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Teachers: Emotional Intelligence, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment  

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Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between emotional intelligence and job satisfaction, between emotional intelligence and organizational commitment, and between job satisfaction and organizational commitment among high-school English teachers. Furthermore, the study aims to examine the role of gender and age in…

Anari, Nahid Naderi

2012-01-01

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Teacher Commitment and Job Satisfaction: Which Comes First?  

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The purpose of this study was to examine the causal relationship between teacher commitment to the school organization and job satisfaction in a model of teacher commitment using longitudinal career ladder data. Two focal measures (commitment and satisfaction) and demographic predictors from 854 teachers were analyzed for this study. Cross-lagged…

Shin, Hyun-Seok; Reyes, Pedro

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The Relationship of Organizational Commitment and Superintendent Job Satisfaction  

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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between superintendent job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Surveys were sent electronically to superintendents (N = 470) of Texas mid-size schools to collect data to test for relationships of variables and constructs associated with job satisfaction and components of…

Williams, Todd

2012-01-01

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Organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and turnover among psychiatric technicians  

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Studied changes across time in measures of organizational commitment and job satisfaction as each related to subsequent turnover among 60 recently employed psychiatric technician trainees. A longitudinal study across a 101\\/2-mo period was conducted, with attitude measures (Organizational Commitment Questionnaire and Job Descriptive Index) collected at 4 points in time. Results of a discriminant analysis indicate that significant relationships existed

Lyman W. Porter; Richard M. Steers; Richard T. Mowday; Paul V. Boulian

1974-01-01

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Job and organizational determinants of nursing home employee commitment, job satisfaction and intent to turnover.  

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The purpose of this study was to examine whether job characteristics, the work environment, participation in quality improvement activities and facility quality improvement environment predicted employee commitment and job satisfaction in nursing homes, and whether those same predictors and commitment and satisfaction predicted turnover intention. A total of 6,584 nursing home employees from 76 nursing homes in a midwestern state participated. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect the data. The results supported the hypotheses that job and organizational factors predicted commitment and satisfaction while commitment and satisfaction predicted turnover intentions. The implications for retaining nursing home employees are discussed. PMID:16253944

Karsh, B; Booske, B C; Sainfort, F

2005-08-15

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Job and organizational determinants of nursing home employee commitment, job satisfaction and intent to turnover  

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The purpose of this study was to examine whether job characteristics, the work environment, participation in quality improvement activities and facility quality improvement environment predicted employee commitment and job satisfaction in nursing homes, and whether those same predictors and commitment and satisfaction predicted turnover intention. A total of 6584 nursing home employees from 76 nursing homes in a midwestern state

B. Karsh; B. C. Booske; F. Sainfort

2005-01-01

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

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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 the organization. Despite the fact that there have been plenty of studies on job satisfaction, none was specifically addressed to integrate the relational model of job rotation, role stress, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment among nurses. Methods With top managerial hospital administration's consent, questionnaires were only distributed to those nurses who had had job rotation experience. 650 copies of the questionnaire in two large and influential hospitals in southern Taiwan were distributed, among which 532 valid copies were retrieved with a response rate of 81.8%. Finally, the SPSS 11.0 and LISREL 8.54 (Linear Structural Relationship Model) statistical software packages were used for data analysis and processing. Results According to the nurses' views, the findings are as follows: (1) job rotation among nurses could have an effect on their job satisfaction; (2) job rotation could have an effect on organizational commitment; (3) job satisfaction could have a positive effect on organizational commitment; (4) role stress among nurses could have a negative effect on their job satisfaction; and (5) role stress could have a negative effect on their organizational commitment. Conclusion As a practical and excellent strategy for manpower utilization, a hospital could promote the benefits of job rotation to both individuals and the hospital while implementing job rotation periodically and fairly. And when a medical organization attempts to enhance nurses' commitment to the organization, the findings suggest that reduction of role ambiguity in role stress has the best effect on enhancing nurses' organizational commitment. The ultimate goal is to increase nurses' job satisfaction and encourage them to stay in their career. This would avoid the vicious circle of high turnover, which is wasteful of the organization's valuable human resources. PMID:19138390

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

2009-01-01

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The Relationship among Turnover Intentions, Professional Commitment, and Job Satisfaction of Hospital Nurses.  

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Responses from 2,197 of 2,550 hospital nurses in Taiwan revealed a positive correlation among job satisfaction, professional commitment, and intent to leave the profession. Family status was an important factor in professional commitment. Job satisfaction was a more effective predictor of intent to leave the organization than the profession.…

Lu, Kuei-Yun; Lin, Pi-Li; Wu, Chiung-Man; Hsieh, Ya-Lung; Chang, Yong-Yuan

2002-01-01

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Leadership, Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment in Healthcare Sector: Proposing and Testing a Model  

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Conflict of interest: none declared. Introduction Employees’ job satisfaction and commitment depends upon the leadership style of managers. This study clarifies further the relationships between leadership behaviors of managers and two employees’ work-related attitudes-job satisfaction and organizational at public hospitals in Iran. A better understanding of these issues and their relationships can pinpoint better strategies for recruiting, promotion, and training of future hospital managers and employees, particularly in Iran but perhaps in other societies as well. Methods This cross-sectional study was conducted using self-administered questionnaires distributed among 814 hospital employees and managers through a stratified random sampling. Results and discussion The dominant leadership style of hospital managers was participative style. Hospital employees were moderately satisfied with their jobs and committed to their organization. Salaries, benefits, promotion, contingent rewards, interpersonal relationships and working conditions were the best predictors of job satisfaction among hospitals employees. Leadership, job satisfaction and commitment were closely interrelated. The leadership behavior of managers explained 28% and 20% of the variations in job satisfaction and organizational commitment respectively. Conclusion This study clarifies the causal relations of job satisfaction and commitment, and highlights the crucial role of leadership in employees’ job satisfaction and commitment. Nevertheless, participative management is not always a good leadership style. Managers should select the best leadership style according to the organizational culture and employees’ organizational maturity. PMID:24082837

Mosadeghrad, Ali Mohammad; Ferdosi, Masoud

2013-01-01

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

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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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Predictors of Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment in Human Service Organizations.  

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A study of 319 human service organization workers was used to analyze the effects of multiple predictors (job, organization, and worker characteristics) on job satisfaction and commitment. Results show that skill variety and role ambiguity are the best predictors of satisfaction, while leadership and the organization's age are the best predictors…

Glisson, Charles; Durick, Mark

1988-01-01

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Relationships between Educators' Organizational Commitment, Job Satisfaction, and Administrators' Gender  

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The purpose of this quantitative, causal-comparative study was to examine the differences between teachers' mean job satisfaction scores based on the administrators' gender and examine the relationship between the administrators' gender and teachers' organizational commitment plans in Tennessee middle schools. Job satisfaction

Potter, Stephanie Litton

2012-01-01

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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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The effect of organisational culture and leadership style on job satisfaction and organisational commitment : A cross-national comparison  

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This study examined the effects of organisational culture and leadership styles on job satisfaction and organisational commitment in samples of Hong Kong and Australian managers. Statistically significant differences between the two samples were found for measures of innovative and supportive organizational cultures, job satisfaction and organizational commitment, with the Australian sample having higher mean scores on all these variables. However,

Peter Lok; John Crawford

2004-01-01

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Group cohesion and organizational commitment: protective factors for nurse residents' job satisfaction, compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, and burnout.  

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Stress can have detrimental effects on nurse residents' levels of job satisfaction, compassion, fatigue, and burnout. This can lead to high turnover rates and poor quality of care among novice nurses. Therefore, it is critical to identify protective factors to prevent the onset of negative nurse outcomes (compassion fatigue, burnout, and job dissatisfaction) and to promote positive nurse outcomes (job satisfaction, compassion satisfaction). This study aimed to determine whether factors such as group cohesion and organizational commitment would be protective and moderate the association between stress exposure and posttraumatic stress symptoms and other negative nurse outcomes, thus facilitating positive outcomes. Findings showed that group cohesion was effective in moderating the negative effects of current stress exposure and posttraumatic stress symptoms on negative nurse outcomes, specifically on increased compassion fatigue and burnout, and reduced compassion satisfaction. In addition, organizational commitment was determined to promote positive nurse outcomes such as job satisfaction and compassion satisfaction. The study findings are promising, as retention of quality nurses is a significant problem for hospitals. Nurse managers and hospital administrators should be aware of the benefits of group cohesion and organizational commitment and strive to make the promotion of these factors a priority. PMID:24503320

Li, Angela; Early, Sean F; Mahrer, Nicole E; Klaristenfeld, Jessica L; Gold, Jeffrey I

2014-01-01

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Ethical Climate, Organizational Commitment, and Job Satisfaction of Full-Time Faculty Members  

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The purpose of this quantitative study was to better understand the relationship of perceived ethical climate on the organizational commitment and job satisfaction of full-time faculty members in institutions of higher education. Full-time faculty members are the forefront employees of any educational institution, and they have a direct impact on…

Moore, Heather Louise

2012-01-01

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Measuring the learning organization culture, organizational commitment and job satisfaction in the Lebanese banking sector  

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The growing interest developed around the learning organization concept and its impact on work-related outcomes in the West has not been matched yet in other parts of the world. The purpose of this quantitative study was to identify the relationships among the learning organization culture, employee job satisfaction and organizational commitment in the Lebanese banking sector. Results showed positive and

Khalil M. Dirani

2009-01-01

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Relationships among Organizational Commitment, Job Satisfaction, and Learning Organization Culture in One Korean Private Organization  

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The purpose of this study is to identify dynamic relationships among organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and learning organization culture in a Korean private company. Using a sample of 669 employees from five subsidiaries of a Korean conglomerate, this research found that learning organization culture is moderately and positively related…

Lim, Taejo

2010-01-01

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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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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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Stress in Teaching: a study of occupational stress and its determinants, job satisfaction and career commitment among primary schoolteachers  

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A questionnaire survey of 710 Maltese primary schoolteachers revealed that the level of teacher stress, job satisfaction and career commitment was constituted differently in some of the teacher demographic subgroups. A principal components analysis of the stress ratings of 20 items covering various aspects of the teacher's work environment yielded four factors described in terms of ‘pupil misbehaviour’, ‘time\\/ resource

Mark G. Borg; Richard J. Riding; Joseph M. Falzon

1991-01-01

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Relationship between commitment to hospital goals and job satisfaction: a case study of a nursing department.  

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Why is it that people in the same occupation doing similar work in the same department experience different levels of intrinsic satisfaction? This article sheds light on this question and provides hospital administrators with guidelines for improving employee motivation through intrinsic job satisfaction. PMID:2266009

Alpander, G G

1990-01-01

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The Effect of Internal Marketing on Organizational Commitment: Job Involvement and Job Satisfaction as Mediators  

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Purpose: After reviewing previous research, this study found that few school or educational studies have simultaneously explored both internal marketing and organizational commitment, and of those that have, only direct effects were examined. This study clarifies the relationship between school organization's internal marketing and teachers'…

Ting, Shueh-Chin

2011-01-01

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Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment as Predictors of Organizational Citizenship and In-Role Behaviors  

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Previous organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) research (a) has not demonstrated that extra-role behaviors can be distinguished empirically from in-role activities, and (b) has not examined the relative contributions of components ofjob satisfaction a nd organizational commitment to the performance of OCBs. Factor analysis of survey data from 127 employees' supervisors supported the distinction between in-role behaviors and two forms of

Larry J. Williams; Stella E. Anderson

1991-01-01

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Efficacy Beliefs, Job Satisfaction, Stress and Their Influence on the Occupational Commitment of English-Medium Content Teachers in the Dominican Republic  

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The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of efficacy, job satisfaction, job stress and their influence on the occupational commitment of English-medium content teachers. A total of 109 practicing English-medium and Spanish-medium content teachers from the Dominican Republic volunteered to participate in the study. Findings…

Barouch Gilbert, Rachel; Adesope, Olusola O.; Schroeder, Noah Lee

2014-01-01

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Impact of Satisfaction and Commitment on Teachers' Organizational Citizenship  

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This study examined the impact of job satisfaction and organizational commitment on teachers' organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) in a structural equation model. The study was employed to a group of teachers and their supervisors. The results indicated that job satisfaction and commitment to the school had an impact on OCBs of the teachers…

Sesen, Harun; Basim, Nejat H.

2012-01-01

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Job satisfaction and career commitment of librarians in federal university libraries in Nigeria  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the dissatisfaction of library users and the manager of each federal university library vis-à-vis the complaint of the librarians working in those libraries on inadequate funding, lack of promotion, poor condition of service and lack of recognition which affected their career commitment. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Questionnaires were used to gather data

Gboyega Adio; S. O. Popoola

2010-01-01

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Job autonomy and job satisfaction: new evidence  

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This paper investigates the impact of perceived job autonomy on job satisfaction. We use the fifth sweep of the National Educational Longitudinal Study (1988-2000), which contains personally reported job satisfaction data for a sample of individuals eight years after the end of compulsory education. After controlling for a wide range of personal and job-related variables, perceived job autonomy is found

Jim Taylor; S Bradley; A N Nguyen

2003-01-01

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The Effect of School Principals' Leadership Styles on Teachers' Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction  

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Researchers have conducted a number of studies in order to demonstrate the effects of leadership styles on school outcomes. In these research studies, particularly, the full range of leadership styles have been used. The impact of transformational leadership, transactional leadership and laissez faire stated in this model on job satisfaction and…

Aydin, Ayhan; Sarier, Yilmaz; Uysal, Sengul

2013-01-01

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Community College Faculty Job Satisfaction.  

