on Direct Care Workers' Job Satisfaction  

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Purpose: This research applies a stress and support conceptual model to investigate the effects of background characteristics, personal and job-related stressors, and workplace support on direct care workers' (DCW) job satisfaction. Design and Methods: Researchers collected survey data from 644 DCWs in 49 long-term care (LTC) organizations. The…

Ejaz, Farida K.; Noelker, Linda S.; Menne, Heather L.; Bagaka's, Joshua G.

2008-01-01

277

The relationship between job satisfaction and burnout: A study of human service professionals  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the relationship between job satisfaction and burnout using the Job Descriptive Index (JDI) and the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI). Subjects studied were 75 human services professionals who had graduated, over a 10-year period, from an undergraduate human services training program. The results showed that this group of human service workers generally scored in the moderate and low

Margaret Penn; John L. Romano; David Foat

1988-01-01

278

A Study of Burnout and Job Satisfaction among Rural School Counselors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Numerous studies have reported that school counselors often experience high levels of stress as part of their jobs. Much of this stress has been characterized as related to attempting to meet the many demands of the position as well as to performing many non-professional duties. This study examined burnout and job satisfaction among rural school…

Stickel, Sue A.

279

Burnout, Job Satisfaction and Instructional Assignment-Related Sources of Stress in Greek Special Education Teachers  

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In the literature concerning Greek special education teachers, there is little evidence regarding the perceived levels of burnout, job satisfaction, and job-related stress factors. The present study focused on the above issues. A sample of 127 Greek special education teachers at the primary school level was tested with the Maslach Burnout…

Platsidou, Maria; Agaliotis, Ioannis

2008-01-01

280

A Study of Job Satisfaction Correlates among Urban School Speech Language Pathologists  

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The purpose of this study was to examine relationships between the job satisfaction of speech language pathologists (SLPs) and self-efficacy, work relationships and two components of job performance: teacher judgments of student improvement and supervisor ratings of teacher efficiency. It was hypothesized that each of the variables would be…

Maxie-Brown, Gwendolyn J.

2011-01-01

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Role Conflict and Ambiguity as Predictors of Job Satisfaction in High School Counselors  

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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between role conflict and role ambiguity, and percentage of time spent on ASCA recommended duties (counseling, coordination, consultation, and large group guidance); and job satisfaction of high school counselors. The Role Conflict and Role Ambiguity Scale and the Job Descriptive Index were…

Cervoni, Annemarie; DeLucia-Waack, Janice

2011-01-01

282

Organizational Commitment and Job Burnout among Employees of Non-Profit Organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper focuses on organizational commitment and job burnout among employees of nonprofit organizations. While much research has been conducted on these two variables separately, very little has been done in terms of understanding the relationship between them. Also, most of the studies in this area have been done in the context of for-profit organizations. The present study focused on

Shanthi Srinivas

283

Job Satisfaction among Information Technology Professionals in the Washington DC Area: An Analysis Based on the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire  

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Information technology (IT) has in the recent times dominated all aspect of the business world, and, for this reason, today's business environment is more challenging and more dynamic than in previous years. Therefore, this study focused on examining job satisfaction of Information Technology professionals in the D.C. area, paying particular…

Diala, Ify S.

2010-01-01

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Prevalence and relationship between burnout, job satisfaction, stress, and clinical manifestations in Spanish critical care nurses.  

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Stress, burnout, and job satisfaction have become increasingly important in nursing environments over the last 20 years. For critical care nurses, the work environment is extremely stressful, even for the best-prepared professional. The aims of this study were to measure the prevalence of burnout syndrome, job satisfaction, job stress, and clinical manifestations of stress and to demonstrate the relationship between these variables among Spanish critical care nurses with a convenience sample of 74. Results showed a moderate frequency of nursing stress, high frequency of emotional exhaustion, and negative evaluation of career accompanied by moderate development of negative attitudes toward patients (depersonalization). Other findings are also presented. PMID:23571196

Losa Iglesias, Marta Elena; Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo, Ricardo

2013-01-01

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Job satisfaction of nurses employed in rural and urban long-term care facilities.  

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Previous investigators have identified residential differences in the job satisfaction of hospital nurses. However, the degree to which the greater job satisfaction of rural nurses can be generalized beyond hospitals to other work settings, including nursing homes, is unknown. The purpose of this research was to examine the job satisfaction of nurses (registered and licensed practical) employed in both rural and urban nursing homes. A total of 281 nurses from 26 participating nursing homes completed a mailed questionnaire that measured the personal and job-specific characteristics of the nurses and the contextual properties of the facilities in which they worked. The data indicated no statistically significant differences in the overall job satisfaction, or on any of the five subscales of the instrument, between rural and urban nurses. However, a pooled multivariate model identified five factors that predicted the job satisfaction of nurses employed in long-term care facilities: the employees' race and personal income; the employees' perception that their supervisor was interested in their career aspirations; the length of time that the nurses had intended to stay at the time of their hiring; and their current intent to leave. PMID:7754097

Coward, R T; Hogan, T L; Duncan, R P; Horne, C H; Hilker, M A; Felsen, L M

1995-06-01

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Work-family conflict and job satisfaction: emotional intelligence as a moderator.  

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The negative impact of work-family conflict (WFC) on employees' well-being and job-related outcomes has attracted much research attention recently. A major gap in the literature is which factors could potentially buffer its negative effect on employees. The present study examined the moderating effect of emotional intelligence on the relationship between WFC and job satisfaction in a sample of 212 Chinese high school teachers. On the basis of conservation of resource theory, we hypothesized that emotional intelligence would weaken the negative effect of family-to-work and work-to-family interference on job satisfaction. Results suggested that WFC (work-to-family interference and family-to-work interference) was negatively related to job satisfaction and that emotional intelligence weakened the effect of WFC on job satisfaction. These findings provide implications for theories on WFC and emotional intelligence, such as conservation of resource theory. The current study also provides a test of these theories in Chinese culture to support the generalizability of theories developed in previous research. Practical implications for reducing the negative influence of WFC on employees' job satisfaction are also provided, such as the potential value of emotional intelligence for the training and development of employees in teaching professions. PMID:23015466

Gao, Yongdong; Shi, Junqi; Niu, Qikun; Wang, Lei

2013-08-01

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The use of social networking services and their relationship with the big five personality model and job satisfaction in Korea.  

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Abstract Social networking services (SNSs) have been garnering attention from society due to their recent rapid growth. This study examines whether SNS use can affect the relationship between the Big Five personality model and individual job satisfaction. Based on a sample of 1,452 workers in Korea, the results of this study indicate that the Big Five personality model (extroversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism) was significantly related to individual job satisfaction. Further, SNS use moderated the relationship between extroversion and neuroticism with individual job satisfaction. Also, SNS use was found to increase job satisfaction of Korean workers who are more extroverted, while it also affected job satisfaction of Korean workers with low agreeableness. As SNS use plays an important role in the workplace, it is necessary to realize and appreciate the importance of SNSs in shaping and promoting job satisfaction of working individuals. PMID:25127246

Kim, Hyondong; Chung, Yang Woon

2014-10-01

288

The Role of Education Pathways in the Relationship between Job Mismatch, Wages and Job Satisfaction: A Panel Estimation Approach  

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This paper examines the outcome of over-skilling and over-education on wages and job satisfaction of full-time employees in Australia between 2001 and 2008. We employ a random effects probit model with Mundlak corrections. We find differences by type of mismatch, education pathway, and gender. We categorise reported mismatches as genuine…

Mavromaras, Kostas; Sloane, Peter; Wei, Zhang

2012-01-01

289

Predicting job satisfaction: A new perspective on person-environment fit.  

PubMed

There may be 2 ways to look at person-environment (P-E) fit: the extent to which the environment matches the person (which, in the case of person-job [P-J] fit, we term ideal-job actualization) and the extent to which the person matches the environment (which we term actual-job regard; cf. Hardin & Larsen, 2014). Adults employed full time in the United States (n = 251; 49.8% women) completed an online survey that included measures assessing these 2 perspectives on P-J fit, along with measures of job and life satisfaction. Ideal-job actualization and actual-job regard were empirically and conceptually distinct, each accounting for unique variance in overall job satisfaction, even after controlling for overall life satisfaction and remuneration. Looking at fit from these 2 frames of reference may give a more complete perspective that accounts for critical outcomes, like satisfaction, as well as suggest novel approaches to career counseling. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved). PMID:25111704

Hardin, Erin E; Donaldson, James R

2014-10-01

290

Psychological Capital as a Moderator Between Emotional Labor, Burnout, and Job Satisfaction Among School Teachers in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, we examined the relationship between emotional labor and burnout as well as job satisfaction. Besides, we also explored whether psychological capital (PsyCap) moderated the emotional labor-burnout or job satisfaction associations. In total, 264 full-time Chinese school teachers in China were recruited. Results showed that PsyCap was related to emotional labor, burnout, and job satisfaction in the hypothesized

Francis Cheung; Catherine So-kum Tang; Shuwen Tang

2011-01-01

291

Building Affective Commitment to Organization among Chinese University Teachers: The Roles of Organizational Justice and Job Burnout  

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In view of the benefit of improving employees' organization commitment, it is important to study the major influencing factors of organization commitment. According to previous literature, organizational justice and job burnout have been considered two major influencing variables of affective commitment; however, little empirical research can…

Li, Yongzhan

2014-01-01

292

Exploring the differential impact of job satisfaction on employee attendance and conduct : The case of a utility company in the United Arab Emirates  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of job satisfaction on employee attendance and conduct. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The approach was to use data from a study on job satisfaction and performance conducted in a utility company operating in the United Arab Emirates. Job satisfaction was measured using the 20-item MSQ (Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire) short form.

Rachid Zeffane; Mohamed E. Ibrahim; Rashid Al Mehairi

2008-01-01

293

What Matters More?Contrasting the Effects of Job Satisfaction and Service Climate on Hotel Food and Beverage Managers’ Job Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research has provided little empirical support for the concept that employee job satisfaction is a causal driver of employee job performance, customer satisfaction, and company performance. This concept is an enduring one, however, and it has been codified as the starting point in the widely espoused service profit chain. Using a sample of eighty-four food and beverage (F&B) manager groups

Michael C. Sturman; Carola Raab

2010-01-01

294

Job Satisfaction and its Influential Factors in Dental Academic Members in Tehran, Iran  

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Background: Assessment of job satisfaction of the faculty members and its underlying factors may increase career fulfillment and raise the educational and research productivity, leading to higher quality of dental services at the community level, ultimately improving public oral health status. Aim: This study assessed job satisfaction and its influential factors in dental academic members in Tehran. Subjects and Methods: The job satisfaction level of 203 faculty members was assessed using a Likert scale questionnaire from 0 to 4, with 4 representing very satisfied and 0 not at all satisfied. The analysis of variance was used to compare the responses among dental faculty members of three different universities. The impact of age, gender, academic rank, employment status and the date of employment on the overall faculty job satisfaction was identified by multiple linear regression analysis. Results: The mean professional satisfaction score among faculty members was 1.5 (0.5) out of four. Among the studied underlying factors, only the date of employment was seen to have a statistically significant impact on the faculties’ overall job satisfaction (P= 0.05). There was no difference in job compensation observed between the three dental faculties. Dissatisfying aspects of the academic work included educational and research policies, monetary strategies, quality of leadership and administration, promotion and tenure policies, job security, educational environment, equipments, and facilities. The only satisfying factor was the interaction between faculty colleagues and students. Conclusion: Faculty members of Tehran Dental Schools are dissatisfied with their work environments in Tehran Dental Schools. Issues such as salary and remuneration, facilities, equipments, promotion and tenure policies are strongly believed to account for the dissatisfaction. PMID:24761236

Seraj, B; Ghadimi, S; Mirzaee, M; Ahmadi, R; Bashizadeh, H; Ashofteh-Yazdi, K; SahebJamee, M; Kharazi, MJ; Jahanmehr, M

2014-01-01

295

Personal and Work-Related Predictors of Organizational Commitment and Life Satisfaction of Slovak Women in Higher Education  

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Two samples of Slovak women in higher education were surveyed in order to determine the extent to which organizational commitment and life satisfaction are related to personal and work-related attributes. Organizational commitment was found to be related to the work-related attributes of role conflict and role ambiguity. These work-related…

Brandt, Joanne; Krawczyk, Rosemary; Kalinowski, Jon

2008-01-01

296

Nurse autonomy, nurse job satisfaction and client satisfaction with nursing care: their place in nursing data sets.  

PubMed

Many changes have taken place in the healthcare system that have influenced nurse autonomy, job satisfaction and client satisfaction. Standardized language facilitates communication within the discipline of nursing. Examples of such language include the Nursing Intervention Classification (NIC) and the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) systems as well as the Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS), which provides a formal structure for electronic data sets to support nursing care. The Nursing Management Minimum Data Set (NMMDS) was designed to identify variables to guide nurse managers in evaluating the impact of nursing interventions on client outcomes. Gaps within NMDS and NMMDS are discussed, and solutions are proposed. PMID:12934703

Mrayyan, Majd

2003-01-01

297

Does self-scheduling increase nurses' job satisfaction? An integrative literature review.  

PubMed

Flexible work schedules give nurses the freedom and control to manage the demands of work and home, allow organisations to meet their staffing needs and can improve job satisfaction. This article reports the results of an integrative review of published peer-reviewed research and personal narratives that examined nurses' perceptions of the relationship between job satisfaction and a self-scheduling system. Results suggest that self-scheduling is one of a number of factors that influence job satisfaction, but that implementing and sustaining such a system can be challenging. The review also found that self-scheduling programmes underpin more flexible work schedules and can benefit nurses and their organisations. PMID:25253331

Koning, Clare

2014-09-25

298

Comparison of Job Satisfaction among Eight Health Care Professions in Private (Non-Government) Settings  

PubMed Central

Background: A comparison of the job satisfaction of health care professionals has not been well studied in Malaysia. This study aimed to compare the job satisfaction level among 8 groups of health care professionals in private settings, using the Job Satisfaction Survey (JSS). Methods: A total of 81 health care professionals, including nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, medical laboratory technologists, dieticians, medical imaging practitioners, environmental health officers, and optometrists in private (non-government) settings in the Klang Valley, were interviewed using the Job Satisfaction Survey scale invented by Dr Paul E Spector. Their job satisfaction scores were calculated and determined. Results: In the demographic data, the majority of the subjects were 20–30 years old (81.5%), were female (72.8%), had a basic degree (98.8%), were single (64.2%), and had 1–5 years of working experience (83.9%). A Kruskal–Wallis analysis showed significant differences (P < 0.05) in promotion, supervision, operating conditions, co-workers, nature of the work, and communication, but there were no significant differences (P > 0.05) in pay, fringe benefits, and contingent rewards in JSS score among the 8 health care professions. The Friedman Test showed a significant difference of overall JSS scores (?2 = 526.418, P < 0.001) among the 8 health care professions. Conclusion: The overall job satisfaction levels are different among health care professionals in private settings, especially regarding promotion, supervision, operating conditions, co-workers, the nature of the work, and communication. PMID:22973134

Ai-Hong, Chen; Saidah Nafisah, Jaafar; Abdul Rahim, Md Noor

2012-01-01

299

Factors associated with job satisfaction among commune health workers: implications for human resource policies  

PubMed Central

Background Job satisfaction among health workers is an important indicator in assessing the performance and efficiency of health services. Objective This study measured job satisfaction and determined associated factors among health workers in 38 commune health stations in an urban district and a rural district of Hanoi, Vietnam. A total of 252 health workers (36 medical doctors and 216 nurses and technicians; 74% female) were interviewed. A job satisfaction measure was developed using factor analysis, from which four dimensions emerged, namely ‘benefits and prospects,’ ‘facility and equipment,’ ‘performance,’ and ‘professionals.’ Results The results demonstrate that respondents were least satisfied with the following categories: salary and incentives (24.0%), benefit packages (25.1%), equipment (35.7%), and environment (41.8%). The average satisfaction score was moderate across four domains; it was the highest for ‘performance’ (66.6/100) and lowest for ‘facility and equipment’ (50.4/100). Tobit-censored regression models, constructed using stepwise selection, determined significant predictors of job satisfaction including age, areas of work and expertise, professional education, urban versus rural setting, and sufficient number of staff. Conclusion The findings highlight the need to implement health policies that focus on incentives, working conditions, workloads, and personnel management at grassroots level. PMID:23374700

Tran, Bach Xuan; Minh, Hoang Van; Hinh, Nguyen Duc

2013-01-01

300

The effects of formal mentoring on employee work motivation, organizational commitment and job performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Examines the effects of a two-year formal mentoring programme in a medium-sized manufacturing company on the work motivation, organizational commitment and job performance of mentees. Single measures were obtained, for each mentor-mentee pair, at the completion of the programme, from the 39 mentors and 39 mentees who remained. These measures included the pairs’ interaction opportunities; and the closeness of their

Christopher Orpen

1997-01-01

301

A comparative analysis of the relationship between organizational climate and job satisfaction of medical technologists.  

PubMed

This study examines the quality of the total workplace enviroment (organizational climate) as a correlate of six dimensions of job satisfaction for a sample of 344 medical technologists. The main focus is upon comparisons of administrators versus nonadministrators, hospital laboratory personnel versus nonhospital laboratory personnel, and men versus women. Various dimensions or organizational climate were found to be important correlates of job satisfaction, and similarities and differences between the units of analysis are noted. Also discussed are the implications for the managers of medical technologists. PMID:842572

McMahon, J T; Ivancevich, J M; Matteson, M T

1977-01-01

302

Physicians' working conditions and job satisfaction: does hospital ownership in Germany make a difference?  

PubMed Central

Background A growing number of German hospitals have been privatized with the intention of increasing cost effectiveness and improving the quality of health care. Numerous studies investigated what possible qualitative and economic consequences these changes issues might have on patient care. However, little is known about how this privatization trend relates to physicians' working conditions and job satisfaction. It was anticipated that different working conditions would be associated with different types of hospital ownership. To that end, this study's purpose is to compare how physicians, working for both public and privatized hospitals, rate their respective psychosocial working conditions and job satisfaction. Methods The study was designed as a cross-sectional comparison using questionnaire data from 203 physicians working at German hospitals of different ownership types (private for-profit, public and private nonprofit). Results The present study shows that several aspects of physicians' perceived working conditions differ significantly depending on hospital ownership. However, results also indicated that physicians' job satisfaction does not vary between different types of hospital ownership. Finally, it was demonstrated that job demands and resources are associated with job satisfaction, while type of ownership is not. Conclusion This study represents one of a few studies that investigate the effect of hospital ownership on physicians work situation and demonstrated that the type of ownership is a potential factor accounting for differences in working conditions. The findings provide an informative basis to find solutions improving physicians' work at German hospitals. PMID:19678932

Mache, Stefanie; Vitzthum, Karin; Nienhaus, Albert; Klapp, Burghard F; Groneberg, David A

2009-01-01

303

The prospective effects of workplace violence on physicians' job satisfaction and turnover intentions: the buffering effect of job control  

PubMed Central

Background Health care professionals, including physicians, are at high risk of encountering workplace violence. At the same time physician turnover is an increasing problem that threatens the functioning of the health care sector worldwide. The present study examined the prospective associations of work-related physical violence and bullying with physicians’ turnover intentions and job satisfaction. In addition, we tested whether job control would modify these associations. Methods The present study was a 4-year longitudinal survey study, with data gathered in 2006 and 2010.The present sample included 1515 (61% women) Finnish physicians aged 25–63 years at baseline. Analyses of covariance (ANCOVA) were conducted while adjusting for gender, age, baseline levels, specialisation status, and employment sector. Results The results of covariance analyses showed that physical violence led to increased physician turnover intentions and that both bullying and physical violence led to reduced physician job satisfaction even after adjustments. We also found that opportunities for job control were able to alleviate the increase in turnover intentions resulting from bullying. Conclusions Our results suggest that workplace violence is an extensive problem in the health care sector and may lead to increased turnover and job dissatisfaction. Thus, health care organisations should approach this problem through different means, for example, by giving health care employees more opportunities to control their own work. PMID:24438449

2014-01-01

304

An improved constraint satisfaction adaptive neural network for job-shop scheduling  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an improved constraint sat- isfaction adaptive neural network for job-shop scheduling problems. The neural network is constructed based on the constraint conditions of a job-shop scheduling problem. Its structure and neuron connections can change adaptively ac- cording to the real-time constraint satisfaction situations that arise during the solving process. Several heuristics are also integrated within the neural

Shengxiang Yang; Dingwei Wang; Tianyou Chai; Graham Kendall

2009-01-01

305

Research on the Relations between Managerial Self-Efficacy and Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous studies have shown that the level of managerial self-efficacy (MSE) could affect many working variables, such as the job performance, leader behavior, occupation tension, turnover intention. But studies couldn't reach an agreement when testing relationship between MSE and job satisfaction. Meanwhile, with economic growth, banks have more and more important position in China's economy. The level of managerial self-efficacy

Kai Yao; Yuyang Wang

2011-01-01

306

Job stress, satisfaction, and mental health among general practitioners before and after introduction of new contract  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVE--To compare measures of job stress, job satisfaction, and mental health among general practitioners before and after the introduction of the new contract in April 1990. DESIGN--Cross sectional postal questionnaire survey in July 1990. Comparison of results with those obtained in previous survey in November 1987. SETTING--General practice in United Kingdom. SUBJECTS--1500 general practitioners randomly selected from general medical services

V. J. Sutherland; C. L. Cooper

1992-01-01

307

The Long-Term Impact of the Feedback Environment on Job Satisfaction: A Field Study in a Belgian Context  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines (1) the relationship between the feedback environment and job satisfaction and (2) the mediating role of leader-member exchange in a Belgian context. Results from a sample of 155 employees of a governmental service for employment and vocational training supported our hypotheses. A favorable supervisor feedback environment was related to higher levels of job satisfaction 5 months later,

Frederik Anseel; Filip Lievens

2007-01-01

308

Principalship in an Indonesian School Context: Can Principal Decision-Making Styles Significantly Predict Teacher Job Satisfaction?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines relationships between teacher-perceived principal decision-making styles and teacher job satisfaction in schools in Lampung Province, Indonesia. We use the General Decision-making Style instrument, the Job Satisfaction Survey and a demographic questionnaire developed for this study. Our findings show that: 12 out of the 15…

Hariri, Hasan; Monypenny, Richard; Prideaux, Murray

2012-01-01

309

Structural Equation Models of Management and Decision-Making Styles with Job Satisfaction of Academic Staff in Malaysian Research University  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss the effect of management and decision-making styles on the job satisfaction of academic staff in a Malaysian Research University. Design/methodology/approach: The sample consisted of 218 respondents. The instruments used in the study were the Teacher Job Satisfaction Questionnaire and the Decision…

Amzat, Ismail Hussein; Idris, Datuk Abdul Rahman

2012-01-01

310

Fairnes issues and job satisfaction among korean employees: The significance of status value and procedural justice in work orientation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates how justice or fairness issues such as procedural justice, distributive justice, and status equity affect job satisfaction among Korean employees. Incorporating cultural values and social norms salient in Korea, the study hypothesizes that perceptions of procedural justice enhance more job satisfaction than perceptions of distributive justice among Korean employees. Another hypothesis, based on Korean employees' aspiration for

Jeongkoo Yoon

1996-01-01

311

Measurement Equivalence of the German Job Satisfaction Survey Used in a Multinational Organization: Implications of Schwartz's Culture Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors tested measurement equivalence of the German Job Satisfaction Survey (GJSS) using structural equation modeling methodology. Employees from 18 countries and areas provided data on 5 job satisfaction facets. The effects of language and culture on measurement equivalence were examined. A cultural distance hypothesis, based on S. H. Schwartz's (1999) theory, was tested with 4 cultural groups: West Europe,

Cong Liu; Ingwer Borg; Paul E. Spector

2004-01-01

312

Job satisfaction in relation to energy resource consciousness and perceptions of energy utilization in selected Illinois manufacturing firms  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was developed through a synthesis and review of literature and research related to the current status of job satisfaction, energy resources, and perceptions of how energy is utilized in the manufacturing work environment. This synthesis and review revolved around several proven contributing factors of job satisfaction, such as age, education, and challenge from work itself. Quality of work

1986-01-01

313

Coping, Stress, and Job Satisfaction as Predictors of Advanced Placement Statistics Teachers' Intention to Leave the Field  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationship of teachers' perceptions of coping resources and demands to job satisfaction factors. Participants were 158 Advanced Placement Statistics high school teachers who completed measures of personal resources for stress prevention, classroom demands and resources, job satisfaction, and intention to leave the field…

McCarthy, Christopher J.; Lambert, Richard G.; Crowe, Elizabeth W.; McCarthy, Colleen J.

2010-01-01

314

Exploring the Effects of Congruence and Holland's Personality Codes on Job Satisfaction: An Application of Hierarchical Linear Modeling Techniques  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study applied hierarchical linear modeling to investigate the effect of congruence on intrinsic and extrinsic aspects of job satisfaction. Particular focus was given to differences in job satisfaction by gender and by Holland's first-letter codes. The study sample included nationally represented 1462 female and 1280 male college graduates who…

Ishitani, Terry T.

2010-01-01

315

Factors Contributing to Financial Aid Administrators' Job Satisfaction: NASFAA 2008 Financial Aid Administrators' Job Satisfaction Survey Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In what kind of job environment are financial aid administrators (FAA) currently working? How satisfied are they with their jobs? What motivates them and what factors are considered morale dampers? How are financial aid (FA) functions viewed by campus' top administrators? Does FA get similar respect and appreciation from their campus peer offices…

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NJ1), 2008

2008-01-01

316

High-Quality Work, Job Satisfaction, and Occupational Injuries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors investigated whether and how 1 element of a high-performance work system, namely high-quality jobs (composed of extensive training, variety, and autonomy), affects occupational injuries. On the basis of data from the Australian WIRS95 database (N = 16,466; Department of Workplace Relations and Small Business, 1997), high-quality jobs exerted a direct effect on injuries and an indirect effect through

Julian Barling; E. Kevin Kelloway; Roderick D. Iverson

2003-01-01

317

Forgotten Faculty: Stress and Job Satisfaction Among Distance Educators  

Microsoft Academic Search

As distance education initiatives flourish throughout higher education, new avenues of opportunity have opened for students and faculty alike. The literature is rich in findings related to factors which foster student satisfaction and success in the virtual environment. Despite the rising numbers of faculty teaching exclusively at a distance, the literature is silent on the identification of factors that support

Jennifer McLean

318

Job Satisfaction and Professional Growth Experiences of Urban School Administrators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Modern school leaders may fed uncertainty in their feelings of satisfaction given the complex and changing nature of the principalship. Reforms in administrative preparation and training programs attempt to provide professional growth experiences that address evolving administrative expectations while universities and school districts strive to…

Aberli, Thomas Anthony

2010-01-01

319

Motivation and job satisfaction among medical and nursing staff in a Cyprus public general hospital  

PubMed Central

Background The objective of this study was to investigate how medical and nursing staff of the Nicosia General Hospital is affected by specific motivation factors, and the association between job satisfaction and motivation. Furthermore, to determine the motivational drive of socio-demographic and job related factors in terms of improving work performance. Methods A previously developed and validated instrument addressing four work-related motivators (job attributes, remuneration, co-workers and achievements) was used. Two categories of health care professionals, medical doctors and dentists (N = 67) and nurses (N = 219) participated and motivation and job satisfaction was compared across socio-demographic and occupational variables. Results The survey revealed that achievements was ranked first among the four main motivators, followed by remuneration, co-workers and job attributes. The factor remuneration revealed statistically significant differences according to gender, and hospital sector, with female doctors and nurses and accident and emergency (A+E) outpatient doctors reporting greater mean scores (p < 0.005). The medical staff showed statistically significantly lower job satisfaction compared to the nursing staff. Surgical sector nurses and those >55 years of age reported higher job satisfaction when compared to the other groups. Conclusions The results are in agreement with the literature which focuses attention to management approaches employing both monetary and non-monetary incentives to motivate health care professionals. Health care professionals tend to be motivated more by intrinsic factors, implying that this should be a target for effective employee motivation. Strategies based on the survey's results to enhance employee motivation are suggested. PMID:21080954

2010-01-01

320

Job Stressors and Their Effects on Physical Health, Emotional Health and Job Satisfaction in a University  

Microsoft Academic Search

All staff at the University of New England were sent a personal particulars form and questionnaires designed to obtain information about job-related factors which acted as stressors for them, their general stress, their emotional health, and their physical health. Factor analysis of the job stressors questionnaires revealed that six factors, namely, job significance, workload, work politics, interpersonal dealings at work,

Jagdish K. Dua

1994-01-01

321

Factors Affecting the Job Satisfaction and Retention of Nurses in Community/Migrant Health Centers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report describes the factors affecting the job satisfaction and retention of nurses at community and migrant health centers (C/MHCs), in light of the nursing shortage that existed at the time of the study. Literature reviews, the use of a questionnair...

D. C. Jones, N. P. Rizzo, C. Mullinix

1991-01-01

322

Chinese Middle School Teacher Job Satisfaction and Its Relationships with Teacher Moving  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined teacher job satisfaction in Chinese middle schools from the aspects of school, community, and life and the relationships between these factors and teacher moving. A convenience sample of 294 teachers was approached through a 35-item questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS. Three major results were found: (1) Chinese middle…

Chen, Junjun

2010-01-01

323

Physicians' working conditions and job satisfaction: does hospital ownership in Germany make a difference?  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: A growing number of German hospitals have been privatized with the intention of increasing cost effectiveness and improving the quality of health care. Numerous studies investigated what possible qualitative and economic consequences these changes issues might have on patient care. However, little is known about how this privatization trend relates to physicians' working conditions and job satisfaction. It was

Stefanie Mache; Karin Vitzthum; Albert Nienhaus; Burghard F Klapp; David A Groneberg

2009-01-01

324

The Distribution of Job Satisfaction among Young European Graduates: Does the Choice of Study Field Matter?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A student's choice of a field of study is a personal decision that combines individual tastes, inclinations, preferences, and prospects related to the working life with a number of financial and academic constraints. Therefore, the analysis of the effects of degree field on job satisfaction should also address the unobserved heterogeneity among…

Vila, Luis E.; Garcia-Aracil, Adela; Mora, Jose-Gines

2007-01-01

325

The Use of Online Surveys to Measure Satisfaction in Job Training and Workforce Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines two empirical studies that used online surveys to collect data to measure satisfaction in job training and workforce development. A description of each study, findings related to response rate, the processes used in online survey development and implementation, as well as recommendations for the future use of online surveys…

Schmidt, Steve; Strachota, Elaine; Conceicao, Simone

2006-01-01

326

Emotional labour, burnout and job satisfaction in UK teachers: the role of workplace social support  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although teaching has been described as a profoundly emotional activity, little is known about the emotional demands faced by teachers or how this impacts on their well-being. This study examined relationships between ‘emotional labour’, burnout (emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation and personal accomplishment) and job satisfaction in a sample of UK teachers. Also examined was whether workplace social support moderated any relationships

Gail Kinman; Siobhan Wray; Calista Strange

2011-01-01

327

Gender-job satisfaction differences across Europe : An indicator for labour market modernization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The primary objective of this study is to test whether gender differences in job satisfaction are assignable to variations in labour market and welfare state regimes in the light of gender-related labour market modernization. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Using data derived from the European Household Community Panel (EHCP) and covering 14 member states of the European Union the study constructs

Lutz C. Kaiser

2007-01-01

328

Computerizing Organizational Attitude Surveys: An Investigation of the Measurement Equivalence of a Multifaceted Job Satisfaction Measure  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two quasi-experimental field studies were conducted to evaluate the psychometric equivalence of computerized and paper-and-pencil job satisfaction measures. The present research extends previous work in the area by providing better control of common threats to validity in quasi-experimental research on test mode effects and by evaluating a more…

Mueller, Karsten; Liebig, Christian; Hattrup, Keith

2007-01-01

329

Success on the Tenure Track: Five Keys to Faculty Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Landing a tenure-track position is no easy task. Achieving tenure is even more difficult. Under what policies and practices do faculty find greater clarity about tenure and experience higher levels of job satisfaction? And what makes an institution a great place to work? In 2005-2006, the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education…

Trower, Cathy Ann

2012-01-01

330

A Study of Teacher Job Satisfaction and Factors that Influence It  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research on job satisfaction, an extremely important topic in organizational administration and social psychology, has a history of nearly sixty years, beginning with the publication of Hoppock's (1935) classic work. The study of organization administration and behavioral sciences started fairly late on the Chinese mainland. There are few studies…

Bolin, Feng

2007-01-01

331

Emotional Intelligence and Job Satisfaction: The EQ Relationship for Deans of U.S. Business Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main purpose of this study was to determine if a positive relationship existed between Emotional Intelligence and Job Satisfaction for deans of business schools. A secondary purpose was to determine which Emotional Quotient (EQ) competencies were most important for satisfied deans and how these competencies assisted processes related to…

Coco, Charles M.