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Presents survey findings regarding community college faculty members' job satisfactions and dissatisfactions. Finds faculty deriving high satisfaction from student achievement, their own intellectual growth, flexible and autonomous working conditions, and association with stimulating peers while expressing dissatisfaction with job conditions,…

Diener, Thomas

1985-01-01

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College Faculty and Job Satisfaction.  

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Attitudes of 277 faculty members about their work were surveyed in 1983. Herzberg and colleagues' theory that work satisfaction stems from the work itself and dissatisfaction from the work environment was also explored. Attention was directed to attitudes toward work, job stress, overall job satisfaction, and chief job satisfactions and…

Diener, Thomas

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What is Job Satisfaction?  

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Despite considerable interest in the study of job satisfaction and dissatisfaction, our understanding of these phenomena has not increased substantially in the past 30 years. It is argued that a major reason for this lack of progress is the implicit conception of casuality accepted by most psychologists. It is called the policy of "correlation…

Locke. Edwin A.

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Predicting Job Satisfaction.  

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Psychological theories about human motivation and accommodation to environment can be used to achieve a better understanding of the human factors that function in the work environment. Maslow's theory of human motivational behavior provided a theoretical framework for an empirically-derived method to predict job satisfaction and explore the…

Blai, Boris, Jr.

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An index of job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

An attitude scale to give an index of job satisfaction was constructed by a combination of Thurstone and Likert scaling methods. A corrected odd-even reliability coefficient of .87 was computed from scores obtained from a sample of 231 female office employees. Validity was investigated by comparing job satisfaction scores of two groups: (1) 40 students who had personnel jobs, and

Arthur H. Brayfield; Harold F. Rothe

1951-01-01

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Organizational culture and job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This empirical investigation examines the impact of organizational culture types on job satisfaction in a survey of marketing professionals in a cross-section of firms in the USA. Cameron and Freeman’s (1991) model of organizational cultures comprising of clan, adhocracy, hierarchy, and market was utilized as the conceptual framework for analysis. The results indicate that job satisfaction levels varied across corporate

Daulatram B. Lund

2003-01-01

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The relationship between commitment and organizational culture, subculture, leadership style and job satisfaction in organizational change and development  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concept of organizational commitment has been examined extensively in organizational literature, yet the relationships between organizational culture, subculture and commitment have received little attention so far. Acknowledging the complexity and the multifaceted nature of antecedents involved in organizational commitment, it is still necessary to understand the dynamics of relationships between these variables. It was found that organizational subculture was

Peter Lok; John Crawford

1999-01-01

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Factors Related to Job Satisfaction among Psychotherapists.  

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This document reviews, synthesizes, and critiques research on factors related to job satisfaction among psychotherapists. A sample of burnout literature is also reviewed, especially as it relates to job satisfaction. The impact of training on job satisfaction is considered, with sections examining the need to match training with job descriptions,…

Ott, Donald Bob

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Inductions buffer nurses' job stress, health and organizational commitment.  

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Abstract Nurses suffer disproportionate levels of stress and are at risk of sickness-absence and turnover intentions but there is a lack of research clarifying preventions. This study investigated the impact of inductions (job preparation courses) about mental health for nurses' job stress, general health and organizational commitment. Data from 6,656 nurses were analyzed using structural equation modeling (SEM), showing that mental health inductions increase nurses' job satisfaction, which reduces their occupational stress and improves their health. SEM showed that these occupational health benefits increase the nurses' commitment to the organization. Job satisfaction (feeling valued, rewarded) also had a direct effect on nurses' intentions to continue working for the organization. Mental health inductions are therefore beneficial beyond job performance: they increase occupational health in the nursing profession. PMID:24971576

Kamau, Caroline; Medisauskaite, Asta; Lopes, Barbara

2014-06-27

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Job satisfaction in health-care organizations  

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Job satisfaction among health-care professionals acquires significance for the purpose of maximization of human resource potential. This article is aimed at emphasizing importance of studying various aspects of job satisfaction in health-care organizations. PMID:23766585

Bhatnagar, Kavita; Srivastava, Kalpana

2012-01-01

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A Study of School Nurse Job Satisfaction  

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This study explored job satisfaction and changes needed to help boost levels of job satisfaction. Self-reported job satisfaction data were collected from 71 school nurses employed in elementary, middle, and high school settings via interactive focus groups. The subjects participated in a 30- to 45-minute focus group session that was audiotaped and…

Junious, DeMonica L.; Johnson, Regina Jones; Peters, Ronald J., Jr.; Markham, Christine M.; Kelder, Steven H.; Yacoubian, George S., Jr.

2004-01-01

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Job satisfaction and motivation: how do we inspire employees?  

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Productivity is defined as the efficient and effective use of resources with minimum waste and effort to achieve outcome. We live in a world that has limited resources. The health care industry faces this limitation more than any other industry. With these challenges facing health care administrators, the concept of productivity, job satisfaction and motivation become very important. Employee satisfaction and retention have always been an important issue for physicians, medical centers and businesses in general. Conventional human resources theories, developed some 50 years ago by Maslow and Herzberg, suggest that satisfied employees tend to be more productive, creative and committed to their employers. People are essential to productivity. The success of productivity improvement strategy is dependent on employee commitment, job satisfaction, skills, and motivation. Maslow's theory consists of a 5-level pyramid: physiologic or basic survival; physical and mental safety; sense of belonging; accomplishment, creativity, and growth; and self-actualization. Herzberg's theory suggests there are 2 groups of factors: hygiene (which satisfy) and motivation. The terms "job satisfaction" and "motivation" have, in my experience, become used interchangeably. There is a difference. Job satisfaction is an individual's emotional response to his or her current job condition, while motivation is the driving force to pursue and satisfy one's needs. Maslow and Herzberg's theories can be easily applied to the workplace. Managers can help employees achieve overall job satisfaction, which, with the employee's internal motivation drive, increase performance on the job. PMID:15098904

Alshallah, Sahar

2004-01-01

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The Measurement of Job Satisfaction in Korea.  

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Job satisfaction is highly researched in industrial and organizational psychology, and the Job Descriptive Index (JDI) is often used to measure job satisfaction. The JDI has been shown to have significant convergent and discriminant validities, good internal consistency and stability, and has been related to various personal and job factors. While…

Tak, Jinkook; Downey, Ronald G.

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Job characteristics: their relationship to job satisfaction, stress and depression  

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This study investigated the influences of job characteristics on job satisfaction, stress and depression among South African white collar workers. Participants were managers in full-time employment with large organisations. They completed the Job Diagnostic Survey, the Perceived Stress Scale and the Beck Depression Inventory. A regression approach was used to predict job satisfaction, stress and depression from job characteristics. Job characteristics (skill variety, task identity, task significance, autonomy and feedback) predicted job satisfaction, as well as stress and depression. Job characteristics are weak predictors of perceived stress and depression. Work related factors, such as interpersonal relations and organisational culture, may better predict mental health in work settings.

Steyn, Renier; Vawda, Naseema

2015-01-01

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

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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…

Strayhorn, Terrell L.

2011-01-01

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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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Strategic collaborative quality management and employee job satisfaction  

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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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Workplace spirituality and job satisfaction.  

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In order to obtain an improved understanding of behaviour at work, employees should be studied from physical, psychological, and spiritual dimensions. Although the physical and psychological dimensions of individuals at work have been studied extensively, the spiritual dimension has been neglected for many years. The objective of the current research was to determine the relationship between workplace spirituality and a positive attitude related to work, that is, job satisfaction. A cross-sectional study was conducted with a sample of 600 white-collar workers, chosen from two organizations in different industries in South Africa. The research results indicate that there is a positive relationship between workplace spirituality and job satisfaction. These findings deepen the understanding of personal spirituality, organizational spirituality, and job satisfaction. They bring new insights into the significant role which spirituality plays in the context of the workplace. To survive in the 21st century, organizations need to be spiritually based. This, in turn, will lead to workers being satisfied with their entire work experience. PMID:24953156

van der Walt, Freda; de Klerk, Jeremias J

2014-06-01

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Teacher Stress: Sources, Symptoms and Job Satisfaction.  

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A survey of 3,789 teachers in 60 school districts in Ohio and Pennsylvania found, as expected, that feelings of job stress and job satisfaction are inversely related. The survey questionnaire gathered data on teachers' ages and experience, their schools' educational levels and urban or rural location, their job satisfaction, the sources, symptoms,…

Feitler, Fred C.; Tokar, Edward B.

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Job Satisfaction among High School Athletic Administrators  

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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  

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The purpose of the study was to investigate the job satisfaction of men and women administrators in higher education in a four-year university in the southeast. In addition, the study examined whether there was a relationship between gender and overall job satisfaction, work climate, and job structure. Data were collected in the spring of 2009. …

Howard-Baldwin, Tonia; Celik, Bekir; Kraska, Marie

2012-01-01

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Happy Days: "SLJ's" Job Satisfaction Survey  

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"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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What Predicts Job Satisfaction in Malaysia?  

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The purpose of this study is to address the gaps in the literature and to examine the predictors of job satisfaction. In this study, the hypothesized predictors influencing one's job satisfaction are a) gender, b) age, c) level of education, d) salary, e) role in the job, and f) years of working in the organization. This study used Minnesota…

Kamarulzaman, Wirawani; Ibrahim, Mohd Burhan

2012-01-01

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Individual Differences in the Relationship between Satisfaction with Job Rewards and Job Satisfaction  

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Although previous research often showed a positive relationship between pay satisfaction and job satisfaction, we dispute the universality of this finding. Cluster-wise regression analyses on three samples consistently show that two types of individuals can be distinguished, each with a different job reward-job satisfaction relationship. For the…

Hofmans, Joeri; De Gieter, Sara; Pepermans, Roland

2013-01-01

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Job satisfaction and job performance: is the relationship spurious?  

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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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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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Instructional Coach Job Satisfaction: An Exploration of Role Stressors  

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This mixed methods dissertation examines the relationships between role conflict and job satisfaction, role ambiguity and job satisfaction, and role conflict and job satisfaction within a convenience sample of American instructional coaches (n = 46...

Debacker, Jeffrey

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A Fresh Look at Teacher Job Satisfaction.  

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A teacher job satisfaction instrument was developed from a brainstorming session in Pennsylvania with 81 teachers representing 5 school districts from urban, suburban, and rural schools. The resultant 10-question job satisfaction instrument was incorporated into a longer questionnaire that included school-related issues; it was given to 114…

Clarke, Robert; Keating, W. Francis

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Burnout and Job Satisfaction of Vocational Supervisors.  

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From a population of 202 Ohio vocational supervisors, 92 percent completed the Maslach Burnout Inventory and the Brayfield-Rothe Job Satisfaction Index. The majority were experiencing high levels of burnout, emotional exhaustion, and depersonalization. Those who expressed greater job satisfaction and coping ability reported lower levels of…

Barrick, R. Kirby

1989-01-01

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Job Satisfaction among Elementary School Teachers  

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This study examined teacher job satisfaction as influenced by school factors. One hundred and twenty-four elementary teachers, from one large urban school district in North Carolina, rated their level of job satisfaction. The independent variables were schools factors of (a) academic achievement, (b) student racial composition, and (c) social…

Chambers, Sandy Kay Bass

2010-01-01

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Predictors of Instrumental Music Teacher Job Satisfaction  

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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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Nursing Job Satisfaction: Three Basic Questions.  

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The theoretical relationships between employee job satisfaction and employee behavior, and the factors that influence job satisfaction among nurses are considered, along with the type of research that should be conducted on this topic. Although major contributions to the theory of human needs have been made by Maslow and by Herzberg, the…

Black, F. S.; Black, Ruby Lindsey

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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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Pathways to success for moderately defined careers: a study of relationships among prestige/autonomy, job satisfaction, career commitment, career path, training and learning, and performance as perceived by project managers  

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individuals make meaning in their job contexts and provide avenues to meet intrinsic and extrinsic rewards, including economic and social status (Adamson, 1997; Callanan, 2003). As a result, individual perceptions of career paths may impact job satisfaction...

Carden, Lila Lenoria

2007-09-17

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Relative pay and job satisfaction: some new evidence  

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This paper investigates the determinants of job satisfaction using data from the National Educational Longitudinal Study. The determinants of interest include actual pay, relative pay, hours of work, job autonomy and several personal characteristics. We also investigate the determinants of satisfaction with pay conditional on a worker's satisfaction with other domains of job satisfaction, such as satisfaction with job security.

Jim Taylor; S Bradley; A N Nguyen

2003-01-01

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Job Satisfaction among School Teachers in Cyprus  

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Recent national and international studies carried out in a number of countries have drawn attention to the degree of job satisfaction among teachers. In general, it has been found that context seems to be the most powerful predictor of overall satisfaction. However, given that most of the international studies on teacher satisfaction have been…

Zembylas, Michalinos; Papanastasiou, Elena

2004-01-01

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Nursing Assistants' Job Commitment: Effect of Nursing Home Organizational Factors and Impact on Resident Well-Being  

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate (a) whether certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are more committed to nursing home jobs when they perceive their jobs as enhanced (greater autonomy, use of knowledge, teamwork), and (b) whether CNA job commitment affects resident satisfaction. Design and Methods: A qualitative exploration of…

Bishop, Christine E.; Weinberg, Dana Beth; Leutz, Walter; Dossa, Almas; Pfefferle, Susan G.; Zincavage, Rebekah M.