2009-01-01

332

Emotional intelligence and leader member exchange : The relationship with employee turnover intentions and job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the mediating effect of leader member exchange (LMX) on the relationship between followers' emotional intelligence and the outcomes of turnover intention and job satisfaction. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Using a longitudinal design, survey data were collected from 579 employees within a private pathology company. Measures of emotional intelligence and LMX were collected

Peter J. Jordan; Ashlea Troth

2011-01-01

333

Emotional dissonance, emotional exhaustion and job satisfaction in call centre workers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The rapid rise of the service sector, and in particular the call centre industry has made the study of emotional labour increasingly important within the area of occupational stress research. Given high levels of turnover and absenteeism in the industry this article examines the emotional demands (emotional labour) of call centre work and their relationship to the job satisfaction and

K. A. Lewig; M. F. Dollard

2003-01-01

334

Relation of Employee and Manager Emotional Intelligence to Job Satisfaction and Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationships among employees' emotional intelligence, their manager's emotional intelligence, employees' job satisfaction, and performance for 187 food service employees from nine different locations of the same restaurant franchise. We predicted and found that employees' emotional intelligence was positively associated…

Sy, Thomas; Tram, Susanna; O'Hara, Linda A.

2006-01-01

335

Perception of the nurse practitioner's role and job satisfaction in the United States Navy.  

PubMed

A few studies have specifically examined the role perception and job satisfaction of civilian nurse practitioners (NPs), but no data exist for U.S. Navy NPs. The purpose of this study was to describe the perceptions of the Navy NP's roles by commanding officers, directors of nursing services, physicians, and NPs, and the level of job satisfaction among Navy NPs. A total of 907 questionnaires investigating NP role and job satisfaction were mailed to 29 Naval hospitals and clinics in the United States and overseas. The sample size totaled 450 (50% response rate). Of the 450 respondents, 45 NPs also filled out the Measure of Job Satisfaction survey. There were measurable differences in NP role perception by the sample groups. Role conflict and ambiguity were shown. Autonomy, sense of accomplishment, and time spent in patient care were major satisfiers, whereas pay, overall staffing levels, time available to get through work, and the amount of time spent on administrative work were the major dissatisfiers. PMID:9465568

Chung-Park, M S

1998-01-01

336

The Secondary Headteacher and Time-in-Post: A Study of Job Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using a grounded-theory approach based on interviews with 39 secondary headteachers in the United Kingdom, identifies and analyzes various satisfiers and dissatisfiers experienced by headteachers, based on their number of years on the job. Headteachers experience an initial high of satisfaction that appears to dip before rising again. Principals…

Mercer, David

1997-01-01

337

Men in Traditional and Nontraditional Careers: Gender Role Attitudes, Gender Role Conflict, and Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Men established in traditional (mechanical engineering, n = 100) and nontraditional (elementary school counseling, n = 100) careers were compared on their career compromise choices (sex type vs. prestige), adherence to masculinity ideology, gender role conflict, and job satisfaction. The engineers tended to choose sex type over prestige; the…

Dodson, Thomas A.; Borders, L. DiAnne

2006-01-01

338

The Collective Good: Unionization, Perceived Control, and Overall Job Satisfaction among Community College Faculty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The research reported in this paper follow up a recent study by the authors on perceived control by examining what role working in a union or nonunion college has in influencing faculty job satisfaction. Using data from the 1993, 1999, and 2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty, this study explored the relative importance of variables,…

Linville, Joann E.; Antony, James Soto; Hayden, Ruby A.

2011-01-01

339

The Impact of Workaholism on Work-Family Conflict, Job Satisfaction, and Perception of Leisure Activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Data were collected from university employees (N?=?129) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) members (N?=?103) to assess the impact of workaholism on work-family conflict, job satisfaction, and perceptions of leisure time. The results, using two different measures of workaholism (Workaholism Battery, Work Addiction Risk Test), indicated that greater scores on the Workaholic Risk Test were significantly related to greater

Becca R. Brady; Stephen J. Vodanovich; Robert Rotunda

2008-01-01

340

Job Satisfaction of Catholic Primary School Staff: A Study of Biographical Differences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This study's purpose is to examine the relationships between the biographical characteristics gender, age, years of experience and employment position, and job satisfaction of staff members in Catholic primary schools. Design/methodology/approach: Survey data were collected from 356 staff members from Catholic primary schools. Research…

De Nobile, John J.; McCormick, John

2008-01-01

341

Derogation, Discrimination, and (Dis)satisfaction with Jobs in Science: A Gendered Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the current study of 353 science and engineering faculty members, we examined whether three types of gender-based mistreatment might "chill" individuals' perceptions of the professional climate, which might in turn undermine satisfaction with their jobs. We also tested gender differences in these relationships. Results indicated…

Settles, Isis H.; Cortina, Lilia M.; Buchanan, NiCole T.; Miner, Kathi N.

2013-01-01

342

Hierarchy and Happiness: The Influence of Emotion on Administrative Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Administrative job satisfaction in higher education is influenced by intrinsic and interpersonal factors (Volkwein & Zhou, 2002, 2003). Pioneers of the "affect as information" hypothesis of emotion postulate that emotions provide value-laden information regarding whether goals, standards, and attitudes are impacted positively or negatively by…

Downey, John A.

2008-01-01

343

Emotional Labour, Burnout and Job Satisfaction in UK Teachers: The Role of Workplace Social Support  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although teaching has been described as a profoundly emotional activity, little is known about the emotional demands faced by teachers or how this impacts on their well-being. This study examined relationships between "emotional labour", burnout (emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation and personal accomplishment) and job satisfaction in a sample…

Kinman, Gail; Wray, Siobhan; Strange, Calista

2011-01-01

344

Coping Strategies in the Workplace: Relationships with Attributional Style and Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examined the relationships between workplace coping strategies, occupational attributional style, and job satisfaction among a sample of 190 nurses employed with a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. As an occupational group, nurses experience high levels of chronic workplace stressors. Participants completed a questionnaire packet…

Welbourne, Jennifer L.; Eggerth, Donald; Hartley, Tara A.; Andrew, Michael E.; Sanchez, Francisco

2007-01-01

345

Organizational Leadership and Its Impact On Social Workers' Job Satisfaction: A National Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports the results of a national study focusing on leader behavior and job satisfaction of BSW and MSW social workers employed in social service agencies. A stratified, systematic, randomly selected sample of 2,500 social workers who are members of NASW in the United States was surveyed through the use of a mailed questionnaire. The final sample was composed

Kathy Elpers; David J. Westhuis

2008-01-01

346

Do types of organizational culture matter in nurse job satisfaction and turnover intention?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of the study is to examine whether and how different types of organizational culture are associated with job satisfaction and turnover intention among hospital nurses in Korea, where the work culture is often considered different from that of Western countries. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The sample for the study consists of 527 nurses working in two public hospitals

Jae San Park; Tae Hyun Kim

2009-01-01

347

Relationship between organizational culture and job satisfaction in Russian business enterprises  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the correlation between organizational culture, psychological contract and job satisfaction in the context of cooperation between employers and employees in a new social and economical environment. The empirical study is based on the analysis of the personnel survey data from thirteen St. Petersburg and Moscow companies. The typology of organizational cultures was evaluated using the Organizational Culture

Elena Zavyalova; Dmitry Kucherov

2010-01-01

348

Inspiring the Pinch-Hitters: Job Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction of Substitute Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigated factors that motivated substitute teachers to remain in teaching or leave the field, noting how certain sources of job satisfaction influenced their decision to leave or stay. Survey data indicated that most substitutes loved their work with students and taught because they enjoyed helping students learn. However, student behavior,…

Gonzales, Lisa Marie

2002-01-01

349

Health care reform and job satisfaction of primary health care physicians in Lithuania  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: The aim of this research paper is to study job satisfaction of physicians and general practitioners at primary health care institutions during the health care reform in Lithuania. METHODS: Self-administrated anonymous questionnaires were distributed to all physicians and general practitioners (N = 243, response rate – 78.6%), working at Kaunas primary health care level establishments, in October – December

Ilona Buciuniene; Aurelija Blazeviciene; Egle Bliudziute

2005-01-01

350

Transformational Leadership and Leadership Substitutes in Sports: Implications on Coaches' Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using Kerr and Jermier's (1978) leadership substitutes theory as framework, this study examined the extent to which situational variables moderate the relationship between transformational leadership behaviours and coaches' job satisfaction at NCAA Division III institutions. Data for this study were collected from a national sample of 308 coaches from NCAA Division III institutions. The Transformational Leadership Behaviour Inventory developed by

Aminuddin Yusof; Parilah Mohd Shah

351

Influence of the Nursing Practice Environment on Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention  

PubMed Central

Objectives: To examine whether the nursing practice environment at the hospital-level affects the job satisfaction and turnover intention of hospital nurses. Methods: Among the 11 731 nurses who participated in the Korea Health and Medical Workers’ Union’s educational program, 5654 responded to our survey. Data from 3096 nurses working in 185 general inpatient wards at 60 hospitals were analyzed using multilevel logistic regression modeling. Results: Having a standardized nursing process (odds ratio [OR], 4.21; p<0.001), adequate nurse staffing (OR, 4.21; p<0.01), and good doctor-nurse relationship (OR, 4.15; p<0.01), which are hospital-level variables based on the Korean General Inpatients Unit Nursing Work Index (KGU-NWI), were significantly related to nurses’ job satisfaction. However, no hospital-level variable from the KGU-NWI was significantly related to nurses’ turnover intention. Conclusions: Favorable nursing practice environments are associated with job satisfaction among nurses. In particular, having a standardized nursing process, adequate nurse staffing, and good doctor-nurse relationship were found to positively influence nurses’ job satisfaction. However, the nursing practice environment was not related to nurses’ turnover intention. PMID:25284197

Lee, Sang-Yi; Kim, Chul-Woung; Kang, Jeong-Hee; Yoon, Tae-Ho; Kim, Cheoul Sin

2014-01-01

352

Social Capital: Relationship between Social Capital and Teacher Job Satisfaction within a Learning Organization  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation was designed to study the relationship between Social Capital and teacher Job Satisfaction for 11 selected North Carolina Middle Schools. This study uses the learning organizational theory and social capital theory as theoretical constructs for studying the complex relationships between school as a Learning Organization (LO),…

Chazon, Timothy Lee

2009-01-01

353

Relationship between Proposed Vocational Program Quality Indicators, Student Satisfaction, Placement, and Job Performance Ratings. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined the question of whether there is a connection between program characteristics and desirable program outcomes (student satisfaction, placement, and job performance ratings). A program evaluation questionnaire, containing over 300 individual items on such program characteristics as teacher certification and experience, instructional…

Johnson, John A.

354

The Effects of Sexual Harassment on Job Satisfaction, Earnings, and Turnover among Female Lawyers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to data from a 1990 American Bar Association survey, nearly two-thirds of female lawyers in private practice and one-half in corporate or public settings experienced or observed sexual harassment. Those who did reported less job satisfaction and greater intention to quit. (SK)

Laband, David N.; Lentz, Bernard F.

1998-01-01

355

Holistic Wellness and Perceived Stress: Predicting Job Satisfaction among Beginning Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was conducted with 53 beginning teachers, each with less than 3 years of classroom experience, to determine the amount of variance in their job satisfaction that could be accounted for by holistic wellness and perceived stress. The results of a regression analysis revealed that both holistic wellness and perceived stress were…

Watson, Joshua C.; Harper, Sallie; Ratliff, Lindon; Singleton, Sabrina

2010-01-01

356

Job Satisfaction of Primary Health Care Physicians at Capital Health Region, Kuwait  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: To evaluate the extent of job satisfaction of primary health care physicians working in Capital Health Region. Subject and Methods: A population-based study was conducted during July 2004. Out of 95 questionnaires distributed to all physicians working in primary health care centers, Capital Region during the study period, 89 questionnaires were received. An English form self- administered questionnaire was

Ibrahim S Al-Eisa; Manal S Al-Mutar; Huda K Al-Abduljalil

357

Job Satisfaction among Jordan's Kindergarten Teachers: Effects of Workplace Conditions and Demographic Characteristics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main objective of this study was to examine the job satisfaction levels of Jordanian kindergarten teachers in relation to work-related dimensions and socio-demographic variables. The sample consisted of 264 randomly selected teachers working in private kindergartens in Amman. To meet the study's objectives, a two part questionnaire was…

Abu Taleb, Tagreed Fathi

2013-01-01

358

The Effects of Servant Leadership Behaviours of School Principals on Teachers' Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the effects of servant leadership behaviours of primary school principals on teacher job satisfaction. The population of this study is 29 primary schools in Duzce, Turkey. Data were collected from 595 teachers working in primary schools in Duzce province of Turkey. Servant leadership behaviours of principals were determined…

Cerit, Yusuf

2009-01-01

359

The Relationship between Leadership Behavior, the Thirteen Core Competencies, and Teacher Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to determine if teacher job satisfaction is enhanced when principals value and exhibit behaviors informed by the 13 core competencies. Principals and teachers from 70 elementary, middle, and high schools in the southeast United States participated in the study. The "Leadership Behavior…

Crane, Detris Nanette

2012-01-01

360

Effects of Educational Background on PharmD Graduates' Job Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of the relationship of PharmD graduates' (1) choice of graduate school and (2) completion of a residency or fellowship to job satisfaction revealed that graduates of non-California programs and graduates who had completed residencies or fellowships were more likely to have nondistributive positions and that those in nondistributive…

Carroll, Norman V.; And Others

1985-01-01

361

Exploring the Link between Distributed Leadership and Job Satisfaction of School Leaders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main purpose of this study was to map school leaders' perceptions concerning the cooperation of the leadership team, the distribution of leadership functions and participative decision-making, and to asses their relative weight in terms of predicting school leaders' job satisfaction. Also, the effect of demographical and structural school…

Hulpia, Hester; Devos, Geert

2009-01-01

362

Organizational justice, employees' ethical behavior, and job satisfaction in the casino industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The paper aims to examine the antecedents and consequence of casino employees' ethical behavior. In particular, it proposes that both distributive and procedural justice have positive influences on such behavior, which in turn positively affects workers' job satisfaction. The paper aims to help casino management pinpoint areas for enhancing and promoting employees' ethical behavior so as to benefit

Shiang-Lih Chen McCain; Henry Tsai; Nicholas Bellino

2010-01-01

363

Job satisfaction in relation to energy resource consciousness and perceptions of energy utilization in selected Illinois manufacturing firms  

SciTech Connect

This study was developed through a synthesis and review of literature and research related to the current status of job satisfaction, energy resources, and perceptions of how energy is utilized in the manufacturing work environment. This synthesis and review revolved around several proven contributing factors of job satisfaction, such as age, education, and challenge from work itself. Quality of work life programs and their components are discussed in relation to their impact on job satisfaction. The nature of energy resource utilization is traced back through history with an emphasis on the limitations of current resources and options for the future. The review highlights the current debate over what should be the future path of energy resource development. The concept of satisfaction of human needs is reviewed and related to job satisfaction and energy resources. The purpose of this research study was to contribute to the understanding of how perceptions of energy resources relate to job satisfaction. Results of the study indicated that there were no significant differences between an individual's energy resource consciousness and perceptions of energy utilization in the work place, energy resource consciousness and job satisfaction, and job satisfaction and perceptions of energy utilization in the workplace.