2008-01-01

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The Job Satisfaction of Allied Health Professionals.  

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The paper reports results of a survey of 732 recent allied health graduates at Ohio State University to determine how they really felt about their jobs. Scores on the Job Descriptive Index revealed low levels of job satisfaction, with implications for allied health education. (MF)

Broski, David C.; Cook, Sandy

1978-01-01

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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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Determinants of job satisfaction in the it industry  

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Firm performance increases as workers' job satisfaction increases. Therefore, firms have a great interest in identifying the determinants of job satisfaction. To this end, this study conducts a survey to investigate the impact of IT professionals' demographic characteristics, work characteristics and work stress on job satisfaction. Five components of job satisfaction were revealed by principal component analysis, and variables affecting

F. Calisir; C. A. Gumussoy

2007-01-01

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Job Scope and Job Satisfaction: A Study of Urban Workers. Scientific Report 22.  

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The relationship between job scope and job satisfaction was examined for a sample of urban, predominantly blue-collar, employees. Incumbents in sixteen jobs provided data on job characteristics (N=164) and job satisfaction (N=593). Rank-order correlation coefficients were computed between mean job scope indices and mean job satisfaction levels for…

Stone, Eugene F.; Porter, Lyman W.

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Job Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction in Higher Education.  

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Responses from 566 college faculty (51.4%) indicated that teaching and research each contribute about 25% to job satisfaction and 16% to dissatisfaction. Results do not support Herzberg's theory that satisfaction and dissatisfaction are separate and distinct; findings reveal the influence of situation. (SK)

Oshagbemi, Titus

1997-01-01

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The Relationship between Satisfaction with Workplace Training and Overall Job Satisfaction  

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Opportunities for training and development are paramount in decisions regarding employee career choices. Despite the importance, many research studies on job satisfaction do not address satisfaction with workplace training as an element of overall job satisfaction, and many job satisfaction survey instruments do not include a "satisfaction with…

Schmidt, Steven W.

2007-01-01

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Job Satisfaction as an Economic Variable  

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The purpose of this paper is to examine these concerns and evaluate the use of job satisfaction (and other subjective variables) in labor market analysis. The main theme is that, while there are good reasons to treat subjective variables gingerly, the answers to questions about how people feel toward their job are not meaningless but rather convey useful information about

Richard B. Freeman

1978-01-01

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Workplace dimensions, stress and job satisfaction  

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Applied research indicates strong connections between dimensions of the work place, stress and job satisfaction. Yet, there is an absence of theory to provide conceptual understanding of these relationships. In 1999, Sparks and Cooper advocated using job-specific models of stress as a way of developing a better understanding of the relationships. The current study adopted this recommendation and investigated a

Kerry Fairbrother; James Warn

2003-01-01

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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 the relations of perceiving a calling with career commitment and work meaning, such that these relations were more robust for those with a stronger sense they were living their calling. Additionally, a moderated, multiple mediator model was run to examine the mediating role of career commitment and work meaning in the relation of perceiving a calling and job satisfaction, while accounting for the moderating role of living a calling. Results indicated that work meaning and career commitment fully mediated the relation between perceiving a calling and job satisfaction. However, the indirect effects of work meaning and career commitment were only significant for individuals with high levels of living a calling, indicating the importance of living a calling in the link between perceiving a calling and job satisfaction. Implications for research and practice are discussed. PMID:22059426

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

2012-01-01

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Job Satisfaction, Wage Changes and Quits: Evidence from Germany  

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This paper uses data from ten waves of the German Socio-Economic Panel to examine the effect of wages and job satisfaction on workers' future quit behaviour. Our results show that workers who report dissatisfaction with their jobs are statistically more likely to quit than those with higher levels of satisfaction. The cross-sectional distribution of job satisfaction responses thus contains information

Andrew Clark; Yannis Georgellis; Peter Sanfey

1997-01-01

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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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Job Satisfaction of Academics: Reflections about Turkey  

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship of academics' job satisfaction to intrinsic and extrinsic factors such as gender, age, marital status, seniority, academic status, position, area of work (science and engineering, social science), and presence or absence of academic experience abroad. Participants included 203 academics…

Bilge, Filiz; Akman, Yasemin; Kelecioglu, Hulya

2007-01-01

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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 of Teacher Educators in Agriculture.  

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A study was conducted to determine the level of job satisfaction that exists for teacher educators in agriculture. A stratified random sample of 100 teacher educators was drawn after the teacher educators were classified by type of employing institution, i.e., 1862 land-grant, 1890 land-grant, and nonland-grant. A questionnaire was constructed to…

Bowen, Blannie E.

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University of Illinois Employeees Job Satisfaction Study.  

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During the spring of 1974, 2,048 employees at the University of Illinois (976 at Urbana-Champaign, 490 at Chicago Circle, and 582 at Medical Center) were surveyed by mail and telephone to determine their degree of satisfaction with a number of job-related factors. Academic and nonacademic groups were represented. The results indicated that there…

Illinois Univ., Champaign. Bureau of Institutional Research.

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Physician Job Satisfaction across Six Major Specialties  

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A random sample of 763 physicians was surveyed to examine the relation of 18 critical work-related factors to job satisfaction. On the whole, physicians reported that they were satisfied with their careers and believed that caring for patients, sense of accomplishment, continuity of care, autonomy, and personal time were the five most important…

Duffy, Ryan D.; Richard, George V.

2006-01-01

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Home Visitor Job Satisfaction and Turnover.  

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This paper summarizes findings of a 3-year study of the job satisfaction and turnover of home visitors, both professional and paraprofessional, in programs which link families-at-risk for impaired functioning to medical home care and other resources. Specifically, the study examined: (1) home visitor personal characteristics that influence…

Buchbinder, Sharon B.; Duggan, Anne K.; Young, Elizabeth; Fuddy, Loretta; Sia, Cal

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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 and Stress Coping Skills of Primary School Teachers  

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Job satisfaction expresses the extent of match between teachers' expectation of the job, job requirements and the satisfaction derived from their jobs. There seems to be a growing discontentment towards teaching as a result of which standards of education are falling. Teachers are dissatisfied in spite of different plans and programmes which have…

Bindhu, C. M.; Sudheeshkumar, P. K.

2006-01-01

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Are All Part-Time Faculty Underemployed? The Influence of Faculty Status Preference on Satisfaction and Commitment  

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Utilizing a person-job fit perspective, we examined the job satisfaction and affective commitment of three groups of college faculty (N = 167): full-time faculty, part-time faculty preferring a part-time position (voluntary part-time), and part-time faculty preferring a full-time position (involuntary part-time). Involuntary part-time faculty were…

Maynard, Douglas C.; Joseph, Todd Allen

2008-01-01

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

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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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Job Satisfaction of University Academics: Perspectives from Uganda  

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Although several studies in the affluent world have examined the job satisfaction and dissatisfaction of lecturers in higher education, little is known about academic job satisfaction in the low-resource countries. This study probes those factors contributing to academic satisfaction and dissatisfaction in higher education in the developing world.…

Ssesanga, Karim; Garrett, Roger M.

2005-01-01

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Factors related to job satisfaction among Lithuanian dentists  

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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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Elementary Resource Room Teachers' Job Stress and Job Satisfaction in Taoyuan County, Taiwan  

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Background: Job satisfaction and job stress have been shown to be consistently related in a range of school education studies. The purpose of this research was to investigate how well the job satisfaction of resource room teachers in Taiwan may be predicted through an understanding of their job stress and demographic characteristics. Method: A…

Cheng, Yuan-Wen; Ren, Lillian

2010-01-01

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Principals' Self-Efficacy: Relations with Job Autonomy, Job Satisfaction, and Contextual Constraints  

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The purpose of the present study was to explore relations between principals' self-efficacy, perceived job autonomy, job satisfaction, and perceived contextual constraints to autonomy. Principal self-efficacy was measured by a multidimensional scale called the Norwegian Principal Self-Efficacy Scale. Job autonomy, job satisfaction, and contextual…

Federici, Roger A.

2013-01-01

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The Effects of College Major and Job Field Congruence on Job Satisfaction  

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This study investigated predictors of job satisfaction and builds on previous research on the effects of bachelor's degree majors and job field congruence on job satisfaction. Data on workers' job experiences in 2001 were matched to those workers' college experiences across 30 institutions and background characteristics up to 25 years earlier.…

Wolniak, Gregory C.; Pascarella, Ernest T.

2005-01-01

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Teachers' Collective Efficacy, Job Satisfaction, and Job Stress in Cross-Cultural Context  

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This study examines how teachers' collective efficacy (TCE), job stress, and the cultural dimension of collectivism are associated with job satisfaction for 500 teachers from Canada, Korea (South Korea or Republic of Korea), and the United States. Multigroup path analysis revealed that TCE predicted job satisfaction across settings. Job stress was…

Klassen, Robert M.; Usher, Ellen L.; Bong, Mimi

2010-01-01

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Job satisfaction, job stress and psychosomatic health problems in software professionals in India  

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This questionnaire based study investigates correlation between job satisfaction, job stress and psychosomatic health in Indian software professionals. Also, examines how yoga practicing Indian software professionals cope up with stress and psychosomatic health problems. The sample consisted of yoga practicing and non-yoga practicing Indian software professionals working in India. The findings of this study have shown that there is significant correlation among job satisfaction, job stress and health. In Yoga practitioners job satisfaction is not significantly related to Psychosomatic health whereas in non-yoga group Psychosomatic Health symptoms showed significant relationship with Job satisfaction. PMID:25598623

Madhura, Sahukar; Subramanya, Pailoor; Balaram, Pradhan

2014-01-01

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Work values and job satisfaction: a qualitative study of Iranian nurses.  

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This study aimed to describe the effect of nursing profession work-related values on job satisfaction among a sample of Iranian nurses. We used in-depth interviews with 30 nurses who worked in university-affiliated and public hospitals in Tehran, Iran. The results of thematic analysis of interviews are reported in four themes to present the participants' articulations in linking their work-related values to job satisfaction. The themes consist of values that "encourage tolerance," "enhance inner harmony," "reflect traditional commitment," "enhance unity," and are "centered around altruism and spiritual values." The most satisfied participants considered nursing a divine profession and a tool by which they could gain spiritual pleasure and satisfaction. Our findings highlight the potential role of nursing work-related values in reducing dissatisfaction with one's job. For the nursing profession, this may have implications in reducing job instability and turnover. PMID:23232792

Ravari, Ali; Bazargan-Hejazi, Shahrzad; Ebadi, Abbas; Mirzaei, Tayebeh; Oshvandi, Khodayar

2013-06-01

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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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An Assessment of Job Satisfaction of Industrial Arts Teacher Educators.  

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Job satisfactions of industrial arts teacher educators and the importance they place upon their professional role activities, work environment, departmental supervision, and relationships with colleagues were measured and assessed. The National Job Satisfaction Study Instrument (NJSSI) was developed by the investigators to collect information to…

Kaufman, Allan H.; Buffer, James J., Jr.

1978-01-01

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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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Professional Myopia: Job Satisfaction and the Management of Teachers.  

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Documents greater teacher attrition in the United Kingdom than previously realized and demands a halt to this trend. Urges increasing teacher managers' awareness of factors diminishing job satisfaction, an important factor influencing decisions to leave the profession. Presents three job satisfaction models used in business with possible…

Mercer, David; Evans, Barbara

1991-01-01

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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

102

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

103

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.

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Teacher job satisfaction: lessons from the TSW Pathfinder Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Government policy assumes that modernization and remodelling will be effective as external intervention mechanisms to improve job satisfaction. Based on data collected as part of the evaluation of the ‘Transforming the School Workforce Pathfinder Project’, an argument is presented here which suggests that internal management models may be more effective in improving teacher job satisfaction. By comparing the responses of

Graham Butt; Ann Lance; Antony Fielding; Helen Gunter; Steve Rayner; Hywel Thomas

2005-01-01

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The Measurement of Job Satisfaction: Current Practices and Future Considerations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Data are reviewed which indicate that a lack of standardized measurement is currently apparent within the job satisfaction literature. While several other instruments were used repeatedly, 71 measures (46% of the 155 instances in which job satisfaction was measured) appeared only once in five leading journals during the 1973 to 1975 period. Similar results were evident when data from 1976

Edward J. OConnor; Lawrence H. Peters; Steve M. Gordon

1978-01-01

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Predictors of Job Satisfaction among Selected Agriculture Faculty  

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The construct of job satisfaction is rooted in Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and Herzberg's Motivator-Hygiene Theory. The current study was conducted to ascertain the level of job satisfaction of faculty members specializing in agricultural communication, agricultural leadership, agricultural teacher education, and extension education and to…

Foor, Ryan M.; Cano, Jamie

2011-01-01

107

Work Values and Job Satisfaction of Family Physicians  

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Theory and prior research suggest linkages between work values and job satisfaction. The present study examined such linkages in a group of workers in a professional occupation. Family physicians (134 women, 206 men, 88% Caucasian) responded to context-specific measures of work values and job satisfaction. ANOVA results indicated a work values…

Bouwkamp-Memmer, Jennifer C.; Whiston, Susan C.; Hartung, Paul J.