Haynes, T.S.

1986-01-01

364

Designing volunteers’ tasks to maximize motivation, satisfaction and performance: The impact of job characteristics on volunteer engagement  

Microsoft Academic Search

We conducted a field study to test the applicability of the job characteristics model (JCM) in volunteer organizations and\\u000a examine the impact of job characteristics on volunteer motivation, satisfaction and intent to quit, as well as test a measure\\u000a of volunteer performance. One hundred and twenty-four volunteers completed measures of job characteristics, motivation, satisfaction,\\u000a and intent to quit. Supervisors rated

Valérie Millette; Marylène Gagné

2008-01-01

365

Quality of Life and Job Satisfaction of Dispensing Pharmacists Practicing in Tehran Private-sector Pharmacies.  

PubMed

As there is no evidence of previous studies on evaluating the level of job satisfaction and the major causes of dissatisfaction among the pharmacists in Iran, this study was designed. This study is a cross-sectional descriptive analysis of pharmacists practicing in Tehran private-sector pharmacies. We selected a stratified random sampling using number of prescriptions as a variable for stratification. The questionnaire was divided into three sections containing the demographic characteristics, general health perception and job satisfaction. Of all the participants, 62% were the owners of pharmacies and 38% were pharmacists in charge (non-owner). Seventy-eight percent of respondents reported satisfaction about their psychological and physical state. Just 11% of pharmacists were financially satisfied and 49% felt relaxed at the workplace. There was no correlation between the satisfaction and owning the pharmacy or sex of respondents. Spearman›s correlation showed that the income satisfaction correlated negatively with age (p ? 0.001) and years of experience (p < 0.05). Moreover, the average working hours was significantly higher among men compared to women (p < 0.01) and among owners relative to non-owners (p < 0.05). Overall, general health perception and quality of life among the respondents were at satisfactory level. However, work-related satisfaction was not high enough and most interviewed pharmacists were financially dissatisfied. PMID:24250534

Majd, Marzieh; Hashemian, Farshad; Younesi Sisi, Farnaz; Jalal, Masoud; Majd, Zahra

2012-01-01

366

Factors affecting the job satisfaction levels and quit intentions of academic nurses.  

PubMed

The descriptively designed study was conducted in order to determine academic nurses' job satisfaction levels, intention of leaving job and effective reasons. The study was implemented in 10 nursing schools offering postgraduate and doctoral education in Turkey, and data was collected from academics working in these schools who agreed to participate in the study. After obtaining the required approval from the ethics committees and institutional permissions, data was collected from 248 academic nurses using a personal information form and a "Job Satisfaction Scale" between June 2009 and January 2010. The data was analyzed by frequency and percentage distribution, using Cronbach's Alpha coefficient, ANOVA, Qui-Square and Tukey's HSD test for advanced analysis methods with SPSS 11.5 statistics packet software. This study concludes that academic nurses are moderately satisfied with their jobs. In addition, job satisfaction was found to be lower among research assistants, assistant professors, nurses with less than 10 years of academic experience, nurses who have completed their doctorate dissertations, or who are working on appointment or contract basis. PMID:23870689

Altunta?, Serap

2014-04-01

367

Career Commitment, Career Plans, and Job-Related Stress: A Follow-Up Study of Pharmacy Students as Pharmacists.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A follow-up study 2 years later of 73 University of Georgia College of Pharmacy graduates found respondents' career commitment level had decreased and most had changed their long-term career plans. Increasing stress was associated with lower career commitment and greater job dissatisfaction. More longitudinal career studies are recommended.…

Wolfgang, Alan P.; Ortmeier, Brian G.

1993-01-01

368

Middle School Organization, Teacher Job Satisfaction, and School Climate.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The attitudes of middle and junior high school teachers toward their job and school climate are compared in this study. Twenty-nine teachers from a school having a modern middle school orientation (multi-age grouping, exploratory curriculum, and an interdisciplinary team organization) were compared with twenty teachers from a departmentally…

Ashton, Patricia; And Others

369

Direct care worker's perceptions of job satisfaction following implementation of work-based learning.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to understand the impact of a work-based learning program on the work lives of Direct Care Workers (DCWs) at assisted living (AL) residences. The research questions were addressed using focus group data collected as part of a larger evaluation of a work-based learning (WBL) program called Jobs to Careers. The theoretical perspective of symbolic interactionism was used to frame the qualitative data analysis. Results indicated that the WBL program impacted DCWs' job satisfaction through the program curriculum and design and through three primary categories: relational aspects of work, worker identity, and finding time. This article presents a conceptual model for understanding how these categories are interrelated and the implications for WBL programs. Job satisfaction is an important topic that has been linked to quality of care and reduced turnover in long-term care settings. PMID:24652945

Lopez, Cynthia; White, Diana L; Carder, Paula C

2014-02-01

370

Job satisfaction and issues related to the retention of environmental health professionals in North Carolina.  

PubMed

Issues related to job satisfaction of environmental health professionals in North Carolina health departments were evaluated using an online survey instrument. Respondents (N = 433) indicated that the major issues regarding retention were inadequate or poor salary and limited opportunities for career advancement. Significant differences were found in satisfaction with salary and career advancement among regions, which may indicate the need for different intervention strategies. Salary inequities were identified for women with 6-10 and 11-15 years of experience. When overall satisfaction was correlated with salary, a positive significant association was found (r = 0.095, p = .049). Overall satisfaction was not significantly correlated with age, gender, or years of practice. PMID:19882986

Zontek, Tracy L; DuVernois, Candice Cline; Ogle, Burton R

2009-10-01

371

Health care reform and job satisfaction of primary health care physicians in Lithuania  

PubMed Central

Background The aim of this research paper is to study job satisfaction of physicians and general practitioners at primary health care institutions during the health care reform in Lithuania. Methods Self-administrated anonymous questionnaires were distributed to all physicians and general practitioners (N = 243, response rate – 78.6%), working at Kaunas primary health care level establishments, in October – December 2003. Results 15 men (7.9%) and 176 women (92.1%) participated in the research, among which 133 (69.6%) were GPs and 58 (30.4%) physicians. Respondents claimed to have chosen to become doctors, as other professions were of no interest to them. Total job satisfaction of the respondents was 4.74 point (on a 7 point scale). Besides 75.5% of the respondents said they would not recommend their children to choose a PHC level doctor's profession. The survey also showed that the respondents were most satisfied with the level of autonomy they get at work – 5.28, relationship with colleagues – 5.06, and management quality – 5.04, while compensation (2.09), social status (3.36), and workload (3.93) turned to be causing the highest dissatisfaction among the respondents. The strongest correlation (Spearmen's ratio) was observed between total job satisfaction and such factors as the level of autonomy – 0.566, workload – 0.452, and GP's social status – 0.458. Conclusion Total job satisfaction of doctors working at primary health care establishments in Lithuania is relatively low, and compensation, social status, and workload are among the key factors that condition PHC doctors' dissatisfaction with their job. PMID:15748299

Buciuniene, Ilona; Blazeviciene, Aurelija; Bliudziute, Egle

2005-01-01

372

Job satisfaction and morale in the Ugandan health workforce.  

PubMed

Ugandan health workers are dissatisfied with their jobs, especially their compensation and working conditions. About one in four would like to leave the country to improve their outlook, including more than half of all physicians. In this paper we report differences by type of health worker, sex, age, sector (public or nonprofit), and location. Policy strategies to strengthen human resources for health in Uganda should focus on salary and benefits (especially health coverage), working conditions and workload, facility infrastructure (including water and electricity), management, and workforce camaraderie. PMID:19661112

Hagopian, Amy; Zuyderduin, Anneke; Kyobutungi, Naomi; Yumkella, Fatu

2009-01-01

373

Contribution to social exchange in public organizations: examining how support, trust, satisfaction, commitment and work outcomes are related  

Microsoft Academic Search

The intent of the research was to examine the relationships between support, trust, satisfaction, commitment and work outcomes. The framework of social exchange theory was used as a guide. The research described in this study replicates in the public sector (N = 704) and previous findings obtained in a study conducted in the private sector. Consistent with the study in private sector,

Pascal Paillé; Francois Grima; Marie-Ève Dufour

2012-01-01

374

Relationship of caregiver education to child-oriented attitudes, job satisfaction, and behaviors toward children  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined relationships between behaviors toward children and a variety of caregiver characteristics—formal education, child-oriented attitudes, satisfaction with child care employment, and commitment to the child care field as a career. Detailed narrative descriptions of the behavior of 37 center-based caregivers responsible for groups of three- to five-year-olds were collected and then coded according to the Prescott, Jones, and

Laura E. Berk

1985-01-01

375

Nurse manager job satisfaction and intent to leave.  

PubMed

An electronic survey was used to collect data from 291 nurse managers working in U.S. hospitals. Seventy percent were satisfied or very satisfied with their jobs and 68% were either likely or very likely to recommend nursing management as a career choice. Seventy-two percent of these nurse managers were also planning to leave their positions in the next 5 years. The four most common reasons reported for intent to leave included burnout, career change, retirement, and promotion. Burnout was the most common reason cited by the entire sample but the fourth most common reason for leaving cited by those nurse managers who were planning to leave and also satisfied or very satisfied with their positions. Recommendations for nursing leaders include evaluating the workload of nurse managers, providing career counseling, and developing succession plans. PMID:24689156

Warshawsky, Nora E; Havens, Donna S

2014-01-01

376

Sponsorship and the internal audience: examining how corporate sponsorship is related to organization identification and job satisfaction  

E-print Network

-related constructs, fan identification with a sponsored sport property, employee involvement with the sponsorship, and employee attitude toward the sponsorship were hypothesized to be positively related to employee organization identification and job satisfaction...

Hall, Todd Kristopher

2009-05-15

377

The relationship between job satisfaction and health: a meta-analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: A vast number of published studies have suggested a link between job satisfaction levels and health. The sizes of the relationships reported vary widely. Narrative overviews of this relationship have been published, but no systematic meta-analysis review has been conducted.Methods: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 485 studies with a combined sample size of 267 995 individuals was conducted,

E B Faragher; M Cass; C L Cooper

2005-01-01

378

Negative and positive spillover between work and home : Relationship to perceived stress and job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to test a model of the relations between positive and negative work-to-home interference home-to-work interference on perceived stress, and job satisfaction. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The mediating role of negative and positive work-to-home interference (WHI) and home-to-work interference (HWI) was examined. Perceived stress as a mediator was also tested. Data were obtained from a

Marcel Lourel; Michael T. Ford; Claire Edey Gamassou; Nicolas Guéguen; Anne Hartmann

2009-01-01

379

The Influence of Religious Personal Identity on the Relationships Among Religious Dissimilarity, Value Dissimilarity, and Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of religious dissimilarity and religious personal identity on one’s\\u000a job satisfaction. Data were collected from 260 top managers. Structural equation modeling indicated that religious dissimilarity\\u000a positively affected perceived value dissimilarity from others, which in turn, held a negative association with job satisfaction.\\u000a These effects were qualified, however, by a significant

George B. Cunningham

2010-01-01

380

Delving Deeper into Morale, Job Satisfaction and Motivation among Education ProfessionalsRe-examining the Leadership Dimension  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article builds on what the author has, elsewhere, identified as a ‘fifth level of understanding or elucidation’ in relation to what influences three specific work-related attitudes; morale, job satisfaction and motivation. It picks up the ‘story so far’ of what researchinformed analyses reveal as morale-, job-satisfaction- and motivation-influencing factors.Taking this as a starting point, it applies a comparative analysis

Linda Evans

2001-01-01

381

Job satisfaction and motivation of health workers in public and private sectors: cross-sectional analysis from two Indian states  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Ensuring health worker job satisfaction and motivation are important if health workers are to be retained and effectively deliver health services in many developing countries, whether they work in the public or private sector. The objectives of the paper are to identify important aspects of health worker satisfaction and motivation in two Indian states working in public and private

David H Peters; Subrata Chakraborty; Prasanta Mahapatra; Laura Steinhardt

2010-01-01

382

The Role of Teacher and Faculty Trust in Forming Teachers' Job Satisfaction: Do Years of Experience Make a Difference?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study relates trust at the level of both the teacher and the faculty to teachers' job satisfaction. Teaching experience is explored as a moderator of the trust-satisfaction relationship. Multilevel analyses on data of 2091 teachers across 80 secondary schools in Flanders (Belgium) revealed positive associations between teacher trust in…

Van Maele, Dimitri; Van Houtte, Mieke

2012-01-01

383

Job Stressors and Teacher Job Satisfaction in Programs Serving Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teacher turnover is problem that continues to plague the field of special education, given the associated costs when a teacher leaves his or her job. The challenges associated with recruitment and retention of quality teachers, especially in programs serving students with emotional and behavioral disorders (E/BD) have been attributed to a variety…

Adera, Beatrice A.; Bullock, Lyndal M.

2010-01-01

384

Factors influencing job satisfaction of new graduate nurses participating in nurse residency programs: a systematic review.  

PubMed

HOW TO OBTAIN CONTACT HOURS BY READING THIS ISSUE Instructions: 1.3 contact hours will be awarded by Villanova University College of Nursing upon successful completion of this activity. A contact hour is a unit of measurement that denotes 60 minutes of an organized learning activity. This is a learner-based activity. Villanova University College of Nursing does not require submission of your answers to the quiz. A contact hour certificate will be awarded once you register, pay the registration fee, and complete the evaluation form online at https://villanova.gosignmeup.com/dev_students.asp?action=browse&main=Nursing+Journals&misc=564. In order to obtain contact hours you must: 1. Read the article, "Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction of New Graduate Nurses Participating in Nurse Residency Programs: A Systematic Review," found on pages 439-450, carefully noting any tables and other illustrative materials that are included to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the content. Be sure to keep track of the amount of time (number of minutes) you spend reading the article and completing the quiz. 2. Read and answer each question on the quiz. After completing all of the questions, compare your answers to those provided within this issue. If you have incorrect answers, return to the article for further study. 3. Go to the Villanova website to register for contact hour credit. You will be asked to provide your name, contact information, and a VISA, MasterCard, or Discover card number for payment of the $20.00 fee. Once you complete the online evaluation, a certificate will be automatically generated. This activity is valid for continuing education credit until September 30, 2016. CONTACT HOURS This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated. Villanova University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. OBJECTIVES Describe the various determinants of job satisfaction. Identify areas for future research of nurse residency programs and new graduate nurses' job satisfaction and retention. DISCLOSURE STATEMENT Neither the planners nor the authors have any conflicts of interest to disclose. Nurse residency programs are designed to increase competence and skill, and ease the transition from student to new graduate nurse. These programs also offer the possibility to positively influence the job satisfaction of new graduate nurses, which could decrease poor nursing outcomes. However, little is known about the impact of participation in a nurse residency program on new graduate nurses' satisfaction. This review examines factors that influence job satisfaction of nurse residency program participants. Eleven studies were selected for inclusion, and seven domains influencing new graduate nurses' satisfaction during participation in nurse residency programs were identified: extrinsic rewards, scheduling, interactions and support, praise and recognition, professional opportunities, work environment, and hospital system. Within these domains, the evidence for improved satisfaction with nurse residency program participation was mixed. Further research is necessary to understand how nurse residency programs can be designed to improve satisfaction and increase positive nurse outcomes. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2014;45(10):439-450. PMID:25280192

Lin, Patrice S; Viscardi, Molly Kreider; McHugh, Matthew D

2014-10-01

385

Impact of marketing work-place diversity on employee job involvement and organizational commitment.  

PubMed

Much of the debate about managing work-force diversity concerns the rationale for the procedures used and the outcomes produced by programs perceived to be unfair. The authors explored the role of organizational justice in diversity initiatives; they examined which of 6 diversity arguments (T. H. Cox & S. Blake, 1991) were most often used by U.S. firms and accepted by employees. They also surveyed U.S. workers about diversity issues at work; the problem-solving diversity argument was related to higher employee job involvement and organizational commitment, even though the respondents ranked the resource-acquisition argument as the most acceptable. The authors also found that many organizational-justice issues still need to be resolved, even in those organizations with diversity-management programs. PMID:10902377

Kirby, S L; Richard, O C

2000-06-01

386

Factors influencing applicant willingness to apply for the advertised job opening: the mediational role of credibility, satisfaction and attraction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study examined the effects of the information given in a job advertisement on the potential applicants' willingness to apply for the job opening with the mediating roles of credibility of and satisfaction from the information given in the ad and attraction to the organization. One hundred and fifty-four students were randomly assigned to the three different versions of

Gizem Acarlar; Reyhan Bilgiç

2012-01-01

387

A Stepwise Discriminant Analysis of Job Satisfaction and Group Cohesiveness of Biracial Blue and White Collar Workers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors investigated differences in the job satisfaction and group cohesiveness of blue-collar and white-collar workers under participative and authoritative leadership styles for Negroes and whites. The Job Descriptive Index, Seashore's measure of group cohesiveness, and Likert's "Profile of Organizational Characteristics" were used. Some…

Milutinovich, Jugoslav S.; And Others

388

A Correlational Study of Telework Frequency, Information Communication Technology, and Job Satisfaction of Home-Based Teleworkers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2008, 33.7 million Americans teleworked from home. The Telework Enhancement Act (S. 707) and the Telework Improvements Act (H.R. 1722) of 2009 were designed to increase the number of teleworkers. The research problem addressed was the lack of understanding of factors that influence home-based teleworkers' job satisfaction. Job dissatisfaction…

Webster-Trotman, Shana P.

2010-01-01

389

Job insecurity in temporary versus permanent workers: Associations with attitudes, well-being, and behaviour  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent research suggests that the relationship between job insecurity and psychological outcomes is more negative among permanent compared with temporary workers. We investigate possible interaction effects between job insecurity and type of contract (temporary versus permanent) for various psychological outcomes (job satisfaction, organizational commitment, life satisfaction, and self-rated performance), some of which have received little attention. We aim to explain

Nele De Cuyper; Hans De Witte

2007-01-01

390

Overworked and Isolated? Predicting the Effect of Work-Family Conflict, Autonomy, and Workload on Organizational Commitment and Turnover of Virtual Workers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study proposes that work-family conflict, autonomy, and workload influence work exhaustion and job satisfaction. Exhaustion is also thought to influence satisfaction. The model further proposes that work exhaustion and job satisfaction will affect organizational commitment, which, in turn, will influence turnover intention. The study was conducted at a company in the computer and software services industry. Overall, good support

Manju Ahuja; Katherine M. Chudoba; Joey F. George; Chuck Kacmar; D. Harrison Mcknight

2002-01-01

391

Does Fairness Matter More to Some than to Others? The Moderating Role of Workplace Status on The Relationship Between Procedural Fairness Perceptions and Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three field studies explored the relations among status, procedural fairness, and job satisfaction in the workplace. Study\\u000a 1 revealed that status differences moderated the relationship between procedural fairness and job satisfaction such that there\\u000a was a stronger relationship between procedural fairness and job satisfaction for individuals with higher perceived status\\u000a than for those with lower perceived status. Study 2 examined

Kristina A. Diekmann; Harris Sondak; Zoe I. Barsness

2007-01-01

392

The impact of natural disaster on absenteeism, job satisfaction, and job performance of survival employees: An empirical study of the survivors in Wenchuan Earthquake  

Microsoft Academic Search

Natural disasters cause serious damage to businesses in the stricken areas and greatly affect survivors’ psychology and behaviors.\\u000a Based on data from 206 survival employees in 33 affected firms in Wenchuan Earthquake, this study analyzes the impact of natural\\u000a disaster on absenteeism, job satisfaction, and job performance of survival employees. Results indicate that after the earthquake,\\u000a survival employees’ absenteeism and

Xin Qin; Yuexin Jiang

2011-01-01

393

Qualitative study of African-American job satisfaction in a scientific/technical research environment  

SciTech Connect

Many studies have been conducted in the area of job satisfaction. Its necessary attributes sor components have been studied, analyzed, validated, standardized, and normed, onpredominantly white male populations. Few of these studies have focused on people of color, specifically African-Americans, and fewer still on those African-Americans working in a high-tech, scientific and research environments. The researchers have defined what is necessary for the current dominent culture`s population, but are their findings applicable and valid for our nation`s other cultures and ethnic groups? Among the conclusions: the subjects felt that there was no real difference in job satisfiers from their white colleagues; however the subjects had the sense of community (African-American) and the need to give back to it. Frustrations included politics, funding, and lack of control.

Krossa, C.D. [San Francisco Univ. (United States)

1996-09-01

394

Job satisfaction and retention of military nurses: a review of the literature.  

PubMed

Job satisfaction is an extremely important concept that influences a nurse's decision to stay in an organization, as well as the cost of turnover and the nursing shortage. The purpose of this review is to identify published research studies that have assessed job satisfaction and retention (intent to stay) in military nurses serving in the Army, Navy, or Air Force. The available literature was searched from 1980 to 2010 and the review resulted in 21 studies. The majority of the studies used 2 descriptive correlational design and was specific to one particular service. The researchers reported several satisfiers such as strong sense of teamwork, favorable work environments, pay and benefits, promotional opportunities, leadership and management experiences offered to junior officers. One of the major dissatisfiers was the lack of support from leadership. Nurse researchers must expand the retention science with robust longitudinal interventional studies. Nurse researchers are well positioned to provide military nurse leaders with the best possible evidence to address issues and make decisions regarding nurse retention. PMID:21639022

Zangaro, George A; Kelley, Patricia A Watts

2010-01-01

395

Professional Characteristics and Job Satisfaction Among SGIM Members: A Comparison of Part-time and Full-time Physician Members  

PubMed Central

BACKGROUND As more physicians work part-time (PT), the faculty, institutions, and organizations that represent them should understand the factors that motivate and satisfy these physicians. OBJECTIVE Compare factors associated with job satisfaction among PT and full-time (FT) academic physicians. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. PARTICIPANTS Members of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), a national, academic Internal Medicine organization. RESULTS Fifty percent (1,396 of 2,772) of SGIM members responded, 11% work PT. Compared to FT, PT physicians were more often female (85% vs 38%, p?Job satisfaction was similar between PT and FT Cs and CEs. For PT Cs and CEs, record of publication (11% vs 21%, p?=?.04) and local and national recognition (24% vs 36%, p?=?.03) were less important to overall job satisfaction compared to FT Cs and CEs. In multivariate analysis, academic rank (odds ratio [OR]?=?7.18, 95%CI?=?1.40–36.50) was associated with higher satisfaction among PT Cs and CEs. CONCLUSIONS PT and FT C and CE SGIM members report similar satisfaction, but different factors contribute to satisfaction. Knowing what motivates and satisfies PT physicians may allow medical centers to retain faculty and create positions to help them to fulfill their potential. PMID:18483832

Harrison, Rebecca A.; Mechaber, Hilit F.; Phillips, Christopher; Gallagher, Thomas H.

2008-01-01

396

Assessing the Relationship between Airlines' Maintenance Outsourcing and Aviation Professionals' Job Satisfaction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The current economic and security challenges placed an additional burden on U.S. airlines to provide optimum service at reasonable costs to the flying public. In efforts to stay competitive, U.S. airlines increased foreign-based outsourcing of aircraft major repair and overhaul (MRO) mainly to reduce labor costs and conserve capital. This concentrated focus on outsourcing and restructuring, ignored job dissatisfaction among remaining employees which could reduce and or eliminate an airline's competitiveness. The purpose of this quantitative study was (a) to assess the relationship between increased levels of foreign-based MRO outsourcing and aviation professionals' job satisfaction (Y1); (b) to assess the influence of increased levels of foreign-based outsourcing on MRO control (Y2), MRO error rate (Y3), and MRO technical punctuality (Y4) as perceived by aviation professionals; and (c) to assess the influence of increased levels of foreign-based MRO outsourcing on technical skills (Y5) and morale ( Y6) as perceived by aviation professionals. The survey instrument was utilized based on Paul Spector's Job Satisfaction Questionnaire and MRO specific questions. A random sample of 300 U.S. airline participants was requested via MarketTools to meet required sample size of 110 as determined through a priori power analysis. Study data rendered 198 useable surveys of 213 total responses, and correlation, multiple regression, and ANOVA methods were used to test study hypotheses. The Spearman's rho for (Y 1) was statistically significant, p = .010 and multiple regression was statistically significant, p < .001. A one-way ANOVA indicated participants differed in their opinions of (Y2) through (Y6), Recommendations for future research include contrasting domestic and global MRO providers, and examining global aircraft parts suppliers and aviation technical training.

McCamey, Rotorua

397

Demographic and workplace characteristics which add to the prediction of stress and job satisfaction within the police workplace  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much research has been conducted into aspects of the police workplace that contribute to stress for individual officers. The\\u000a current paper examines the influence of worksplace and job characteristics on both officers' stress and their job satisfaction.\\u000a Police officers recruited from two divisions of an Australian state police service (n=749) were surveyed. Results show that\\u000a there was a positive relationship

Jeremy D. Davey; Patricia L. Obst; Mary C. Sheehan

2001-01-01

398

Análisis de los determinantes estructurales de la satisfacción laboral. Aplicación en el sector educativo\\/Analizing the Structural Determinants of Job Satisfaction. An Application in the Educational Field  

Microsoft Academic Search

The survival and success of organizations depends more each day on their human resources. The current organization needs that employees consider the corporative objectives as their own objectives. So, job satisfaction of employees has a growing importance as a competitive and quality factor of the organization. This paper presents a research about determining factors of job satisfaction in the private

CARLOS ARTACHO RUIZ; FERNANDO J. FUENTES GARCÍA; TOMÁS J. LÓPEZ-GUZMÁN GUZMÁN

2007-01-01

399

Changing times, changing lives: a new look at job satisfaction in two university Schools of Education located in the English West Midlands  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports on the outcomes from an initial study to explore the job satisfaction of academics in the light of changes in higher education in the UK. The study is placed in relation to attendant concerns that the job satisfaction, motivation and morale of academic staff may be being tested. A questionnaire and semi?structured interviews were used to secure

Christopher Rhodes; Anne Hollinshead; Alan Nevill

2007-01-01

400

A national cross-sectional study on nurses' intent to leave and job satisfaction in Lebanon: implications for policy and practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Lebanon is perceived to be suffering from excessive nurse migration, low job satisfaction, poor retention and high turnover. Little is known about the magnitude of nurse migration and predictors of intent to leave. The objective of this study is to determine the extent of nurses' intent to leave and examine the impact of job satisfaction on intent to leave.

Fadi El-Jardali; Hani Dimassi; Nuhad Dumit; Diana Jamal; Gladys Mouro

2009-01-01

401

Public and private schoolteachers’ differences in terms of job attitudes in Albania  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the present study, the attitudinal differences between public and private schoolteachers in Albania were investigated. Since the type of the organization varies, one would expect different climates for the emergence of job attitudes—mainly job satisfaction, job involvement, and organizational commitment, the most frequently studied job attitudes in the industrial and organizational psychology literature. It was hypothesized that the private

Migena Buka; Reyhan Bilgiç

2010-01-01

402

Participation in continuous, on-the-job training and the impact on job satisfaction: longitudinal evidence from the German labour market  

Microsoft Academic Search

A number of studies in the human resources literature acknowledge the importance of workplace training for inducing organizational commitment on the part of workers. However, small sample sizes and the absence of relevant panel data have raised concerns about the general validity of results and highlighted the need for further research to explicitly include on-the-job training as an important facet

Yannis Georgellis; Thomas Lange

2007-01-01

403

Does Job Satisfaction Adapt to Working Conditions? An Empirical Analysis for Rotating Shift Work, Flextime,and Temporary Employment in UK  

Microsoft Academic Search

The hedonic treadmill model for subjective well-being was subject to several recent empirical analyses based on individual panel data. Most of this adaptation literature is concentrated on how life events affect measures of life satisfaction and happiness, whereas adaptation processes of domain satisfactions like job satisfaction are largely unstudied. The aim of this paper is to test empirically adaptation processes

Dominik Hanglberger

2011-01-01

404

Effects of Individual and Organizational Factors on Job Satisfaction and Intent to Stay in the Hotel and Restaurant Industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

While employee turnover has long been recognized as a critical factor to be effectively managed by the hospitality industry, there has been little effort aimed at developing a systematic model to address and predict employee intentions to stay. This research investigated the effects of individual and organizational factors on job satisfaction and intent to stay of hotel and restaurant employees.

Kakyom Kim; Giri Jogaratnam

2010-01-01

405

Predictors of Job Satisfaction among Staff in Residential Settings for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities: A Comparison between Three Residential Models  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: This cross-sectional study aims to assess whether there are differences in staff job satisfaction, including organizational and individual characteristics, between three residential models for adults with intellectual disabilities (small residential home, group home and institution) and to investigate the organizational and individual…

Chou, Yueh-Ching; Kroger, Teppo; Lee, Yue-Chune

2010-01-01

406

Person-Environment Congruence, Self-Efficacy, and Environmental Identity in Relation to Job Satisfaction: A Career Decision Theory Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the relationship between person-environment congruence, self-efficacy, and environmental identity and job satisfaction. Participants were 198 employees of a multinational telecommunications corporation. The predictor domain included the lachan Index (R. lachan, 1984), the Mahalanobis Distance Index (L. J. Cronbach & G. C.…

Perdue, Stacie Vernick; Reardon, Robert C.; Peterson, Gary W.

2007-01-01

407

Teacher Job Satisfaction and Motivation to Leave the Teaching Profession: Relations with School Context, Feeling of Belonging, and Emotional Exhaustion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the relations between school context variables and teachers' feeling of belonging, emotional exhaustion, job satisfaction, and motivation to leave the teaching profession. Six aspects of the school context were measured: value consonance, supervisory support, relations with colleagues, relations with parents, time pressure, and…

Skaalvik, Einar M.; Skaalvik, Sidsel

2011-01-01

408

A Qualitative Study Investigating Gender Differences in Primary Work Stressors and Levels of Job Satisfaction in Greek Junior Hospital Doctors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Primary work stressors and job satisfaction/dissatisfaction in Greek Junior Hospital Doctors (JHDs) are investigated to identify similarities and differences in the reports obtained from male and female hospital doctors. Participants in the study included 32 male and 28 female Greek hospital doctors who provided information through…

Antoniou, Alexander-Stamatios; Cooper, Cary L.; Davidson, Marilyn J.

2008-01-01

409

Herzberg's motivation-hygiene theory and job satisfaction in the malaysian retail sector: the mediating effect of love of money  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines what motivates employees in the retail industry, and examines their level of job satisfaction, using Herzberg's hygiene factors and motivators. In this study, convenience sampling was used to select sales personnel from women's clothing stores in Bandar Sunway shopping mall in the state of Selangor. The results show that hygiene factors were the dominant motivators of sales

Teck Hong Tan; Amna Waheed

2011-01-01

410

Role Stress, Interrole Conflict, and Job Satisfaction among University Employees: The Creation and Test of a Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many universities have experienced financial hardships during the recent economic downturn. To save money, several have resorted to laying off employees, which has often resulted in increased work and stress for the remaining employees. Such an increase has the potential to adversely affect employees' sense of job satisfaction. This study created…

Love, Keisha M.; Tatman, Anthony W.; Chapman, Benjamin P.

2010-01-01

411

Motivations for becoming a police officer: Re-assessing officer attitudes and job satisfaction after six years on the street  

Microsoft Academic Search

Few studies had examined the stability of motivations for becoming a police officer over time, especially among minority and female officers. Moreover, research had not explored the links between original motivations and job satisfaction, a likely proxy measure of motivation fulfillment. The current research was a follow-up to Raganella and White (2004) who examined motivations among academy recruits in the

Michael D. White; Jonathon A. Cooper; Jessica Saunders; Anthony J. Raganella

2010-01-01

412

An exploratory analysis of the influence of human resource management activities and organizational climate on job satisfaction in Turkish banks  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study aims to explore the influence of human resource management (HRM) activities and organizational climate on job satisfaction in Turkish banks. The study first examines the relative influence of eight HRM activities of: (i) behavior and attitudes (in recruitment and selection); (ii) teamwork; (iii) extensive training; (iv) written policies; (v) training in multiple functions; (vi) incentives; (vii) performance appraisal;

Nihat Kaya; Erdogan Koc; Demet Topcu

2010-01-01

413

Work Values and Job Satisfaction of Arkansas Business Educators in Secondary Systems and Community/Technical Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The work values and job satisfaction of Arkansas business educators in secondary school systems and community/technical colleges were examined through a survey of a random sample of 129 of Arkansas' 926 secondary and community/technical college business educators. Of those teachers sent surveys (67 secondary and 62 community/technical college…

Funderburg, Dinnah L.; Kapes, Jerome T.