2013-01-01

108

Factors Influencing the Job Satisfaction of Academics in Higher Education  

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Since there has not been much research focus on job satisfaction in Higher Education in South Africa, this article describes the job satisfaction of these academics in times of transformation. A survey design involved 94 respondents from similar departments at a residential and a distance education institution. A questionnaire focused on teaching,…

Schulze, S.

2006-01-01

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Stress, Job Satisfaction and the Community College Faculty.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1991, a study was undertaken to determine the relationship between stress and job satisfaction among community college faculty in Pennsylvania. All full-time faculty at the state's 14 two-year community colleges were surveyed using the Faculty Stress Index, the Minnesota Job Satisfaction Questionnaire, and the Framingham Type A Scale. Selected…

Happ, Albert C.; Yoder, Edgar P.

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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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Job Characteristics, Core Self-Evaluations, and Job Satisfaction: What's Age Got to Do with It?  

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There is a well-established relationship between age and job satisfaction. To date, there is little research about how many well-known predictors of job satisfaction, specifically job characteristics and core self-evaluations, may vary with age. Using a multi-worksite sample of 1,873 employed adults aged 17 to 81, this study evaluated the extent…

Besen, Elyssa; Matz-Costa, Christina; Brown, Melissa; Smyer, Michael A.; Pitt-Catsouphes, Martha

2013-01-01

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Interaction of job-limiting pain and political skill on job satisfaction and organizational citizenship behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Job-limiting pain (JLP) is an increasingly relevant topic in organizations. However, research to date has failed to examine the stress-inducing properties of pain and its effects on job satisfaction and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). To address this gap, the purpose of this paper is to examine the interactive relationship between JLP and political skill (PS) on job satisfaction

Gerald R. Ferris; Laci M. Rogers; Fred R. Blass; Wayne A. Hochwarter

2009-01-01

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Intrinsic Job Satisfaction, Overall Satisfaction, and Intention to Leave the Job among Nursing Assistants in Nursing Homes  

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Purpose: We examined predictors of intrinsic job satisfaction, overall satisfaction, and intention to leave the job among nursing assistants (NAs). Design and Methods: The study focused on NAs who worked 30 or more hours per week in a nursing home. Data on 2,146 NAs meeting this criterion came from the 2004 National Nursing Assistant Survey, the…

Decker, Frederic H.; Harris-Kojetin, Lauren D.; Bercovitz, Anita

2009-01-01

114

The Relationship between Diversity Training, Organizational Commitment, and Career Satisfaction  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the association between employees' perceptions of diversity training (DT) existence and effectiveness with organizational commitment (OC), and career satisfaction (CS). Design/methodology/approach: The analyses in this paper utilize survey data collected between 2006 and 2007 from over 11,000…

Yap, Margaret; Holmes, Mark Robert; Hannan, Charity-Ann; Cukier, Wendy

2010-01-01

115

The Effects of Customer Satisfaction, Relationship Commitment Dimensions, and Triggers on Customer Retention  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a study of telecommunications services, the authors examine the effects of customer satisfaction, affective com- mitment, and calculative commitment on retention. The study further examines the potential for situational and reactional trigger conditions to moderate the satisfaction-retention relationship. The results support consistent effects of customer satisfaction, calculative commitment, and prior churn on retention. Prior churn also moderates the satisfaction-retention

Anders Gustafsson; Michael D. Johnson; Inger Roos

2005-01-01

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Job Satisfaction of Owner-Managers, Hired Managers, and Hired Workers as Related to Farm, Social, and Job Characteristics.  

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Changes in the structure of agriculture are affecting farm job characteristics and job satisfaction as compared with other occupations. Job satisfaction of persons occupying different positions on incorporated farms in Wisconsin was studied to determine the effects of the farm variables on the individuals. A high degree of job satisfaction was…

Wilkening, E. A.; Rodefeld, Richard D.

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Is the Job Satisfaction-Job Performance Relationship Spurious? A Meta-Analytic Examination  

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The job satisfaction-job performance relationship has attracted much attention throughout the history of industrial and organizational psychology. Many researchers and most lay people believe that a causal relationship exists between satisfaction and performance. In the current study, however, analyses using meta-analytic data suggested that the…

Bowling, Nathan A.

2007-01-01

118

Job satisfaction and subjective well-being among Czech nurses.  

PubMed

The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between domains of the job satisfaction and components of subjective well-being in nurses. A convenience sample of hospital nurses was recruited from six hospitals in Czech Republic. Data were collected using a set of questionnaires that included the McCloskey/Mueller Satisfaction Scale, the Positive Affect Scale, the Negative Affect Scale and the Personal Well-being Index. We confirmed low association between job satisfaction and subjective well-being of nurses. Satisfaction with extrinsic rewards, co-workers and family/work balance accounted for only a small percentage of variance in cognitive component of subjective well-being. Positive affect was predicted by interaction opportunities and scheduling. Negative affect was predicted by interaction opportunities and scheduling and intention to leave the actual workplace. Low percentage of the variance suggests that subjective well-being is not strongly influenced by job satisfaction. PMID:24713016

Gurková, Elena; Haroková, Sylvie; Džuka, Jozef; Žiaková, Katarína

2014-04-01

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Teacher Job Satisfaction in a Year-Round School.  

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Describes reasons for teacher job satisfaction at a year-round elementary school (Timber Lane) in Fairfax County, Virginia, such as flexible work schedules, reduced stress, and time for professional planning. (PKP)

Haser, Shelly Gismondi; Nasser, Ilham

2003-01-01

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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

121

The Influence of Leadership Style on Teacher Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article examines the effects of principals’ leadership style (transformational or transactional), principals’ decision-making strategy (autocratic versus participative), and teachers’occupation perceptions on teacher satisfaction from the job. More specifically, it attempts to find out how much of the variation in teachers’job satisfaction can be attributed to their perceptions of their occupation, as compared to their perceptions about their principals’ leadership

Ronit Bogler

2001-01-01

122

Job Satisfaction of Academic Staff: An Empirical Study on Turkey  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the levels of job satisfaction among academicians in the universities of Turkey and to examine the effects of demographics on levels of satisfaction among them. Design/methodology/approach: A questionnaire-based study was conducted in 648 academicians working in the Universities of Turkey. Data…

Toker, Boran

2011-01-01

123

The Relationship between Interest-Occupation Congruence and Job Satisfaction.  

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Examined the relationship between congruence and intrinsic job satisfaction for 1,688 young adults. A modest significant relationship was found. The congruence-satisfaction relationship was more pronounced for subjects meeting screens developed for three variables (interest clarity, career salience, and value placed on interesting work) suspected…

Swaney, Kyle; Prediger, Dale

1985-01-01

124

Job Satisfaction among University Faculty: Individual, Work, and Institutional Determinants  

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This study seeks to understand academic faculty job satisfaction, focusing on three different sets of variables--characteristics of the individual, the work context and institutional interactions. In one sense, each explanation is rooted in the individual, as is appropriate to a study of individual satisfaction. Thus, when the authors examine…

Bozeman, Barry; Gaughan, Monica

2011-01-01

125

Job satisfaction and professional development of health information administration faculty.  

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To provide seamless care for patients while the health care industry undergoes changes, an integrated health information system must be developed. This effort affects the roles and responsibilities of practitioners and educators in health information administration (HIA). The changes may affect job satisfaction of HIA educators as they prepare entry-level practitioners for emerging roles. A national survey of HIA faculty's job satisfaction used the JDI/JIG scales and a researcher-developed instrument. The survey asked what job, institutional, and individual factors were significantly related to overall job satisfaction, whether there is a relationship between organizational fit and overall job satisfaction, and whether HIA faculty were pursuing terminal degrees, and what incentives and impediments they found to do so. Response rate was 78%. These faculty were very satisfied with their jobs. Work, pay, supervision, and co-workers were significantly related to overall job satisfaction, with work and supervision accounting for 47% of the variance. Doctorally prepared faculty valued research more than did others, and tended to be in institutions perceived to value research. Although 79% reported that their institutions encouraged them to pursue advanced degrees, only 23.6% were pursuing doctorates. These findings may be useful in recruiting HIA practitioners into academia as well as for accreditation purposes. PMID:11026113

White, A W

2000-01-01

126

Characteristics of Appraisal Systems That Promote Job Satisfaction of Teachers  

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This article examines if and how characteristics of appraisal systems used for secondary school teachers affect job satisfaction. Using multilevel analyses on data of 3 473 teachers in Flanders (Belgium), we found that appraisals with a developmental purpose and appraisals perceived as being a fair judgement, both have a positive impact on job

Deneire, Alexia; Vanhoof, Jan; Faddar, Jerich; Gijbels, David; Van Petegem, Peter

2014-01-01

127

Job satisfaction correlates among Palestinian nurses in the West Bank  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

James U. Gleaton

1996-01-01

128

The Role of Intelligence in the Formation of Well-Being: From Job Rewards to Job Satisfaction  

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In a longitudinal study, we investigate the moderating role of intelligence on the effects of intrinsic and extrinsic rewards and intrinsic and extrinsic satisfactions on global job satisfaction. The results support our hypotheses that: (1) intrinsic rewards and intrinsic satisfaction are more strongly related to global job satisfaction among…

Ganzach, Yoav; Fried, Itzhak

2012-01-01

129

Collegiate Schemas: The Influence of Institutional Met Expectations on Tenure-Track Faculty Job Satisfaction  

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"Met expectations" research into job satisfaction (Locke, 1976; Porter & Steers, 1973) has shown that the expectations employees bring to their jobs influence their overall job satisfaction. At colleges and universities, faculty job satisfaction is important because it can provide a measure of overall institutional effectiveness…

Pontius, Jason Lewis

2012-01-01

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Determinants of Indian physicians’ satisfaction & dissatisfaction from their job  

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Background & objectives: Physicians’ satisfaction/dissatisfaction from their job is an important factor associated with health service that deals with human life. This study was conducted to ascertain overall level and proportion of physicians’ satisfaction from their job as well as to identify those components that influenced it. Method: A comprehensive customized questionnaire was used with Section A to assess demographic profile of physicians and Section B to assess satisfaction. Response to each question was devised using Likert scale. Likert scale responses were converted to normal scale so that statistical procedures could be naturally developed. A total of 170 physicians were selected using multistage sampling. Questionnaire was administered on one to one basis to avoid non-response. Precise and contextualized descriptive and inferential statistical procedures were used for analysis. Result: Of the 140 physicians, 103 (74%) were satisfied from their job with average score of 19.15 ± 11.46 while 37 (26%) were dissatisfied with average score -09.27 ± 06.30. Nine out of 15 components were found significant (P<0.05). Conclusion: Comparative assessment of the present results with those of other studies revealed that satisfaction percentage of Indian physicians and those of the developed countries were almost the same. Perhaps, magnitude of satisfaction level (average score) of the Indian physicians were towards the lower side. Nine determinants, identified in this study can be used safely to assess any professionals’ satisfaction. PMID:24820835

Sharma, Meenakshi; Goel, Sonu; Singh, Sharad Kumar; Sharma, Raman; Gupta, Pramod K.

2014-01-01

131

Romans 12 Motivational Gifts and College Professors: Implications for Job Satisfaction and Person-Job Fit  

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This study builds on earlier work by DellaVecchio and Winston (2004) and McPherson (2008). They addressed the seven motivational gifts Paul wrote about in Romans 12:3-8 as a means for addressing job satisfaction and person-job fit among college professors. Using a snowball sampling method, 89 college professors completed the online survey…

Tomlinson, Jon C.; Winston, Bruce E.

2011-01-01

132

Organizational Stress, Job Satisfaction and Job Performance: Where Do We Go From Here?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reviews and summarizes two decades of empirical literature concerned with both direct and moderating variable-based analyses of the relationship of organizational stress with job satisfaction and job performance. Moderating influences of various constructs operationalized at the individual, group and organizational level of analysis are classified and then reviewed systematically. An evaluative summary of this research suggests that although

Sherny E. Sullivan; Rabi S. Bhagat

1992-01-01

133

An Analysis of Person-Job Fit, Job Satisfaction, and Student Academic Performance  

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The major purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between person-job fit in new teacher hires, those teachers' perceptions of job satisfaction and the resulting student academic achievement. The survey of teachers and principals was conducted by the Texas Public Schools Research Network (TPSRN). TPSRN received over 729 responses…

Westfall, Richard E., Jr.

2012-01-01

134

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

135

Changes in Situational and Dispositional Factors as Predictors of Job Satisfaction  

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Arguably, job satisfaction is one of the most important variables with regard to work. When explaining job satisfaction, research usually focuses on predictor variables in terms of levels but neglects growth rates. Therefore it remains unclear how potential predictors evolve over time and how their development affects job satisfaction. Using…

Keller, Anita C.; Semmer, Norbert K.