414

Direct and Indirect Effects of Education on Job Satisfaction: A Structural Equation Model for the Spanish Case  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Empirical literature has traditionally analyzed the effect of education on job satisfaction with single-equation models that ignore interrelationships between theoretical explanatory variables. Their results are somewhat inconclusive. We propose estimating a structural equation model to obtain both the direct effects and the set of indirect…

Fabra, M. Eugenia; Camison, Cesar

2009-01-01

415

Culture, industrialisation and multiple domains of employees' job satisfaction: a case for HR strategy redesign in India  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the link between cultural behavioural traits, the potential effect of industrialisation and multiple domains of job satisfaction, utilising survey data collected from public and private service sector employees in Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya in the North East Region (NER) of India. Results from ordered probit regressions demonstrate a statistically significant impact of both, extrinsic and

Thomas Lange; Gail Pacheco; Vijay Kumar Shrotryia

2010-01-01

416

Examining the Mediating Effect of Job Satisfaction on the Relation between Responsibilities and Career Aspiration of Vice-Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports a study designed to examine the mediating effect of vice-principals' job satisfaction on the relation between their responsibility roles and career aspirations. Based on a Hong Kong data set, the study confirmed that responsibilities had both a direct effect and an indirect effect on career aspiration; the latter was mediated…

Kwan, Paula

2011-01-01

417

Perspectives of Employees with Intellectual Disabilities on Themes Relevant to Their Job Satisfaction. An Explorative Study Using Photovoice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: This study explored the perspectives of people with intellectual disabilities on themes relevant to their job satisfaction in integrated and sheltered employment. Method: The photovoice method was used. Nine participants with moderate to mild intellectual disabilities, working in integrated and sheltered employment, took pictures of…

Akkerman, Alma; Janssen, Cees G. C.; Kef, Sabina; Meininger, Herman P.

2014-01-01

418

The Cultural Orientations of Entrepreneurs and Employees' Job Satisfaction: The Turkish Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) Case  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The primary purpose of this study was to determine whether cultural orientations which were pervasive and salient in the society of SMEs' entrepreneurs predict employees' job satisfaction. Paternalism, collectivism, individualism, power distance, uncertainty avoidance were assessed as pervasive and salient attributes for Turkish society. Data were…

Yetim, Nalan; Yetim, Unsal

2006-01-01

419

The Relationship between Work Values and Job Satisfaction for Community College Leadership Trainees: A Replication and Cross-Validation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted in 1990-91 to explore the work values and job satisfaction of minority professionals in community colleges and technical institutes who aspire to advance in leadership positions. The sample consisted of 59 Black and Hispanic educators from community colleges and technical institutes across Texas who participated in the…

Torres, Belinda M.; Kapes, Jerome T.

420

Supporting front-line practitioners' professional development and job satisfaction in mental health and addiction.  

PubMed

Substantial organizational change in many health institutions has eliminated profession-based departments and replaced them with program management structures. This article aims to explore practitioners' perceptions of their professional work in a large urban centre for addiction and mental health that has undergone such change. Seventy-six practitioners from six professions participated in focus groups that were transcribed and analyzed. Practitioners' perceptions about their professional competence, performance, development, and job satisfaction were affected by three interrelated factors: available supervision from experts who validate practitioners' subjective work experiences and provide population-specific knowledge for effective interventions; teams that provide a home base and support through positive interpersonal relations, collaboration and informal feedback; and organizations and managers who provide assistance and training while expecting quality performance and productivity. Effective clinical and organizational leaders manage tensions between providing supportive environments and expecting accountability throughout the workplace. PMID:21425915

Bogo, Marion; Paterson, Jane; Tufford, Lea; King, Regine

2011-05-01

421

Perceived Agency in Retirement and Retiree Drinking Behavior: Job Satisfaction as a Moderator  

PubMed Central

Based on recent findings that post-retirement adjustment may be influenced by the conditions leading up to the decision to retire, we examine the impact of individual agency in the retirement decision on problematic drinking behavior, as well as the extent to which such an effect may itself depend upon the valence of the pre-retirement work experience. Using a sample of 304 blue-collar retirees, our findings indicate that, when controlling for pre-retirement drinking behavior, perceptions of retirement as the result of a more forced or involuntary decision are associated with greater alcohol consumption, while perceptions of retirement as the result of a more volitional or voluntary process are associated with lower levels of alcohol consumption and a lower risk of problematic drinking behavior. Our results also indicate that pre-retirement job satisfaction amplifies the former relationship, while attenuating the latter one. PMID:19956364

BACHARACH, SAMUEL; BAMBERGER, PETER; HOROWITZ-ROZEN, MICKEY

2008-01-01

422

The impact of sexual harassment on job satisfaction, turnover intentions, and absenteeism: findings from Pakistan compared to the United States.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to compare and contrast how differences in perceptions of sexual harassment impact productive work environments for employees in Pakistan as compared to the US; in particular, how it affects job satisfaction, turnover, and/or absenteeism. This study analyzed employee responses in Pakistan (n?=?146) and the United States (n?=?102, 76) using questionnaire data. Significant results indicated that employees who were sexually harassed reported (a) a decrease in job satisfaction (b) greater turnover intentions and (c) a higher rate of absenteeism. Cross-cultural comparisons indicated that (a) Pakistani employees who were sexually harassed had greater job dissatisfaction and higher overall absenteeism than did their US counterparts and (b) Pakistani women were more likely to use indirect strategies to manage sexual harassment than were US targets. PMID:24851198

Merkin, Rebecca S; Shah, Muhammad Kamal

2014-01-01

423

Examining the relationship between patient orientation and job satisfaction in health care: evidence from the nursing profession.  

PubMed

It is well-known that the United States faces a serious nursing shortage. A number of factors have contributed to the problem including an aging nursing workforce, fewer nursing job candidates, the aging of the baby boom population, and increased nurse dissatisfaction. The current work addresses one issue that is central to the problem: nursing satisfaction/dissatisfaction. Drawing from previous research in the services marketing literature, the work introduces the "patient orientation" construct and suggests that it is a critical motivational factor that is related to nursing satisfaction. Results from an empirical study reveal that the construct is positively related to overall nursing satisfaction while controlling for external factors including pay, benefits, supervisor, and reward satisfaction. Implications for healthcare managers and suggestions for future research are discussed. PMID:19042515

Harris, Eric G; Dearth, Richard; Paul, Shipra

2007-01-01

424

The Occupational Commitment and Intention to Quit of Practicing and Pre-Service Teachers: Influence of Self-Efficacy, Job Stress, and Teaching Context  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the present study was to explore the occupational commitment and quitting intention of practicing and pre-service teachers. We used a cross-sectional survey design to examine the impact of teachers' self-efficacy, job stress, and contextual factors on occupational commitment and quitting intention of 434 practicing teachers and 379…

Klassen, Robert M.; Chiu, Ming Ming

2011-01-01

425

Individual Skills Based Volunteerism and Life Satisfaction among Healthcare Volunteers in Malaysia: Role of Employer Encouragement, Self-Esteem and Job Performance, A Cross-Sectional Study  

PubMed Central

The purpose of this paper is to analyze two important outcomes of individual skills-based volunteerism (ISB-V) among healthcare volunteers in Malaysia. The outcomes are: job performance and life satisfaction. This study has empirically tested the impact of individual dimensions of ISB-V along with their inter-relationships in explaining the life satisfaction and job performance. Besides, the effects of employer encouragement to the volunteers, demographic characteristics of volunteers, and self-esteem of volunteers on job performance and life satisfaction have been studied. The data were collected through a questionnaire distributed to 1000 volunteers of St. John Ambulance in Malaysia. Three hundred and sixty six volunteers responded by giving their feedback. The model was tested using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). The main results of this study are: (1) Volunteer duration and nature of contact affects life satisfaction, (2) volunteer frequency has impact on volunteer duration, (3) self-esteem of volunteers has significant relationships with volunteer frequency, job performance and life satisfaction, (4) job performance of volunteers affect their life satisfaction and (5) current employment level has significant relationships with duration of volunteering, self esteem, employer encouragement and job performance of volunteers. The model in this study has been able to explain 39% of the variance in life satisfaction and 45% of the variance in job performance. The current study adds significantly to the body of knowledge on healthcare volunteerism. PMID:24194894

Veerasamy, Chanthiran; Sambasivan, Murali; Kumar, Naresh

2013-01-01

426

The psychological contract, organisational commitment and job satisfaction of temporary staff  

Microsoft Academic Search

The proportion of the workforce on temporary contracts of employment is increasing, as organisations use non-permanent staff as a flexible resource. Rousseau and Wade-Benzoni suggested such temporary staff have a different psychological contract with the organisation than their permanent counterparts. Temporary staff, it is argued, will have a transactional contract, with the emphasis upon the economic elements of the contract

David J. McDonald; Peter J. Makin

2000-01-01

427

Affective Commitment among Student Affairs Professionals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student affairs professionals in the United States were surveyed to determine the predictive value of overall job satisfaction, organizational support, organizational politics, and work/nonwork interaction on affective organizational commitment. Results indicate that a supportive work environment leads to increased affective attachment to the…

Boehman, Joseph

2007-01-01

428

Iowa community college Science, Engineering and Mathematics (SEM) faculty: Demographics and job satisfaction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Community college faculty members play an increasingly important role in the educational system in the United States. However, over the past decade, concerns have arisen, especially in several high demand fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), that a shortage of qualified faculty in these fields exists. Furthermore, the average age of community college faculty is increasing, which creates added concern of an increased shortage of qualified faculty due to a potentially large number of faculty retiring. To help further understand the current population of community college faculty, as well as their training needs and their satisfaction with their jobs, data needs to be collected from them and examined. Currently, several national surveys are given to faculty at institutions of higher education, most notably the Higher Education Research Institute Faculty Survey, the National Study of Postsecondary Faculty, and the Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement. Of these surveys the Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement is the only survey focused solely on community college faculty. This creates a problem because community college faculty members differ from faculty at 4-year institutions in several significant ways. First, qualifications for hiring community college faculty are different at 4-year colleges or universities. Whereas universities and colleges typically require their faculty to have a Ph.D., community colleges require their arts and science faculty to have a only master's degree and their career faculty to have experience and the appropriate training and certification in their field with only a bachelor's degree. The work duties and expectations for community college faculty are also different at 4-year colleges or universities. Community college faculty typically teach 14 to 19 credit hours a semester and do little, if any research, whereas faculty at 4-year colleges typically teach 9 to 12 credit hours a semester and are expected to conduct research and publish their findings. In addition, community colleges often have what is referred to as an "open door" policy of admission meaning that students are not required to have a particular score on a college placement test, such as the ACT or SAT, nor are they required to have a specified high school grade point average or rank. Most 4-year colleges and universities require a minimum score on a college placement test in addition to a minimum high school grade point average or rank. Because of these differing entrance requirements, or lack thereof, community colleges often have a higher percentage of students needing remedial or developmental coursework. This dissertation reports on data collected from a survey administered to full-time faculty at all 15 community colleges in Iowa. The survey was administered using Qualtrics software with assistance from the Office of Community College Research and Policy at Iowa State University. The results of the study were used to further examine who community college science, engineering and mathematics (SEM) faculty are in terms of their demographics and background, along with investigating factors from the survey that contribute to their overall job satisfaction. Multiple regression analysis on these variables along with gender and age examined different models for predicting overall job satisfaction.

Rogotzke, Kathy

429

Internal Marketing, Negative Experiences, and Volunteers'Commitment to Providing High-Quality Services in a UK Helping and Caring Charitable Organization  

Microsoft Academic Search

This empirical study examined the effects of “negative'' contact experiences with beneficiaries on charity volunteers' job satisfaction and organizational commitment within a helping and caring charitable organization that for 3.5 years had operated an internal marketing program. It was hypothesized that negative experiences downwardly moderated (i) the impact of the charity's internal market activities on satisfaction and commitment, and (ii)

Roger Bennett; Anna Barkensjo

2005-01-01

430

The relationship among distributive and procedural justice and correctional life satisfaction, burnout, and turnover intent: An exploratory study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Distributive and procedural justice, two dimensions of organizational justice, have been found to be salient antecedents of many correctional staff attitudes, such as job stress, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment; however, little correctional research has examined their relationships with the life satisfaction, burnout, and turnover intent. Multivariate regression equations were estimated to determine the association of personal characteristics, distributive justice,

Eric G. Lambert; Nancy L. Hogan; Shanhe Jiang; O. Oko Elechi; Barbaranne Benjamin; Angela Morris; John M. Laux; Paula Dupuy

2010-01-01

431

Rural health workers and their work environment: the role of inter-personal factors on job satisfaction of nurses in rural Papua New Guinea  

PubMed Central

Background Job satisfaction is an important focal attitude towards work. Understanding factors that relate to job satisfaction allows interventions to be developed to enhance work performance. Most research on job satisfaction among nurses has been conducted in acute care settings in industrialized countries. Factors that relate to rural nurses are different. This study examined inter-personal, intra-personal and extra-personal factors that influence job satisfaction among rural primary care nurses in a Low and Middle Income country (LMIC), Papua New Guinea. Methods Data was collected using self administered questionnaire from rural nurses attending a training program from 15 of the 20 provinces. Results of a total of 344 nurses were available for analysis. A measure of overall job satisfaction and measures for facets of job satisfaction was developed in the study based on literature and a qualitative study. Multi-variate analysis was used to test prediction models. Results There was significant difference in the level of job satisfaction by age and years in the profession. Higher levels of overall job satisfaction and intrinsic satisfaction were seen in nurses employed by Church facilities compared to government facilities (P <0.01). Ownership of facility, work climate, supervisory support and community support predicted 35% (R2 =0.35) of the variation in job satisfaction. The factors contributing most were work climate (17%) and supervisory support (10%). None of these factors were predictive of an intention to leave. Conclusions This study provides empirical evidence that inter-personal relationships: work climate and supportive supervision are the most important influences of job satisfaction for rural nurses in a LMIC. These findings highlight that the provision of a conducive environment requires attention to human relations aspects. For PNG this is very important as this critical cadre provide the frontline of primary health care for more than 70% of the population of the country. Many LMIC are focusing on rural health, with most of the attention given to aspects of workforce numbers and distribution. Much less attention is given to improving the aspects of the working environment that enhances intrinsic satisfaction and work climate for rural health workers who are currently in place if they are to be satisfied in their job and productive. PMID:22691270

2012-01-01

432

Relationship among individual-level computerization, organizational commitment, and job performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary form only given. More and more employees use computers due to the growth in information technology (IT). Also, IT has been greatly developed. However, it is said that few corporations are satisfied with their information systems. In addition, although some individual companies exhibited many examples of improving customer satisfaction and reducing costs, \\

I. Hiroaki

2001-01-01

433

The effects of person-organization fit on job satisfaction and turnover intention — The case of service industries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Voluntary turnover is costly to both the organization and the employee. Given these effects, organizational turnover and employee's attitude has received substantial attention in the literature. This research, focusing on the service industries, aimed to discuss the effects of person-organization fit on job satisfaction and turnover intention. In this study, we divided person-organization fit into three dimensions, they are person-policy

Yang Chunjiang; Wen Honglan; Lu Ye

2011-01-01

434

The Influence Of Perceived Managerial Work Values And Perceived Constructive Organizational Culture On Job Satisfaction Of Employees In Sport Organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main purpose of this study is to examine how employee job satisfaction is influenced by perceived managerial work values and perceived constructive organizational culture. Specifically, the current study model provides a conceptual framework describing interrelationships among three types of work values (i.e., Intrinsic, Extrinsic, and Social Relations), four dimensions of constructive organizational culture (i.e., Achievement, Self-actualizing, Humanistic-encouraging, and Affiliative),

Jong-Chae Kim

2011-01-01

435

The effect of task structure leadership style and jungian personality characteristics on job satisfaction: a field study  

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of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1980 Major Subject: Psychology THE EFFECT OF TASK STRUCTURE LEADERSHIP STYLE AND JUNGIAN PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS ON JOB SATISFACTION: A FIELD STUDY A Thesis by JENNIFER RHINE Approved... characteristics were derived from Carl Jung's theory of psychological types. Hypotheses concerning relationsh1ps between task var1ab1lity and leadersh1p style were based on House's Path-Goal theory. Derivations from the Path- Goal theory were hypothesized due...