2013-01-01

136

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

137

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

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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

138

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

139

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

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

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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

141

Teacher Job Satisfaction and Burnout Viewed through Social Comparisons  

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Understanding job satisfaction, stress, and burnout within agricultural education has the potential to impact the profession's future. Studying these factors through the theoretical lens of social comparison takes a cultural approach by investigating how agriculture teachers interact with and compare themselves to others. The purpose of this study…

Kitchel, Tracy; Smith, Amy R.; Henry, Anna L.; Robinson, J. Shane; Lawver, Rebecca G.; Park, Travis D.; Schell, Ashley

2012-01-01

142

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

143

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

144

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

145

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

146

Teachers Job Satisfaction and Motivation for School Effectiveness: An Assessment  

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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

147

Teacher Job Satisfaction: Lessons from the TSW Pathfinder Project  

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Government policy assumes that modernization and remodelling will be effective as external intervention mechanisms to improve job satisfaction. Based on data collected as part of the evaluation of the "Transforming the School Workforce Pathfinder Project", an argument is presented here which suggests that internal management models may be more…

Butt, Graham; Lance, Ann; Fielding, Antony; Gunter, Helen; Rayner, Steve; Thomas, Hywel

2005-01-01

148

Holland Code, Job Satisfaction and Productivity in Clothing Factory Workers.  

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Published research on vocational interests and personality has not often assessed the characteristics of workers and the work environment in blue-collar, women-dominated industries. This study administered the Self-Directed Search (Form E) to 318 sewing machine operators in three clothing factories. Holland codes, productivity, job satisfaction,…

Heesacker, Martin; And Others

149

Job Satisfaction and College Faculty in Two Predominantly Black Institutions.  

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Presents findings on the work attitudes of faculty members at two predominantly Black colleges. Like their colleagues elsewhere, the respondents feel strong degrees of career satisfaction, especially from such job factors as student growth, personal growth, schedule flexibility, and professional autonomy. Other factors, including some working…

Diener, Thomas

1985-01-01

150

Job Satisfaction Characteristics of Higher Education Faculty by Race  

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The primary goal of this study was to investigate, at a national level, the job satisfaction characteristics of higher education faculty of 5 different races. Data for this quantitative secondary analysis study were taken from the national study of postsecondary faculty (NSOPF) collected in the year 2004. The study used chi-square, one-way-ANOVA,…

Ali, Parveen

2009-01-01

151

Feeling the Love: Sportscasters Score Big with Job Satisfaction  

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1 Citation: Scott Reinardy. and Jerry Crawford II. "Feeling the Love: Sportscasters Score Big with Job Satisfaction." Journal of Sports Media 6.2 (2011): 23-42. Published version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/jsm.2011.0006 Abstract...

Reinardy, Scott; Crawford II, Jerry L.

2011-01-01

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Job Satisfaction of Female and Male Superintendents: The Influence of Job Facets and Contextual Variables as Potential Predictors  

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A descriptive multiple regression approach was used to assess the job satisfaction of female and male public school superintendents taking part in a decennial survey conducted by AASA. Self-reported job satisfaction of public school superintendents was regressed on their affective reactions to specific job facets (supervision, co-workers, and…

Young, I. Phillip; Kowalski, Theodore J.; McCord, Robert S.; Petersen, George J.

2012-01-01

153

Task-achievement, obsessive-compulsive, type A traits, and job satisfaction of professionals in public practice accounting.  

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This paper contains a description of the results of a two-year study of task-achievement, obsessive-compulsive, Type A traits, and job satisfaction within randomly selected groups of 499 public practice accountants in Ontario, Canada. The results supported the notion that this profession attracts and conditions personalities with task-oriented, order-driven, Type A characteristics. With the exception of those who were advanced partners, the majority of public practice accountants were only moderately job-satisfied and were reportedly not committed to staying in their present jobs until retirement. PMID:1763172

Schell, B H; DeLuca, V M

1991-10-01

154

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

155

Job Satisfaction, Stress and Coping Strategies among Moroccan High School Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studied job stress, job satisfaction, and coping strategies through self-report measures from 153 Moroccan high school teachers. Results show that 45% of the teachers were satisfied with their jobs, but over half reported high levels of stress, negatively correlated with job satisfaction. Factor analysis of 16 coping strategies produced four…

Benmansour, Naima

1998-01-01

156

Job satisfaction and gender: Why are women so happy at work?  

Microsoft Academic Search

By most objective standards, women's jobs are worse than men's, yet women report higher levels of job satisfaction than do men. This paper uses a recent large-scale British survey to document the extent of this gender differential for eight measures of job satisfaction and to evaluate the proposition that identical men and women in identical jobs should be equally satisfied.

Andrew E. Clark

1997-01-01

157

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

158

Job satisfaction and technology in Mexico  

Microsoft Academic Search

The introduction of new technologies is one of the greatest benefits that MNCs can bring to developing countries, and the speed and importance of this technology transfer appear to be increasing. Therefore, the management of developing country workforces in changing technological settings becomes an important issue for MNCs. In this paper, we address this issue, with an emphasis on job

Steve Lovett; Tom Coyle; Russell Adams

2004-01-01

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Positive practice environments influence job satisfaction of primary health care clinic nursing managers in two South African provinces  

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Background Nurses constitute the majority of the health workforce in South Africa and they play a major role in providing primary health care (PHC) services. Job satisfaction influences nurse retention and successful implementation of health system reforms. This study was conducted in light of renewed government commitment to reforms at the PHC level, and to contribute to the development of solutions to the challenges faced by the South African nursing workforce. The objective of the study was to determine overall job satisfaction of PHC clinic nursing managers and the predictors of their job satisfaction in two South African provinces. Methods During 2012, a cross-sectional study was conducted in two South African provinces. Stratified random sampling was used to survey a total of 111 nursing managers working in PHC clinics. These managers completed a pre-tested Measure of Job Satisfaction questionnaire with subscales on personal satisfaction, workload, professional support, training, pay, career prospects and standards of care. Mean scores were used to measure overall job satisfaction and various subscales. Predictors of job satisfaction were determined through multiple logistic regression analysis. Results A total of 108 nursing managers completed the survey representing a 97% response rate. The mean age of respondents was 49 years (SD?=?7.9) and the majority of them (92%) were female. Seventy-six percent had a PHC clinical training qualification. Overall mean job satisfaction scores were 142.80 (SD?=?24.3) and 143.41 (SD?=?25.6) for Gauteng and Free State provinces respectively out of a maximum possible score of 215. Predictors of job satisfaction were: working in a clinic of choice (RRR?=?3.10 (95% CI: 1.11 to 8.62, P?=?0.030)), being tired at work (RRR?=?0.19 (95% CI: 0.08 to 0.50, P?=?0.001)) and experience of verbal abuse (RRR?=?0.18 (95% CI: 0.06 to 0.55, P?=?0.001). Conclusion Allowing nurses greater choice of clinic to work in, the prevention of violence and addressing workloads could improve the practice environment and job satisfaction of PHC clinic nursing managers. PMID:24885785

2014-01-01

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Nurse manager job satisfaction and intent to leave  

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Background The nurse manager role is critical to staff nurse retention and often the portal to senior nursing leadership, yet little is known about nurse managers' job satisfaction and career plans. The purpose of this study was to describe nurse managers' job satisfaction and intent to leave. Methods An electronic survey was used to collect data from 291 nurse managers working in U.S. hospitals. Findings 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 five 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. Conclusions Recommendations for nursing leaders include evaluating the workload of nurse managers, providing career counseling, and developing succession plans. Additional research is needed to understand the determinants and consequences of nurse manager job satisfaction, intent to leave, and turnover. PMID:24689156

Warshawsky, Nora E.; Havens, Donna S.

2015-01-01

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Correlation of Graduating Grade Point Average, Job Satisfaction, and Life Satisfaction of Pharmacy Graduates.  

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The 112 graduates of Ferris State University's School of Pharmacy (Michigan) were surveyed to investigate a possible relationship between academic achievement and perceptions of job and life satisfaction 5 years after graduation. Graduates were generally satisfied with their everyday work, supervision, compensation, coworkers, chance for…

Turner, James B.

1990-01-01

162

Prediction of Job Satisfaction Based on Workplace Facets for Adjunct Business Faculty at Four-Year Universities  

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The purpose of this study was to examine the job satisfaction of adjuncts in the curriculum area of business at four-year universities and to determine the roles that individual job facets play in creating overall job satisfaction. To explore which job facets and demographics predict job satisfaction for the population, participants were asked to…

Lewis, Vance Johnson

2012-01-01

163

Working conditions, work style, and job satisfaction among Albanian teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For the first time in Albania, a large-scale study investigating teachers' working conditions was conducted. 349 teachers from many parts of the country and from all school levels answered an extensive questionnaire, providing a comprehensive description of their working situation. As data for parts of the study exist from the USA, Germany, Singapore, England, and Poland, results could be discussed in comparison to the conditions in these countries, showing that self-reported job satisfaction and engagement in effective classroom practices is relatively high among Albanian teachers, while the economic and physical conditions are bad. Stepwise regression analyses reveal that the items measuring professional autonomy account for a considerable part of the variance of the job satisfaction measure; while work efficiency is mainly predicted by items measuring social support and, again, professional autonomy.

Kloep, Marion; Tarifa, Fatos

1994-03-01

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An instrument to measure job satisfaction of nursing home administrators  

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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

165

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

166

Job Satisfaction among Faculty of Color in Academe: Individual Survivors or Institutional Transformers?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses satisfaction and issues pertaining to job retention among college faculty of color. Considers their satisfaction in environments where they are a minority, their perseverance and survival in tenure and promotion, reactions to a nonsupportive environment, and specific factors contributing to job satisfaction. Concludes that faculty of…

Laden, Berta Vigil; Hagedorn, Linda Serra

2000-01-01

167

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

168

Institutional Variables, Collegial Relationships, and Occupational Satisfaction: Testing the Conceptual Framework of Faculty Job Satisfaction among Counselor Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Occupational satisfaction is the extent to which individuals are fulfilled by their employment. The Conceptual Framework of Faculty Job Satisfaction (Hagedorn, 2000) describes how aspects of work impact occupational satisfaction, yet researchers have not previously used this model with counselor educators. This study investigated the applicability…

Michel, Rebecca E.

2012-01-01

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Pediatric novice nurses: examining compassion fatigue as a mediator between stress exposure and compassion satisfaction, burnout, and job satisfaction.  

PubMed

We investigated whether compassion fatigue mediated associations between nurse stress exposure and job satisfaction, compassion satisfaction, and burnout, controlling for pre-existing stress. The Life Events Checklist was administered to 251 novice pediatric nurses at the start of the nurse residency program (baseline) and 3 months after to assess pre-existing and current stress exposure. Compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue, and burnout were assessed 3 months after baseline and job satisfaction 6 months after. Stress exposure significantly predicted lower compassion satisfaction and more burnout. Compassion fatigue partially mediated these associations. Results demonstrate a need for hospitals to prevent compassion fatigue in healthcare providers. PMID:24444742

Meyer, Rika M L; Li, Angela; Klaristenfeld, Jessica; Gold, Jeffrey I

2015-01-01

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Registered Dietitians in School Nutrition Leadership: Motivational Aspects of Job Selection and Job Satisfaction  

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Purpose/Objectives: This study examined motivational aspects related to selecting school nutrition leadership as a career by registered dietitians (RDs). Motivational aspects were defined as valued characteristics which influence individuals' desires for specific work environments. Aspects of job satisfaction were also explored. Methods: An…

Dodson, Linette J.; Arendt, Susan W.

2014-01-01

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Examining the Impact of Fit on the Job Satisfaction of Midlevel Managers in Student Affairs  

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The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship of personal characteristics, job characteristics, and fit on the job satisfaction of mid-level managers in student affairs. The study was quantitative in nature and used the Job Satisfaction Survey (Spector, 1997) and several additional instruments to assess the impact of these variables…

Lombardi, Ryan Timothy

2013-01-01

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A Structural Analysis of the Determinants of Job Satisfactions in On-Going Organizations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Organizational effectiveness is composed of two concepts: (1) job satisfactions and (2) employee performance. In this paper the concept of job satisfactions is delimited to include five principal areas, viz., work, pay, promotion, people, and supervision. Employee performance is the reciprocal concept. This paper is directed toward the job

Vaughn, William J.; Dunn, J. D.

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Job satisfaction and stress levels among anaesthesiologists of south India  

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Background: Stress being high among practicing anaesthesiologists has effects on the quality of life. Methods to mitigate the stress have to be ensured to achieve job satisfaction. Methods: A survey was conducted through a questionnaire to know the various aspects of job satisfaction and job stress. The results of the data obtained were analyzed. Results: An anaesthetists work area may vary from a small private hospital to a large tertiary centre.Depending on the number of anaesthetists in a particular hospital, the working hours and on call duties would be distributed. Overworked anaesthetists are prone to burnout due to sleep deprivation. This could lead to fatigue related error. Lesser the number of anaesthetists would mean less support from colleagues in the event of complications. Having a good rapport with surgical colleagues also helps to prevent stress.Anaesthesiologists should have adequate monitors to avoid error in judgement. Chronic stress has serious health hazards. Keeping updated with latest developments in our field helps to improve the quality of care provided. Anaesthetists should also receive the recognition and remuneration due to them. Conclusion: To improve the quality of care provided to a patient,anaesthesiologists must cope with job stress. An anaesthetist must enjoy the work rather than be burdened by it. PMID:22174471

Koshy, Rachel Cherien; Ramesh, Bhagyalakshmi; Khan, Shabana; Sivaramakrishnan, Anand

2011-01-01

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

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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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Unit type differences in RN workgroup job satisfaction.  