Rhine, Jennifer

2012-06-07

436

The views of teaching assistants in English key stage 2 classes on their role, training and job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

As part of a multi-method, long-term study, 340 Teaching Assistants across Years 4 to 6 completed questionnaires that, among other things, asked for their perceptions of their role, training and job satisfaction. TAs reported that they mainly worked in the classroom, supporting pupils, rather than carrying out non-teaching tasks. They worked particularly with pupils who have SEN, low attainment or

Anthony Russell; Peter Blatchford; Paul Bassett; Penelope Brown; Clare Martin

2005-01-01

437

Job satisfaction of professional Irish dancers: implications for performer health and well-being.  

PubMed

This study investigates for the first time whether experienced former and current professional Irish dancers (PIDs) would recommend a career in Irish dance, and their perceived positive and negative attitudes toward this occupation. One hundred and sixty-five (71 current, 94 retired) PIDs participated in an online survey. Additional focus group interviews of six current and three retired PIDs were conducted to validate survey findings. PID comments were examined independently by the two investigators using thematic analysis and then cross-indexed and coded into the most common positive and negative themes. Ninety-four percent of surveyed PIDs and 100% of focus group participants stated that they would recommend a career in professional Irish dance. The main positive attributes identified included the opportunity to travel and experience diverse cultures, the development of enduring friendships, the pursuit of a hobby as a financially lucrative career, evolving personal life skills, and the maintenance of good physical health and fitness. The main negative themes included the insecure and short-term nature of the career, physical consequences in terms of pain and injury, potentially damaging psychological consequences, and practical difficulties inherent in a touring lifestyle. The effects of dancer job satisfaction on health, wellbeing, and performance are discussed, and recommendations for company managers and dance captains are developed based on findings. PMID:24565329

Cahalan, Roisin; O'Sullivan, Kieran

2013-12-01

438

Enhancing work motivation for Japanese female nurses in small to medium-sized private hospitals by analyzing job satisfaction.  

PubMed

Proper work environments are important for nurses to feel motivated. We examined the associations between work motivation and job satisfaction among Japanese nurses to improve their motivation. In Japan, relatively small and medium-sized private hospitals play a central role in the healthcare industry. In the present study, the subjects were nurses working in 23 small and medium-sized private hospitals that had 65 to 326 beds. We analyzed 1,116 registered and licensed practical female nurses (average age, 38.3 years; standard deviation, 11.3 years). Many nurses with their specialized nursing skills dedicate themselves to patient care. However, many of these nurses may not be interested in contributing to their hospitals. Nurses may have different opinions regarding dedication to patient care and contribution to their hospitals. Therefore, concerning work motivation, we produced these two different items, "Nurses' dedication to patients" and "Nurses' contribution to their hospitals." We also produced our own original new job satisfaction questionnaire. We found 7 facets of job satisfaction: "Work as specialists," "Workplace safety," "Relationships with superiors," "Work-life balance," "Relationships among nurses," "Communications with physicians," and "Salary." Multiple linear regression analyses show that both "Nurses' dedication to patients" and "Nurses' contribution to their hospitals" were significantly associated with "Work as specialists." Nurses feel their jobs of protecting people's lives and health are valuable. They do not feel motivated only by money. They value the intrinsic nature of their jobs. Creating proper work environments is important for nurses to be able to work as specialists. PMID:20208420

Kudo, Yasushi; Kido, Shigeri; Shahzad, Machiko Taruzuka; Shida, Kyoko; Satoh, Toshihiko; Aizawa, Yoshiharu

2010-03-01

439

A structural model depicting salespeople’s job stress  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study develops and tests a model of salespeople’s job stress relative to its proposed determinants and outcomes. The study\\u000a findings shed light on four questions concerning possible links between job stress and its precursors. The evidence gained\\u000a suggests that job stress may influence intention to leave through reduced organizational commitment and that job satisfaction\\u000a intervenes between salespeople’s role perceptions

Jeffrey K. Sager

1994-01-01

440

Emotional exhaustion and job performance: the mediating role of organizational commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

We analyze the impact of emotional exhaustion (EE) on turnover intention, task performance and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) among hospital nurses in China. The differential mediating effects of affective organizational commitment on the associations between EE and turnover intention, task performance and OCB were examined. Data were collected from both nurses and their supervising physicians using a questionnaire survey in

Louise Tourigny; Vishwanath V. Baba; Jian Han; Xiaoyun Wang

2012-01-01

441

When Being Able Is Not Enough. The Combined Value of Positive Affect and Self-Efficacy for Job Satisfaction in Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines how good strategies and praxis interplay with positive affect and self-efficacy to determine a teacher's job satisfaction, in the hypothesis that teaching effectively does not in itself guarantee satisfaction: positive affect and self-efficacy beliefs are needed. Self-assessment scales, designed to assess the use of efficient…

Moe, Angelica; Pazzaglia, Francesca; Ronconi, Lucia

2010-01-01

442

The effects of midwives' job satisfaction on burnout, intention to quit and turnover: a longitudinal study in Senegal  

PubMed Central

Background Despite working in a challenging environment plagued by persistent personnel shortages, public sector midwives in Senegal play a key role in tackling maternal mortality. A better understanding of how they are experiencing their work and how it is affecting them is needed in order to better address their needs and incite them to remain in their posts. This study aims to explore their job satisfaction and its effects on their burnout, intention to quit and professional mobility. Methods A cohort of 226 midwives from 22 hospitals across Senegal participated in this longitudinal study. Their job satisfaction was measured from December 2007 to February 2008 using a multifaceted instrument developed in West Africa. Three expected effects were measured two years later: burnout, intention to quit and turnover. Descriptive statistics were reported for the midwives who stayed and left their posts during the study period. A series of multiple regressions investigated the correlations between the nine facets of job satisfaction and each effect variable, while controlling for individual and institutional characteristics. Results Despite nearly two thirds (58.9%) of midwives reporting the intention to quit within a year (mainly to pursue new professional training), only 9% annual turnover was found in the study (41/226 over 2?years). Departures were largely voluntary (92%) and entirely domestic. Overall the midwives reported themselves moderately satisfied; least contented with their “remuneration” and “work environment” and most satisfied with the “morale” and “job security” facets of their work. On the three dimensions of the Maslach Burnout Inventory, very high levels of emotional exhaustion (80.0%) and depersonalization (57.8%) were reported, while levels of diminished personal accomplishment were low (12.4%). Burnout was identified in more than half of the sample (55%). Experiencing emotional exhaustion was inversely associated with “remuneration” and “task” satisfaction, actively job searching was associated with being dissatisfied with job “security” and voluntary quitting was associated with dissatisfaction with “continuing education”. Conclusions This study found that although midwives seem to be experiencing burnout and unhappiness with their working conditions, they retain a strong sense of confidence and accomplishment in their work. It also suggests that strategies to retain them in their positions and in the profession should emphasize continuing education. PMID:22546053

2012-01-01

443

Middle Management Decision Making and Job Satisfaction. The Relationship Between Participation in Decision Making, Personality Characteristics, and Job Satisfaction of Building Principals.  

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This booklet reports the results of two studies of building principals that attempted to determine the extent to which the relationship between participation in decisionmaking and satisfaction would be affected by the personality of the principal participants. One study revealed that a significant relationship existed between psychological…

Johnson, Dale A.; Weiss Donald J.

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Ethical Climate, Ethics Stress, and the Job Satisfaction of Nurses and Social Workers in the United States  

PubMed Central

Nurses and social workers are fundamental to the delivery of quality health care across the continuum of care. As health care becomes increasingly complex, these providers encounter difficult ethical issues in patient care, perceive limited respect in their work, and are increasingly dissatisfied. However, the link between ethics-related work factors and job satisfaction and intent to leave one’s job has rarely been considered. In this paper, we describe how nurses and social workers in the USA view the ethical climate in which they work, including the degree of ethics stress they feel, and the adequacy of organizational resources to address their ethical concerns. Controlling for socio-demographics, we examined the extent to which these factors affect nurses and social workers’ job satisfaction and their interest in leaving their current position. Data were from self-administered mail questionnaires of 1215 randomly selected nurses and social workers in four census regions of the United States. Respondents reported feeling powerless (32.5%) and overwhelmed (34.7%) with ethical issues in the workplace and frustration (52.8%) and fatigue (40%) when they cannot resolve ethical issues. In multivariate models, a positive ethical climate and job satisfaction protected against respondents’ intentions to leave as did perceptions of adequate or extensive institutional support for dealing with ethical issues. Black nurses were 3.21 times more likely than white nurses to want to leave their position. We suggest several strategies to reduce ethics stress and improve the ethical climate of the workplace for nurses and social workers. PMID:17619068

Ulrich, Connie; O'Donnell, Patricia; Taylor, Carol; Farrar, Adrienne; Danis, Marion; Grady, Christine

2008-01-01

445

The predictability of normative organizational commitment for turnover in Chinese companies: a cultural perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

While many researchers have shown that affective organizational commitment is the most valuable predicator for organizational outcomes, such as job satisfaction, the value of normative organizational commitment in predicting working behaviour needs to be clarified. Additionally, indices of organizational outcomes used in prior studies were almost always the employees' perceptions of and attitudes towards organizations, rather than actual behaviour. The

Xiang Yao; Lei Wang

2006-01-01

446

Previous Employment and Job Satisfaction Conditions: The Case of Regional Administration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the present work we study the different dimensions of satisfaction and the way of constitution of satisfaction of an important sample of the employees in the Regional administration of Crete and in their connection with the variable of the previous employment. We found statistically important differences for the components of satisfaction from the life, collaboration in and outside from the department, in the social satisfaction and the variable of the years in the service (labour group with <5 years in the service, group with 5-9 years in the service and labour group with 10-15 years in the service). The group with total few years in the work <5, presented smaller social and labour satisfaction than the other previous employment groups. In the other hand the group with many years in the service presents bigger satisfaction than the other groups. Finally, is important to note that the sample present some interesting characteristics.

Amalia, Myronaki; Nikolaos, Antonakas

2009-08-01

447

The Impact Assessment of Demographic Factors on Faculty Commitment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabian Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Organizational commitment is perceived as an attitude of association to the organization by an employee, which leads to particular job-related behaviors such as work absenteeism, job satisfaction and turnover intensions. Turnover is the ratio of the number of workers that had to be replaced in a given time period to the average number of workers.…

Iqbal, Adnan; Kokash, Husam A.; Al-Oun, Salem

2011-01-01

448

The relationship between job satisfaction, burnout, and turnover intention among physicians from urban state-owned medical institutions in Hubei, China: a cross-sectional study  

PubMed Central

Background Throughout China, a growing number of physicians are leaving or intending to depart from their organizations owing to job dissatisfaction. Little information is available about the role of occupational burnout in this association. We set out to analyze the relationship between job satisfaction, burnout, and turnover intention, and further to determine whether occupational burnout can serve as a mediator among Chinese physicians from urban state-owned medical institutions. Methods A cross-sectional survey was carried out in March 2010 in Hubei Province, central China. The questionnaires assessed sociodemographic characteristics, job satisfaction, burnout, and turnover intention. The job satisfaction and occupational burnout instruments were obtained by modifying the Chinese Physicians' Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (CPJSQ) and the Chinese Maslach Burnout Inventory (CMBI), respectively. Such statistical methods as one-way ANOVA, Pearson correlation, GLM-univariate and structural equation modeling were used. Results Of the 1600 physicians surveyed, 1451 provided valid responses. The respondents had medium scores (3.18 +/-0.73) on turnover intention, in which there was significant difference among the groups from three urban areas with different development levels. Turnover intention, which significantly and negatively related to all job-satisfaction subscales, positively related to each subscale of burnout syndrome. Work environment satisfaction (b = -0.074, p < 0.01), job rewards satisfaction (b = -0.073, p < 0.01), organizational management satisfaction (b = -0.146, p < 0.01), and emotional exhaustion (b = 0.135, p < 0.01) were identified as significant direct predictors of the turnover intention of physicians, with 41.2% of the variance explained unitedly, under the control of sociodemographic variables, among which gender, age, and years of service were always significant. However, job-itself satisfaction no longer became significant, with the estimated parameter on job rewards satisfaction smaller after burnout syndrome variables were included. As congregated latent concepts, job satisfaction had both significant direct effects (gamma21 = -0.32, p < 0.01) and indirect effects (gamma11 × beta21 = -0.13, p < 0.01) through occupational burnout (62% explained) as a mediator on turnover intention (47% explained). Conclusions Our study reveals that several, but not all dimensions of both job satisfaction and burnout syndrome are relevant factors affecting physicians' turnover intention, and there may be partial mediation effects of occupational burnout, mainly through emotional exhaustion, within the impact of job satisfaction on turnover intention. This suggests that enhancements in job satisfaction can be expected to reduce physicians' intentions to quit by the intermediary role of burnout as well as the direct path. It is hoped that these findings will offer some clues for health-sector managers to keep their physician resource motivated and stable. PMID:21943042

2011-01-01

449

Explaining the relationships between job characteristics, burnout, and engagement: The role of basic psychological need satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Within the Job Demands-Resources model, the presence of job demands (e.g., work pressure) and the absence of job resources (e.g., social support) relate to burnout through a psychological energetic process, whereas the presence of job resources associates with work engagement through a motivational process. Although various mechanisms have been suggested to understand these processes, empirical evidence for these mechanisms is

Anja Van den Broeck; Maarten Vansteenkiste; Hans De Witte; Willy Lens

2008-01-01

450

Different Effects of Workers' Trust on Work Stress, Perceived Stress, Stress Reaction, and Job Satisfaction between Korean and Japanese Workers  

PubMed Central

Objectives This study was conducted to investigate the effect of trust on work stress. Trust can be classified into three dimensions; social trust, institutional trust, and trust in others. The relationship between work stress and trust is regarded as having three components. First, trust has an influence on work stressors as an antecedent variable; secondly, trust modifies the effect of the various stressors, and finally, trust is one of the stressors. Methods Data for this study was collected by interviews and self-administered structured questionnaires from 376 Korean and 77 Japanese workers in small businesses. Subjects were selected by two stage stratified random sampling from the working population of manufacturing industries. Results Three different positions of trust are significantly related with the stress causation web. Social trust, institutional trust and trust in others significantly influence different work stressors in both Korean and Japanese workers. Three different kinds of trust influence work stressors among Korean workers, but institutional trust has no impact on work stressors among Japanese workers. As a moderating variable for perceived stress, distrust in an employer is statistically significant in both groups. However, stress symptom prevalence among Korean workers is modified by caution, trust in career development, and distrust in co-workers, but that of Japanese workers is modified only by distrust in employer. Job satisfaction of Korean workers is affected by general trust, utility of relation, institutional trust and trust in employer, but among Japanese workers, caution, reputation and trust in employer have influence on job satisfaction. Conclusion The effect of trust on work stress, perceived stress, stress reaction and job satisfaction are different among Korean workers and Japanese workers. Three dimensions of trust have three different positions as antecedent, moderating and mediating factors in stress causation. PMID:22953167

2010-01-01

451

Understanding of Diversity and Inclusion in a Perceived Homogeneous Culture: A Study of Organizational Commitment and Job Performance Among Korean Employees  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is growing evidence indicating that diversity and inclusion are critical predictors of organizational commitment and job performance. Social workers and managers who work with clients of diverse backgrounds as well as with immigrants need to have a clear understanding of diversity in its widest context. Utilizing a sample of 381 employees who were matched with their supervisors in a

Sangmi Cho; Michàlle E. Mor Barak

2008-01-01

452

The influence of belonging to virtual brand communities on consumers' affective commitment, satisfaction and word-of-mouth advertising : The ZARA case  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to explore some of the effects of belonging to a virtual brand community on consumer behaviour. It also proposes the concept of belonging as a three-dimensional construct. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper proposes that belonging to a virtual community has positive effects on consumer satisfaction, affective commitment and word-of-mouth behaviour. After validation of the measurement scales

Marcelo Royo-Vela; Paolo Casamassima

2011-01-01

453

Linking Resident Satisfaction to Staff Perceptions of the Work Environment in Assisted Living: A Multilevel Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This study examines the relationship between resident satisfaction and staff perceptions of the work environment in assisted living. Staff perceptions were assessed at the facility level, using aggregate measures of staff job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and views of organizational culture. Design and Methods: The sample…

Sikorska-Simmons, Elzbieta

2006-01-01

454

When is success not satisfying? Integrating regulatory focus and approach/avoidance motivation theories to explain the relation between core self-evaluation and job satisfaction.  

PubMed

Integrating implications from regulatory focus and approach/avoidance motivation theories, we present a framework wherein motivational orientations toward positive (approach motivation orientation) or negative (avoidance motivation orientation) stimuli interact with workplace success to mediate the relation of core self-evaluation (CSE) with job satisfaction. Using data collected from supervisor-subordinate dyads (Sample 1) and time-lagged data (Sample 2), we found that the results from two studies indicated that the interaction of workplace success and avoidance motivation orientation mediated relations of CSE with job satisfaction. Although approach motivation orientation did not interact with workplace success, it did mediate the CSE-job satisfaction relation on its own. Implications for the CSE and approach/avoidance literatures are discussed. PMID:22963514

Ferris, D Lance; Johnson, Russell E; Rosen, Christopher C; Djurdjevic, Emilija; Chang, Chu-Hsiang Daisy; Tan, James A

2013-03-01

455

The effects of age and drug dependency on the emotional exhaustion and job satisfaction of adult streetworkers in australia.  

PubMed

This multi-method study investigated a sample of adult streetworkers (n = 107) in Melbourne, Australia in 2008. We contacted outdoor prostitutes through four "drop-in" centers run by not-for-profit organizations. Drug use was the over-riding common characteristic of most of these streetworkers. Using emotional labor theory as a theoretical framework, we hypothesized that individuals who worked on the streets solely to earn money to buy drugs would experience the highest levels of emotional exhaustion and the lowest levels of job satisfaction. We predicted these effects would be most evident for older drug dependent streetworkers. Content analysis of open-ended interview responses identified acting, age, and drug dependency as key themes. Moderator hierarchical regression analysis of responses to closed-ended questions with tests for mediation supported the hypotheses. It also demonstrated that older drug dependent streetworkers felt most trapped in their occupation and this sense of being locked-in was associated with emotional exhaustion but not with job satisfaction. The evidence that age and drug dependency affects the psychological outcomes associated with streetwork suggests that the efforts of police and the courts will be ineffective in dealing with people whose addiction traps them in an occupation that offers few intrinsic rewards. Decriminalization would encourage police to protect streetworkers from violence. Agencies could seek financial support to provide welfare and exit strategies. PMID:23319237

Cregan, Christina; Kulik, Carol T; Salinger, Dani

2013-07-01

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Assessing the effectiveness of interpersonal communication skills training on job satisfaction among nurses in Al-Zahra Hospital of Isfahan, Iran  

PubMed Central

Background: The worldwide nursing shortage is threatening the quality of healthcare. The two most common causes in maintaining nurses are job satisfaction, a positive working environment, and good relationships among staff. This study aimed to determine the effect of interpersonal communication skills training on job satisfaction among the nurses working in Al-Zahra Hospital affiliated to Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, in 2011. Materials and Methods: This study was a quasi-experimental research with two groups and two phases, and was carried out on 70 nurses from Al-Zahra University Hospital. Only nurses who had been employed for more than one year were accepted into the study. There were 35 nurses in the test group and 35 nurses in the control group. The study questionnaire included personal details and job satisfaction scale by Smith and Kendall. Sampling was done randomly and nurses were divided into test and control groups. In the test group, the communication skills training program was done in 6 sessions, twice a week and each session was held for 2 hours. The questionnaire was completed in two stages; before, and two months after the study. Data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics through SPSS Software version 18. Findings: Findings showed that pre-intervention mean score of job satisfaction of nurses in both groups had no significant difference (p = 0.92). After the communication skills training program in the experimental group, mean score of job satisfaction increased and it was significant compared to the control group (p < 0.01). Conclusions: The data analysis showed that the interpersonal communication skills training program increased the mean score of job satisfaction in the test group. Therefore, it seems necessary that nursing managers design training programs for them. PMID:23833629

Dehaghani, Abdollah Rezaei; Akhormeh, Kobra Ahmadi; Mehrabi, Tayyebeh

2012-01-01

457

The Effects of Job Enrichment on Employee Satisfaction, Motivation, Involvement, and Performance: A Field Experiment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effect of job enrichment on employee responses was investigated in a field experiment conducted in a federal agency among clerical employees, who were randomly assigned to either an enriched or unenriched condition. In the enriched condition, a systematic attempt was made to increase the extent to which the jobs of the employees possessed each of the dimensions of skill

Christopher Orpen

1979-01-01

458

Teaching in the Yukon: Exploring Teachers' Efficacy Beliefs, Stress, and Job Satisfaction in a Remote Setting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a mixed methods examination of teachers' job beliefs in the Yukon Territory in northern Canada. In Study 1 we used questionnaires to examine job beliefs for 221 teachers from the Yukon and western Canada. Teachers' self- and collective efficacy and workload stress were lower for Yukon teachers, but levels of overall stress…

Klassen, Robert M.; Foster, Rosemary Y.; Rajani, Sukaina; Bowman, Carley

2009-01-01

459

Motivation and job satisfaction among multipurpose health workers in hilly and non-hilly areas of Jashpur District, Chhattisgarh: an exploratory study.  

PubMed

It is essential to have a capable and motivated health workforce for building an effective, responsive health system and in turn achieve national health goals. The present cross sectional study was conducted in Chhattisgarh, India to assess the level of motivation and job satisfaction among multipurpose health workers (MPWs) and to study factors influencing them. A pre-tested semistructured questionnaire was used to obtain information about the respondents' perceived importance of various job characteristics and perceived job satisfaction. The majority of MPWs were not satisfied with their existing job conditions. Motivators or satisfiers like career advancement and achievement had low scores for all the participants. Working conditions and salary were found to be the dissatisfiers with low scores. The present study suggests that, although financial incentives are important, they are not sufficient to motivate personnel to perform better. PMID:23431836

Lakra, George Jeevan; Kadam, Shridhar; Hussain, Mohammad Akhtar; Pati, Sanghamitra; Sharma, Kavya; Zodpey, Sanjay

2012-09-01

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Job satisfaction and psychological health of doctors at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital  

Microsoft Academic Search

Results One hundred and fifty-two doctors responded, giving a response rate of 80%. Twenty-one (14%) doctors had a GHQ score of 4 and above, and were at increased likelihood of having a psychological disorder. Fifty-four per cent were either very dissatisfied or dissatisfied with their jobs, while 30% were very satisfied or satisfied with their jobs. The proportion of doctors

A. N. Ofili; M. C. Asuzu; E. C. Isah; O. Ogbeide

2004-01-01

461

African American Counselor Educators' Job Satisfaction and Perceptions of Departmental Racial Climate  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Forty-eight African American counselor educators completed the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire-Short Form (D. J. Weiss, R. V. Dawis, G. W. England, & L. H. Lofquist, 1967), the Racial Climate Scale (R. J. Watts & R. T. Carter, 1991), and a biodata questionnaire. Results indicated that African American counselor educators' perceptions of…

Holcomb-McCoy, Cheryl; Addison-Bradley, Carla

2005-01-01

462

The Quality of Teacher Work Life Survey: A Measure of Teacher Stress and Job Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Administered Quality of Teacher Work Life Survey, Maslach Burnout Inventory, and Educational Values Scales to 227 teachers. Results identified 10 factors contributing to teacher satisfaction and stress. The 10 factors accounted for 66.3 percent of the total item variance. (NB)

Pelsma, Dennis M.; And Others

1989-01-01

463

Oncology\\/haematology nurses: a study of job satisfaction, burnout, and intention to leave the specialty  

Microsoft Academic Search

The impact of the current nursing shortage on the health care system is receiving attention by both state and federal governments. This study, using a convenience sample of 243 oncology\\/haematology nurses working in 11 Queensland health care facilities, explored factors that influence the quality of nurses' working lives. Although nurses reported high levels of personal satisfaction and personal accomplishment, results

Linda Barrett; Patsy Yates

2002-01-01

464

Applying the Achievement Orientation Model to the Job Satisfaction of Teachers of the Gifted  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Factors associated with motivation and satisfaction aid in understanding the processes that enhance achievement and productivity. Siegle and McCoach (2005) proposed a motivational model for understanding student achievement and underachievement that included self-perceptions in three areas (meaningfulness [goal valuation], self-efficacy, and…

Siegle, Del; McCoach, D. Betsy; Shea, Kelly

2014-01-01

465

The Social Cognitive Model of Job Satisfaction among Teachers: Testing and Validation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study empirically tests an integrative model of work satisfaction (0280, 0140, 0300 and 0255) in a sample of 5,022 teachers in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The study provided more support for the Lent and Brown (2006) model. Results revealed that this model was a strong fit for the data and accounted for 82% of the variance in work…

Badri, Masood A.; Mohaidat, Jihad; Ferrandino, Vincent; El Mourad, Tarek

2013-01-01

466

Predicting the Job and Life Satisfaction of Italian Teachers: Test of a Social Cognitive Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study tested a social cognitive model of work and life satisfaction (Lent & Brown, 2006, 2008) in a sample of 235 Italian school teachers. The model offered good overall fit to the data, though not all individual path coefficients were significant. Three of five predictors (favorable work conditions, efficacy-relevant supports, and…

Lent, Robert W.; Nota, Laura; Soresi, Salvatore; Ginevra, Maria C.; Duffy, Ryan D.; Brown, Steven D.

2011-01-01

467

The story behind service with a smile: The effects of emotional labor on job satisfaction, emotional exhaustion, and affective well-being  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study examines the process of emotional labor as performed by customer service employees. This research investigates some of the consequences of performing emotional labor such as emotional exhaustion, affective well-being, and job satisfaction, and attempts to determine which individual and organizational variables play moderating roles in these relationships. One hundred and seventy-six participants from 10 customer service organizations,

Hazel-Anne M Johnson

2004-01-01

468

Are Principal Background and School Processes Related to Teacher Job Satisfaction? A Multilevel Study Using Schools and Staffing Survey 2003-04  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using nationally representative samples for public school teachers and principals, the authors inquired into whether principal background and school processes are related to teacher job satisfaction. Employing hierarchical linear modeling (HLM), the authors were able to control for background characteristics at both the teacher and school levels.…

Shen, Jianping; Leslie, Jeffrey M.; Spybrook, Jessaca K.; Ma, Xin

2012-01-01

469

Cognitive Style and the Experiencing of Cognitive Demands of the Work Environment and Sources of Job Satisfaction among Employees in SMEs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined cognitive, that is, information processing, style and its relationship to the experiencing of sources of job satisfaction/dissatisfaction and cognitive demands of the work environment among employees in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The aim of the study was to gain a more thorough understanding of the role of…

Lofstrom, Erika

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The relationship between bank distress, job satisfaction, perceived stress and psychological well- being of employees and depositors in Nigeria's banking sector  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main objective of the study was to assess the impact of financial distress in the Nigerian banking industry as it affected job satisfaction, perceived stress and psychological well-being of employees and depositors. The research adopted case study as a strategy and employed independent groups design in order to get a balanced assessment of the subject. Variables of interest were

Michael O. Samuel; Helen O. Osinowo; Crispen Chipunza

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Why so fed up and footloose in IT? Spelling out the associations between occupation and overall job satisfaction shown by WERS 2004  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACTAnalysis of the Workplace Employment Relations Survey 2004 employee data shows striking differences in levels of overall job satisfaction among occupational groups. The examination is based on the 81 Minor Occupation groupings in UK Standard Occupational Classification 2000 classification. Taking a possible specific occupational effect possibly conditioned by resonance effects, as a theoretical point of departure, multivariate analysis is used

Michael Rose

2007-01-01

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The Impact of Role Conflict, Role Ambiguity and Organizational Climate on the Job Satisfaction of Academic Staff in Research-Intensive Universities in the UK  

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This study focuses on academics in research-intensive universities in the UK and explores their perceptions of organizational climate, role conflict, role ambiguity and job satisfaction. The findings suggest that the universities have multiple organizational climates. Three organizational climate types -- the Clan, the Hierarchy and the Adhocracy…

Schulz, John

2013-01-01

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Teachers' Motivation for Entering the Teaching Profession and Their Job Satisfaction: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of China and Other Countries  

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This study employed a partially-mixed concurrent equal-status design to investigate factors motivating Chinese teachers to enter the teaching profession and sources of teacher job satisfaction in China as opposed to those described in the international literature. The data were collected in Jilin Province of China from 510 teachers who…

Liu, Shujie; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.

2014-01-01

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Age-Differences in Work Motivation and Job Satisfaction. The Influence of Age on the Relationships between Work Characteristics and Workers' Outcomes  

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This study investigated the influence of age on the relationship between work characteristics and workers' work motivation and job satisfaction. In total, 1036 workers of a Dutch division of a multinational organization participated. Data were collected by a digital questionnaire. Two interaction terms in the regression on work motivation were…

Boumans, Nicolle P. G.; de Jong, Ad H. J.; Janssen, Sara M.

2011-01-01

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Professional Characteristics and Job Satisfaction Among SGIM Members: A Comparison of Part-time and Full-time Physician Members  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND  As more physicians work part-time (PT), the faculty, institutions, and organizations that represent them should understand\\u000a the factors that motivate and satisfy these physicians.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a OBJECTIVE  Compare factors associated with job satisfaction among PT and full-time (FT) academic physicians.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a DESIGN  Cross-sectional survey.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a PARTICIPANTS  Members of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), a national, academic Internal Medicine organization.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a RESULTS  Fifty percent (1,396 of 2,772) of

Rachel B. Levine; Rebecca A. Harrison; Hilit F. Mechaber; Christopher Phillips; Thomas H. Gallagher

2008-01-01

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05. Abbreviated Mindfulness Intervention for Job Satisfaction, Quality of Life, and Compassion in Primary Care Clinicians: A Pilot Study  

PubMed Central

Focus Area: Integrative Algorithms of Care Purpose: Burnout, attrition, and low work satisfaction of primary care physicians are growing concerns and can have a negative influencee on health care. Interventions for clinicians that improve work-life balance are few and poorly understood. We undertook this study as a first step in investigating whether an abbreviated mindfulness intervention could increase job satisfaction, quality of life, and compassion among primary care clinicians. Methods: A total of 30 primary care clinicians participated in an abbreviated mindfulness course. We used a single-sample, pre-post design. At 4 points in time (baseline, and 1 day, 8 weeks, and 9 months postintervention), participants completed a set of online measures assessing burnout, anxiety, stress, resilience, and compassion. We used a linear mixed-effects model analysis to assess changes in outcome measures. Results: Participants had improvements compared with baseline at all 3 follow-up time points. At 9 months postintervention, they had significantly better scores (1) on all Maslach Burnout Inventory burnout subscales—Emotional Exhaustion (P = .009), Depersonalization (P = .005), and Personal Accomplishment (P <.001); (2) on the Depression (P = .001), Anxiety (P = .006), and Stress (P = .002) subscales of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales-21; and (3) for perceived stress (P = .002) assessed with the Perceived Stress Scale. There were no significant changes on the 14-item Resilience Scale and the Santa Clara Brief Compassion Scale. Conclusions: In this uncontrolled pilot study, participating in an abbreviated mindfulness training course adapted for primary care clinicians was associated with reductions in indicators of job burnout, depression, anxiety, and stress. Modified mindfulness training may be a time-efficient tool to help support clinician health and well-being, which may have implications for patient care.

Fortney, Luke; Luchterhand, Charlene; Zakletskaia, Larissa; Zgierska, Aleksandra

2013-01-01