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Using cross-sectional data from the 2004 National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) RN Satisfaction Survey, differences in RN workgroup job satisfaction were examined among 10 unit types--medical-surgical, step-down, critical care, pediatric, maternal-newborn, psychiatric, emergency department, rehabilitation, surgical services, and outpatient clinics and labs. The national sample included RN workgroups in 2,900 patient care units (55,516 RNs; 206 hospitals in 44 states). Workgroup satisfaction across all unit types was moderate. RN workgroups in pediatric units were the most satisfied, whereas those in surgical services and emergency department unit types were least satisfied. A consistent finding across all unit types was high satisfaction with the specific domains of nurse-to-nurse interaction, professional status, and professional development versus much lower satisfaction with task, decision making, and pay. Findings can be used to inform and develop investigations that examine specific aspects of the work environment for RN workgroups in various unit types. PMID:16946106

Boyle, Diane K; Miller, Peggy A; Gajewski, Byron J; Hart, Sara E; Dunton, Nancy

2006-10-01

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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  

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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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Comparative Study of Government and Non Government College Teachers in Relation to Job Satisfaction and Job Stress  

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They studied on the government non government college teachers in relation to job satisfaction and job stress. They collected the sample from 200 college teacher from government and non government from bathinda district (Punjab) to discover the difference between government and non government male and female college teachers in relation to job

Kaur, Sarbjit; Kumar, Dinesh

2008-01-01

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Stop Using the Modified Work APGAR to Measure Job Satisfaction  

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Background. The psychometric properties of the Modified Work APGAR (MWA) scale are not established, yet researchers use this scale as an overall measure of job satisfaction. Objective. Perform psychometric analyses on the MWA scale using data from two populations. Methods. A landmark occupational cohort and a clinical cohort are populations with low back pain studied. The first five items of the MWA scale measure social support from coworkers, one item measures dissatisfaction with job tasks, and the sixth item measures lack of social support from a supervisor. Exploratory principal components analyses were conducted in both cohorts. Results. In both cohorts, the first five items of the MWA scale loaded consistently onto one factor, social support from coworkers subscale. Conclusions. Unless researchers are interested in measuring social support from coworkers only, future studies should use other reliable and valid instruments to measure a broad range of psychosocial work characteristics. PMID:22191021

Mielenz, Thelma J.; DeVellis, Robert F.; Battie, Michele C.; Carey, Timothy S.

2011-01-01

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Customer Satisfaction Perceptions of Dislocated Workers Served by WIN Job Centers in the Mississippi Corridor Consortium  

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The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of satisfaction of dislocated workers served by WIN Job Centers in the Mississippi Corridor Consortium. Four WIN Job Centers participated in this study: Northeast Mississippi Community College WIN Job Center in Corinth, Northwest Mississippi Community College WIN Job Center in Oxford,…

Washburn, Dava Michelle

2009-01-01

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Workplace Stress, Job Satisfaction, Job Performance, and Turnover Intention of Health Care Workers in Rural Taiwan.  

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Workplace stress (WS) has been found to affect job satisfaction (JS), performance, and turnover intentions (TIs) in developed countries, but there is little evidence from other countries and especially rural areas. In rural Taiwan, especially, there is an insufficient health care workforce, and the situation is getting worse. To demonstrate the relationship, we used a cross-sectional structured questionnaire, and data from 344 licensed professionals in 1 rural regional hospital were analyzed using the structural equation model. The results showed that WS had a positive effect on both TI and job performance (JP) but a negative effect on satisfaction. JS did improve performance. For the staff with an external locus of control, stress affected JP and satisfaction significantly. For the staff with lower perceived job characteristics, JS affected performance significantly. The strategies to decrease stress relating to work load, role conflict, family factors, and working environment should be focused and implemented urgently to lower the turnover rate of health care workers in rural Taiwan. PMID:24174390

Chao, Ming-Che; Jou, Rong-Chang; Liao, Cing-Chu; Kuo, Chung-Wei

2013-10-30

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Staff stress and job satisfaction at a children's hospice.  

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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 of factors, notably recent personal bereavement and unresolved grief about a death that had occurred before they came to work at the hospice, distinguished this small group. Job satisfaction was generally high. The main sources of stress were: the sense of impotence staff felt when they were unable to relieve perceived needs or distress; dealing with negative responses in families, and conflicts within the staff group. The most important mitigating factors were: the informal support that staff provided for each other in this small cohesive working unit, the homelike atmosphere of the hospice, and the diversity of professional and personal skills among the staff group. The implications of these findings for reducing stress among staff dealing with dying people are discussed; this includes not only staff on paediatric wards, intensive care and neonatal units, but also community paediatric nurses. PMID:2923460

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

1989-01-01

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

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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

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Job Satisfaction and Teacher-Student Relationships across the Teaching Career: Four Case Studies  

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We studied the development of teacher-student relationships and teachers' job satisfaction throughout the careers of four veteran teachers who retained high job satisfaction. Teacher data gathered with the narrative-biographical method were compared with students' perceptions of the teacher-student relationships, using the Questionnaire on Teacher…

Veldman, Ietje; van Tartwijk, Jan; Brekelmans, Mieke; Wubbels, Theo

2013-01-01

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The Influencing and Effective Model of Early Childhood: Teachers' Job Satisfaction in China  

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The purpose of this study was to explore the influencing and effective models of Chinese early childhood teachers' job satisfaction. Using a questionnaire of 317 teachers from 21 kindergartens in Shanghai, China, the present study established the influencing and effective structure model of teachers' job satisfaction. The results demonstrated that…

Jiang, Yong

2005-01-01

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The Relationship Between Sex and Intrinsic Job Satisfaction of Adult Educators.  

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Relatively few studies of job satisfaction have dealt with sex as a significant variable. Recent studies have determined that Maslow's hierarchy of needs has particular application to the work situation and to an examination of sex differences in intrinsic job satisfaction. A questionnaire based on Maslow's hierarchy was sent to all of the 378…

Hinkley, Nancy E.

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

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

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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

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Women Principals' Conceptions of Job Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction: An Alternative View?  

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The purpose of the current study was to unearth subjective interpretations of women principals concerning job satisfaction and dissatisfaction in their career and to examine whether their interpretations differ from common, "androgynous" constructions of job satisfaction developed outside the field of education but that constitute the basis on…

Oplatka, Izhar; Mimon, Rivka

2008-01-01

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

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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

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Teachers' Perceptions of Principal Leadership Styles and How They Impact Teacher Job Satisfaction  

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This study focuses on leadership styles of principals and how perceptions teachers hold of such leadership styles impact their job satisfaction. The research concentrated on how teachers perceived their principal's leadership style, and the specific principal leadership behaviors that enhance teachers' job satisfaction. The research was…

Ismail, Mohd Rozi

2012-01-01

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Relating Training to Job Satisfaction: A Survey of Online Faculty Members  

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The purpose of this study was to determine whether training affected the job satisfaction reported by online faculty members. A convenience sample of 492 Iowa Community College Online Consortium (ICCOC) faculty members were invited to participate in a quantitative survey, and 148 responded. Overall Job Satisfaction was operationalized through the…

Hoekstra, Brian

2014-01-01

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Job Satisfaction among Accounting and Finance Academics: Empirical Evidence from Irish Higher Education Institutions  

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The central aim of the present study was to examine the levels of job satisfaction among accounting and finance academics in Irish higher education institutions. Additionally, this research sought to uncover the factors linked to the overall job satisfaction of these teachers. The findings showed that while, participants were generally satisfied…

Byrne, Marann; Chughtai, Aamir Ali; Flood, Barbara; Willis, Pauline

2012-01-01

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Teacher Morale and Job Satisfaction in the State of New Jersey  

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This study explored factors that affect teacher morale and job satisfaction in New Jersey's reform environment. This study was conducted to determine if a statistically significant correlation exists between teacher morale and job satisfaction in the state of New Jersey and whether the proposed reforms to pension, benefits, and tenure have…

Bagolie, Rosaura

2012-01-01

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Work Life Balance and Job Satisfaction among Faculty at Iowa State University  

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This study utilized the existing database from the Iowa State University 2009-2010 COACHE Tenure-Track Job Satisfaction Survey Report to explore faculty work life balance and job satisfaction among academic disciplines at Iowa State University. The articulation of work and life, cast as work life balance, has become a key feature of much current…

Mukhtar, Farah

2012-01-01

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

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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

196

Lean Production, Worker Empowerment, and Job Satisfaction: A Qualitative Analysis and Critique  

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Many argue that increased employee involvement in manufacturing is central to lean production. Increasing the responsibilities and abilities of front-line workers has been labeled empowerment. Such empowerment is said to increase job satisfaction. Yet, there is surprisingly little qualitative research directly addressing the relationship between participatory work arrangements and job satisfaction, and the quantitative evidence is much less clear than

Matt Vidal

2007-01-01

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The Impact of Employee Engagement Factors and Job Satisfaction on Turnover Intent  

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The current literature review examined a proposed relationship between the antecedent-employee engagement factors--and the outcome variable turnover intent mediated by job satisfaction. Kahn's Personal Engagement Theory, Equity Theory, and Herzberg's Two-Factor Theory of Job Satisfaction were used as the theoretical underpinnings for the review.…

Berry, Mary Lynn; Morris, Michael L.

2008-01-01

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

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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

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A Gender Analysis of Job Satisfaction Levels of Agricultural Education Teachers in Georgia  

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The over-arching premise of many concerning issues in secondary agricultural education may be directly related to levels of job satisfaction among teachers (Delnero & Weeks, 2000). The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that influenced the perceptions of job satisfaction/dissatisfaction among agricultural educators in Georgia. The…

Gilman, Donald; Peake, Jason B.; Parr, Brian

2012-01-01

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Analysis of Job Satisfaction of University Professors from Nine Chinese Universities  

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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

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Job Satisfaction Levels of Secondary School Physics, Chemistry and Biology Teachers  

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The purpose of this study is to determine the job satisfaction levels of the teachers participating in the study and to investigate whether their job satisfaction levels differ with respect to certain variables. The participants of the study were 297 science teachers (physics: 104, chemistry: 105, biology: 87 and 1 N/A) from secondary schools in…

Maskan, A. Kadir

2014-01-01

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Factors Related to Social Service Workers' Job Satisfaction: Revisiting Herzberg's Motivation to Work  

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Drawing on Herzberg's concept of motivation to work, we investigated characteristics related to job satisfaction among social service workers. Logistic regression support Herzberg's insights with a motivation variable—variety and creativity—having the most predictive value and a maintenance variable—experiences with supervisors—also predicting job satisfaction. Implications for research and practice are discussed.

Deborah B. Smith; Joel Shields

2012-01-01

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

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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

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Faculty Management: Maximizing Autonomy and Job Satisfaction under Economic, Administrative and Technological Changes.  

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This paper considers and summarizes information about the current state of autonomy and job satisfaction within U.S. institutions of higher education. First, the forces that often obscure, or lessen, the traditionally autonomous faculty member's sense of job satisfaction are discussed. Then, potentially overwhelming technological changes that…

Ferrara, F. Felicia

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Job satisfaction and turnover intention among Jordanian nurses in psychiatric units.  

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Psychiatric nursing has been identified as a stressful occupation, and this stress could affect individuals' health, well-being, and job satisfaction. The stress of nurses might also affect the organization in terms of absenteeism and quality of care. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between job satisfaction and turnover intention among Jordanian nurses in the psychiatric units of the Jordanian National Mental Health Center. A descriptive, correlational, cross-sectional design was used. Nurses were asked to complete a demographic data sheet and questionnaires regarding job satisfaction and turnover intention. Of the 179 questionnaires distributed, 154 were completed, with an 86% response rate. The results revealed a statistically-significant negative relationship between job satisfaction and turnover intention. The findings of the study are consistent with previous research regarding the negative relationship between job satisfaction and turnover intention. The findings provide new information about Jordanian nurses who work in government hospital psychiatric services. PMID:24890435

Alsaraireh, Faris; Quinn Griffin, Mary T; Ziehm, Scott R; Fitzpatrick, Joyce J

2014-10-01

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Intermediate linkages in the relationship between job satisfaction and employee turnover  

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The relationship between job satisfaction and turnover is significant and consistent, but not particularly strong. A more complete understanding of the psychology of the withdrawal decision process requires investigation beyond the replication of the satisfaction–turnover relationship. Toward this end, a heuristic model of the employee withdrawal decision process, which identifies possible intermediate linkages in the satisfaction–turnover relationship, is presented. Previous

William H. Mobley

1977-01-01

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Stress and Job Satisfaction among Primary Headteachers: A Question of Balance?  

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Explores perceived stress and job satisfaction among 36 primary British headteachers. Around half reported high levels of occupational stress; half were satisfied with their work. Highest satisfaction levels came from personal and organizational factors. School organization was a source of stress and satisfaction. Social support was perceived as…

Chaplain, Roland P.

2001-01-01

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Satisfaction with Job and Income among Older Individuals across European Countries  

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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

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A Survey To Examine the Relationship of the Openness of Self-Identified Lesbian, Gay Male, and Bisexual Public School Teachers to Job Stress and Job Satisfaction.  

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This paper presents a study to improve and enrich understanding of how the disclosure or non-disclosure of a lesbian, gay male, or bisexual teacher's sexual orientation at work influences his or her perceptions of job satisfaction and job stress. Consideration was given to the general level of job satisfaction and job stress among lesbian, gay…

Juul, Thomas P.; Repa, Theodore

210

Factors Affecting the Job Satisfaction of Latino\\/a Immigrants in the Midwest  

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This study examined the job satisfaction of 253 Latino\\/a newcomers in three rural communities in the Midwest. Specifically, the authors explored the effects of ethnic identity, Anglo acculturation, Latino\\/a acculturation, perceptions of the community (social relations, discrimination\\/racism, and language pressures), job tenure, work hours, and salary on participants’ job satisfaction. Results of a hierarchical regression analysis indicated that ethnic identity

Corinne Valdivia; Lisa Y. Flores

2012-01-01

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Teacher role stress, satisfaction, commitment, and intentions to leave: a structural model.  

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Structural equation modeling was used to assess the plausibility of a conceptual model specifying hypothesized linkages among teachers' perceptions of the role stresses of role ambiguity, role conflict, and role overload and commitment, satisfaction, and intentions to leave their employing school. 178 teachers in four high schools in a southern coastal region of California responded to survey questions designed to capture the above constructs. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to assess whether the role-stress items fit hypothesized constructs. Structural equation modeling results indicated that satisfaction and commitment are two mediators in the role stresses-intentions to leave relationship. PMID:20099538

Conley, Sharon; You, Sukkyung

2009-12-01

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A study of certain correlates of job satisfaction among judicial personnel, in a district of Western Maharashtra  

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Background: In present scenario, the legal profession has gained utmost importance, which makes the job of a lawyer the most challenging, with lots of mental and physical strain. The rewards can be great, but so are the pressures. High job demands lead to imbalance between what is expected and what is received (job dissatisfaction) which, in turn, leads to job strains. So, the present study focused on the impact of certain variables on job satisfaction of the judiciaries. Objectives: To study the level of job satisfaction among judicial personnel; to identify the impact of job level (hierarchy) in the experience of job satisfaction; to find the gender difference (if any) for the level of job satisfaction; and to examine the pattern of relationship of certain variables with job satisfaction. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 1 year duration, in total 965 judicial personnel of different courts in the district of Sangli, which involved data collection using predesigned proforma. A scale, having 15 different independent predictors was used as a validated screening tool, to calculate their job satisfaction score. The most contributing variable and its correlation with job satisfaction was found by stepwise multiple regression and correlation analysis using SPSS Version-16. Results and Conclusion: Out of the total, Class I judiciaries were 692 (71.7%). A majority (71.4%) of the study subjects were male. Overall mean job satisfaction score was 5.38 ± 2.7. Twenty-three percent females, compared with only 9% males, had low job satisfaction (P < 0.5). The best predictor of job satisfaction in males and females was emotional exhaustion (? = 0.191) and conflicts between values and practice (? = 0.252), respectively. Higher is the job satisfaction score, lesser the level of job satisfaction. The findings of the study revealed that job satisfaction was found to be significantly (P < 0.0005) and positively correlated with all the variables in the study.

Patel, Kriti A.; Rajderkar, Shekhar S.; Naik, Jayashree D.; Behere, Vivek S.

2014-01-01

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Practice Environments and Job Satisfaction in Patient-Centered Medical Homes  

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PURPOSE We undertook a study to evaluate the effects of medical home transformation on job satisfaction in the primary care setting. METHODS We collected primary data from 20 primary care practices participating in medical home pilot projects in Rhode Island and Colorado from 2009 to 2011. We surveyed clinicians and staff about the quality of their practice environments (eg, office chaos, communication, difficulties in providing safe, high-quality care) and job satisfaction at baseline and 30 months, and about stress, burnout, and intention to leave at 30 months. We interviewed practice leaders about the impact of pilot project participation. We assessed longitudinal changes in the practice environment and job satisfaction and, in the final pilot year, examined cross-sectional associations between the practice environment and job satisfaction, stress, burnout, and intention to leave. RESULTS Between baseline and 30 months, job satisfaction improved in Rhode Island (P =.03) but not in Colorado. For both pilot projects, reported difficulties in providing safe, high-quality care decreased (P <.001), but emphasis on quality and the level of office chaos did not change significantly. In cross-sectional analyses, fewer difficulties in providing safe, high-quality care and more open communication were associated with greater job satisfaction. Greater office chaos and an emphasis on electronic information were associated with greater stress and burnout. CONCLUSIONS Medical home transformations that emphasize quality and open communication while minimizing office chaos may offer the best chances of improving job satisfaction. PMID:25024241

Alidina, Shehnaz; Rosenthal, Meredith B.; Schneider, Eric C.; Singer, Sara J.; Friedberg, Mark W.

2014-01-01

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The Relationship between Social Capital in Hospitals and Physician Job Satisfaction  

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

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

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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. PMID:25414889

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

2014-01-01

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Work related stress, burnout, job satisfaction and general health of nurses.  

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Gaps in research focusing on work related stress, burnout, job satisfaction and general health of nurses is evident within developing contexts like South Africa. This study identified the relationship between work related stress, burnout, job satisfaction and general health of nurses. A total of 1200 nurses from four hospitals were invited to participate in this cross-sectional study (75% response rate). Participants completed five questionnaires and multiple linear regression analysis was used to determine significant relationships between variables. Staff issues are best associated with burnout as well as job satisfaction. Burnout explained the highest amount of variance in mental health of nurses. These are known to compromise productivity and performance, as well as affect the quality of patient care. Issues, such as security risks in the workplace, affect job satisfaction and health of nurses. Although this is more salient to developing contexts it is important in developing strategies and intervention programs towards improving nurse and patient related outcomes. PMID:25588157

Khamisa, Natasha; Oldenburg, Brian; Peltzer, Karl; Ilic, Dragan

2015-01-01

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Work Related Stress, Burnout, Job Satisfaction and General Health of Nurses  

PubMed Central

Gaps in research focusing on work related stress, burnout, job satisfaction and general health of nurses is evident within developing contexts like South Africa. This study identified the relationship between work related stress, burnout, job satisfaction and general health of nurses. A total of 1200 nurses from four hospitals were invited to participate in this cross-sectional study (75% response rate). Participants completed five questionnaires and multiple linear regression analysis was used to determine significant relationships between variables. Staff issues are best associated with burnout as well as job satisfaction. Burnout explained the highest amount of variance in mental health of nurses. These are known to compromise productivity and performance, as well as affect the quality of patient care. Issues, such as security risks in the workplace, affect job satisfaction and health of nurses. Although this is more salient to developing contexts it is important in developing strategies and intervention programs towards improving nurse and patient related outcomes. PMID:25588157

Khamisa, Natasha; Oldenburg, Brian; Peltzer, Karl; Ilic, Dragan

2015-01-01

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Job satisfaction and retention of health-care providers in Afghanistan and Malawi  

PubMed Central

Background This study describes job satisfaction and intention to stay on the job among primary health-care providers in countries with distinctly different human resources crises, Afghanistan and Malawi. Methods Using a cross-sectional design, we enrolled 87 health-care providers in 32 primary health-care facilities in Afghanistan and 360 providers in 10 regional hospitals in Malawi. The study questionnaire was used to assess job satisfaction, intention to stay on the job and five features of the workplace environment: resources, performance recognition, financial compensation, training opportunities and safety. Descriptive analyses, exploratory factor analyses for scale development, bivariate correlation analyses and bivariate and multiple linear regression analyses were conducted. Results The multivariate model for Afghanistan, with demographic, background and work environment variables, explained 23.9% of variance in job satisfaction (F(9,73)?=?5.08; P?job satisfaction. The multivariate model for intention to stay for Afghanistan explained 23.6% of variance (F(8,74)?=?4.10; P?job satisfaction (F(8,332)?=?4.19; P?satisfaction and intention to stay on the job are highly dependent on the local context. Although health-care workers in both Afghanistan and Malawi reported satisfaction with their jobs, the predictors of satisfaction, and the extent to which those predictors explained variations in job satisfaction and intention to stay on the job, differed substantially. These findings demonstrate the need for more detailed comparative human resources for health-care research, particularly regarding the relative importance of different determinants of job satisfaction and intention to stay in different contexts and the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve health-care worker performance and retention. PMID:24533615

2014-01-01

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Practice assistants in primary care in Germany – associations with organizational attributes on job satisfaction  

PubMed Central

Background Job satisfaction and organizational attributes in primary care teams are important issues as they affect clinical outcomes and the quality of health care provided. As practice assistants are an integral part of these teams it is important to gain insight into their views on job satisfaction and organizational attributes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the job satisfaction of practice assistants and the organizational attributes within their general practices in Germany and to explore the existence of possible associations. Methods This observational study was based on a job satisfaction survey and measurement of organizational attributes in general practices in the German federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Job satisfaction was measured with the 10-item ‘Warr-Cook-Wall job satisfaction scale’. Organizational attributes were evaluated with the 21-items ‘survey of organizational attributes for primary care’ (SOAPC). Linear regression analyses were performed in which each of SOAPC scales and the overall score of SOAPC was treated as outcome variables. Results 586 practice assistants out of 794 respondents (73.8%) from 234 general practices completed the questionnaire. Practice assistants were mostly satisfied with their colleagues and least of all satisfied with their income and recognition for their work. The regression analysis showed that ‘freedom of working method’ and ‘recognition of work’, the employment status of practice assistants and the mode of practice were almost always significantly associated with each subscale and overall score of SOAPC. Conclusions Job satisfaction is highly associated with different aspects of organizational attributes for primary care (‘communication’, ‘decision-making’ and ‘stress’). Consequently, improved job satisfaction could lead to a better-organized primary care team. This implication should be investigated directly in further intervention studies with a special focus on improving the recognition for work and income. PMID:23915225

2013-01-01

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

PubMed

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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The Moderating Effect of Leader-member Exchange on the Job Insecurity-Organizational Commitment Relationship  

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Job insecurity has become an important issue for society and organizations in the last decades due to uncertain economic conditions, global competition, and the advancement of information technology. As job insecurity have detrimental consequences for employees and organizations, it is vital to identify variables that could buffer against the negative effects of job insecurity. In this study, we examined the moderating effect of Leader-member exchange on the relation between job insecurity and organizational commitment. Data collected from 314 employees indicated that the negative relationship between qualitative insecurity and affective commitment was alleviated as Leader-member exchange increased. Furthermore, the positive relation between quantitative insecurity and continuance commitment decreased as Leader-member exchange increased.

Hu, Sanman; Zuo, Bin

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A Study To Determine the Job Satisfaction of the Engineering/Industrial Technology Faculty at Delgado Community College.  

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A study assessed job satisfaction among Engineering/Industrial Technology faculty at Delgado Community College (New Orleans, Louisiana). A secondary purpose was to confirm Herzberg's Two-Factor Theory of Job Satisfaction (1966) that workers derived satisfaction from the work itself and that causes of dissatisfaction stemmed from conditions…

Satterlee, Brian

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Rethinking Our Assumptions about Teachers' Job Satisfaction in China and the West  

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This study examined job satisfaction among schoolteachers in Beijing and compared the findings with what is known from the English-language literature. The Chinese teachers, like their Western counterparts, found satisfaction in student progress and a supportive teaching environment but they enjoyed close collaboration with colleagues in executing…

Kwong, Julia; Wang, Haiping; Clifton, Rodney A.

2010-01-01

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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

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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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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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, and Sobel tests were the analysis methods used in the study. The results from the analysis suggest that job stress and its related dimensions, time stress, and anxiety had an indirect correlation with transfer of learning through job satisfaction...

Nair, Prakash Krishnan

2009-05-15

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Physician Job Satisfaction and Quality of Care Among Hospital Employed Physicians in Japan  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background  Physician job satisfaction is reportedly associated with interpersonal quality of care, such as patient satisfaction, but\\u000a its association with technical quality of care, as determined by whether patients are offered recommended services, is unknown.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Objective  We explored whether the job satisfaction of hospital-employed physicians in Japan is associated with the technical quality\\u000a of care, with an emphasis on process qualities as

Makiko Utsugi-Ozaki; Seiji Bito; Shinji Matsumura; Yasuaki Hayashino; Shunichi Fukuhara

2009-01-01

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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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Factors Contributing to Job Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction among Non-Tenure-Track Faculty  

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While scholars have investigated the recent influx of non-tenure-track faculty (NTTF), few have talked extensively with NTTF to understand their perspectives. Using Herzberg's motivation-hygiene theory, we present focus group findings about job satisfaction of NTTF at 12 research universities. We highlight policies supporting teaching, job

Waltman, Jean; Bergom, Inger; Hollenshead, Carol; Miller, Jeanne; August, Louise

2012-01-01

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School Climate and Social-Emotional Learning: Predicting Teacher Stress, Job Satisfaction, and Teaching Efficacy  

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The aims of this study were to investigate whether and how teachers' perceptions of social-emotional learning and climate in their schools influenced three outcome variables--teachers' sense of stress, teaching efficacy, and job satisfaction--and to examine the interrelationships among the three outcome variables. Along with sense of job

Collie, Rebecca J.; Shapka, Jennifer D.; Perry, Nancy E.

2012-01-01

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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

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Correlational Study of Leadership Style and Teacher Job Satisfaction in Two Head Start Programs  

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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between leadership style and teacher job satisfaction. The population sample consisted of teachers within two preschool programs. The research study sought to understand the leadership styles of preschool program directors while examining concerns related to preschool teachers' job

Miles, Wanda L.

2010-01-01

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Factors Affecting the Job Satisfaction of Latino/a Immigrants in the Midwest  

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This study examined the job satisfaction of 253 Latino/a newcomers in three rural communities in the Midwest. Specifically, the authors explored the effects of ethnic identity, Anglo acculturation, Latino/a acculturation, perceptions of the community (social relations, discrimination/racism, and language pressures), job tenure, work hours, and…

Valdivia, Corinne; Flores, Lisa Y.

2012-01-01

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An Examination of Blue- versus White-Collar Workers' Conceptualizations of Job Satisfaction Facets  

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This study examined the degree to which blue- versus white-collar workers differentially conceptualize various job facets, namely the work itself, co-workers, supervisors, and pay. To examine these potential differences, we conducted a series of analyses on job satisfaction ratings from two samples of university workers. Consistent with the study…

Hu, Xiaoxiao; Kaplan, Seth; Dalal, Reeshad S.

2010-01-01

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State-Trait Boredom: Relationship to Absenteeism, Tenure, and Job Satisfaction  

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The relationship between job outcomes (i.e., satisfaction, absenteeism, and tenure) and measures of state (Job Boredom Scale) and trait (Boredom Proneness Scale) boredom was investigated. Data collected from 292 workers in a manufacturing plant in the southeast United States indicated that individuals scoring high on both types of boredom were significantly more dissatisfied with the work itself, pay, promotion, supervisor,

Steven J. Kass; Stephen J. Vodanovich; Anne Callender

2001-01-01

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Job Satisfaction and the Perceived Organizational Culture of U.S. Military and Military Affiliated Personnel  

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This study examined the relationship between demographic characteristics, level of job satisfaction, and current/preferred organizational culture in a sample of 139 off-campus military degree program participants. Responses were received from undergraduate students in the fields of engineering, applied sciences and arts, and education. "The Job

Diffenauer, Deborah A.

2010-01-01

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Job Satisfaction of Faculty Teaching Higher Education. An Examination of Herzberg's Dual-Factor Theory and Porter's Need Satisfaction Research.  

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In October 1975 a questionnaire was sent to 200 members randomly selected from the "Directory of Faculty Members Teaching in the Field of Higher Education" to determine satisfaction with their teaching role. The research was designed to test Herzberg's theory, which states that "hygiene factors" (job context) are related to dissatisfaction while…

Moxley, Linda S.

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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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Job Satisfaction of Primary Health-Care Providers (Public Sector) in Urban Setting  

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Introduction: Job satisfaction is determined by a discrepancy between what one wants in a job and what one has in a job. The core components of information necessary for what satisfies and motivates the health work force in our country are missing at policy level. Therefore present study will help us to know the factors for job satisfaction among primary health care providers in public sector. Materials and Methods: Present study is descriptive in nature conducted in public sector dispensaries/primary urban health centers in Delhi among health care providers. Pretested structured questionnaire was administered to 227 health care providers. Data was analyzed using SPSS and relevant statistical test were applied. Results: Analysis of study reveals that ANMs are more satisfied than MOs, Pharmacist and Lab assistants/Lab technicians; and the difference is significant (P < 0.01). Age and education level of health care providers don’t show any significant difference in job satisfaction. All the health care providers are dissatisfied from the training policies and practices, salaries and opportunities for career growth in the organization. Majority of variables studied for job satisfaction have low scores. Five factor were identified concerned with job satisfaction in factor analysis. Conclusion: Job satisfaction is poor for all the four groups of health care providers in dispensaries/primary urban health centers and it is not possible to assign a single factor as a sole determinant of dissatisfaction in the job. Therefore it is recommended that appropriate changes are required at the policy as well as at the dispensary/PUHC level to keep the health work force motivated under public sector in Delhi. PMID:24479088

Kumar, Pawan; Khan, Abdul Majeed; Inder, Deep; Sharma, Nandini

2013-01-01

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EXPLORING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CORE JOB DIMENSIONS AND RETAIL SALES PERSONNEL CUSTOMER ORIENTATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

The work environment job characteristics are empirically tested by researchers to relate job satisfaction and commitment of various types of employees. These studies have addressed two issues: impact of these variables on job satisfaction and organisational commitment. To determine the customer orientation of retail sales person using the key JCM model variables have not been studied extensively in literature. Indian

Debasis Bhattacharya; Subrata Ray

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Linking RN workgroup job satisfaction to pressure ulcers among older adults on acute care hospital units.  

PubMed

We examined the relationship between registered nurse (RN) workgroup job satisfaction and hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) among older adults on six types of acute care units. Random-intercept logistic regression analyses were performed using 2009 unit-level data from the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators® (NDNQI®) and the NDNQI RN Survey. Overall, RN workgroup job satisfaction was negatively associated with HAPU rates, although the relationship varied by unit type. RN workgroup satisfaction was significantly associated with HAPU rates on critical care, medical, and rehabilitation units. No significant association was found on step-down, surgical, and medical-surgical units. Findings provide evidence that higher RN workgroup job satisfaction is related to lower HAPU rates among older adult patients in acute care hospitals. PMID:23408439

Choi, Jisun; Bergquist-Beringer, Sandra; Staggs, Vincent S

2013-04-01

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Teacher Participation in Professional Activities and Job Satisfaction: Prevalence and Associative Relationship to Retention for High School Science Teachers  

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of satisfaction with their school’s science laboratory facilities and equipment or support for student involvement in informal science activities. Results of risk analyses exposed no positive associations between job satisfaction and retention for teachers...

Bozeman, Todd Dane

2012-02-14

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User Violence and Nursing Staff Burnout: The Modulating Role of Job Satisfaction.  

PubMed

Exposure to patient violence in health staff can lead to the onset of burnout in these workers. The main goal of this investigation is to study how exposure to this kind of violence affects onset of burnout and to appraise the role of job satisfaction as a modulating variable. A descriptive, cross-sectional study was carried out using a self-administered anonymous questionnaire with the nursing staff of all the public hospitals of the Region of Murcia (Spain), obtaining a sample of 1,489 health professionals. From the results obtained, we underline the modulating role of extrinsic job satisfaction in the relationship between nonphysical violence and emotional exhaustion, and the protective effect of job satisfaction on the impact of nonphysical violence and the level of cynicism. No effects of job satisfaction in the relationship between physical violence and burnout were observed. We therefore conclude that experiencing nonphysical aggression has a lower impact on the psychological health of workers who are satisfied with their job, and interventions aimed at increasing these workers' extrinsic job satisfaction are highly recommended. PMID:25392390

Galián-Muñoz, Inmaculada; Ruiz-Hernández, Jose Antonio; Llor-Esteban, Bartolomé; López-García, Cecilia

2014-11-11

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

PubMed

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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[Relationship between nurses' learning motivation inside/outside the workplace and job/ life satisfaction].  

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For the purpose of clarifying the relationship between job, life-satisfaction and motivation for learning of nurses, a questionnaire survey by mailing method was conducted for 123 nurses (52.6% response rate) within the Kyushu area. The analysis was performed by comparing the mean value of scores for each satisfaction category and that of comprehensive satisfaction (hereafter refered to as satisfaction level) which were extracted by principal component analysis. It has been proved that the higher was the motivation for learning, the greater was the job satisfaction level (0.16 +/- 0.95 in H group; -0.56 +/- 0.99 in L group, P = 0.001) in the case of learning in the workplace, and that motivation for learning was decreased by their sentiment that their job and learning weren't evaluated properly or by their discontent they felt in participating in learning on a day-off and during off-hours. It has also been proved in the case of off-the-job learning that the higher was the motivation for learning, the greater was the job satisfaction level (0.10 +/- 1.01 in H group; -0.35 +/- 0.90 in L group, P = 0.040), and that their motivation for learning was decreased by feeling that their job and learning weren't evaluated properly or that they weren't satisfied with their physical and mental health. Also in other learnings, the higher was the motivation for learning, the greater was the job satisfaction level (0.08 +/-0.96 in H group; -0.27 +/- 1.11 in L group, P = 0.034), and the motivation for learning was decreased depending on the type of work, work-hours, and on the strain felt to be time-consuming. PMID:20000012

Nakamura, Emi

2009-12-01

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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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The effect of internal marketing on job satisfaction in health services: a pilot study in public hospitals in Northern Greece  

PubMed Central

Background The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of internal marketing on job satisfaction in health services, particularly in public hospitals in Northern Greece. Methods A questionnaire with three sections was used. The first one referred to internal marketing by using Foreman and Money's scale, while the second one contained questions on job satisfaction based on Stamps and Piermonte's work. The last section included demographic questions. Three categories of health care professionals, nurses, doctors and paramedic personnel working in public hospitals have participated. Results Doctors tend to be more satisfied with their job than nurses in the same hospitals. Male personnel also tend to be more satisfied with their job than female. Time-defined work contract personnel have a greater level of job satisfaction than permanent personnel. Marital status, position, and educational level have no statistically significant impact on job satisfaction. A slight decline in job satisfaction occurs as the personnel age. Conclusions Internal marketing has a positive effect on the job satisfaction of hospital staff in Northern Greece. Also, doctors and male personnel seem to have greater levels of job satisfaction. Staff with time-defined work contracts with the hospital are more satisfied than permanent staff, and as the staff age, there is a slight decline in job satisfaction. PMID:21981753

2011-01-01

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Job satisfaction, stress and burnout in anaesthesia: relevant topics for anaesthesiologists and healthcare managers?  

PubMed

Job satisfaction is defined as an employee's positive reaction towards his/her work. Changes in health policies, which are seen as a threat to the autonomy of health workers, are associated with a decrease in satisfaction levels, increase burnout among physicians, and may impair the quality and safety of care. The work environment of anaesthesiologists include stressful areas such as the operating theatre, the ICU, and the emergency setting, and this has been linked to higher levels of stress and lower satisfaction. We frequently lack feedback from patients and even our colleagues despite usually working within a team. Nevertheless, job satisfaction and burnout rates in anaesthesia are similar to other specialties. The most relevant factors in job satisfaction are worker autonomy, control of the working environment, recognition of our value, professional relationships, leadership and organisational justice. Although these can be manipulated for good or otherwise, there are additional, less malleable factors such as personality, expectations and motivation of the employee, that play a part. Within organisations there needs to be the will to evaluate employees' satisfaction, to improve their work environment and to develop strategies and coping mechanisms for professional stress. Personal wellness should also be nurtured, as a satisfactory work-life balance and an adequate social support network might act as a buffer for dissatisfaction and burnout. Improvement in satisfaction might create a positive work climate that would benefit both the safety of our patients and our profession. PMID:22472627

Rama-Maceiras, Pablo; Parente, Suzana; Kranke, Peter

2012-07-01

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

PubMed Central

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

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Effect of color schemes and environmental sensitivity on job satisfaction and perceived performance.  

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Effects of interior office color and individual stimulus screening ability, i.e. instinctive perceptual filtering of irrelevant stimuli, on perceived performance and job satisfaction were examined on various outcome measures over a 4-day work week in a laboratory setting. Workers performed specific tasks and worked regular hours for 4 consecutive days in the same office. They were separated into three groups according to their ability to ignore irrelevant stimuli in the interior space. Those in the white and predominantly blue-green offices reported higher perceived job performance and satisfaction than those in the predominantly red office regardless of stimulus screening ability. Workers with high to moderate stimulus screening ability indicated greater perceived performance and job satisfaction than did workers with low stimulus screening ability. Results for color schemes are discussed in terms of preference and social expectations. PMID:16383082

Kwallek, N; Soon, K; Woodson, H; Alexander, J L

2005-10-01

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Teacher self-efficacy and perceived autonomy: relations with teacher engagement, job satisfaction, and emotional exhaustion.  

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When studied separately, research shows that both teacher self-efficacy and teacher autonomy are associated with adaptive motivational and emotional outcomes. This study tested whether teacher self-efficacy and teacher autonomy are independently associated with engagement, job satisfaction, and emotional exhaustion. 2,569 Norwegian teachers in elementary school and middle school (719 men, 1,850 women; M age = 45.0 yr., SD = 11.5) were administered the Norwegian Teacher Self-Efficacy Scale, the Teacher Autonomy Scale, the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale, the Teacher Job Satisfaction Scale, and the Maslach Burnout Inventory. The analysis revealed that both teacher autonomy and self-efficacy were independent predictors of engagement, job satisfaction, and emotional exhaustion. This study suggests that autonomy or decision latitude works positively but through different processes for teachers with high and low mastery expectations. PMID:24765710

Skaalvik, Einar M; Skaalvik, Sidsel

2014-02-01

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Trust in Leader and Its Effect on Job Satisfaction and Intent to Leave in a Healthcare Setting  

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This article examines trust in leader and its effect on job satisfaction and intent to leave among 294 nurses working in hospitals within two healthcare organizations. Nurses were asked to assess the level of trust in his/her own nurse manager as well as his/her own level of job satisfaction and intent to leave. Results suggest that trust in…

Gibson, David; Petrosko, Joseph

2014-01-01

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Is the Emotional Intelligence of Secondary School Principals Correlated with the Job Satisfaction or Performance of Their Teachers?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the association between secondary school administrators' emotional intelligence (EI) and teacher job satisfaction. Two separate questions guided the study. First, does the emotional intelligence of secondary school administrators relate to teacher job satisfaction and secondly, is there a relationship between EI of…

Cobbs, Ryan E.

2012-01-01

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The Impact of Gender, Perceived Female Isolation and Beliefs in Traditional Roles for Women on Job Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Past research has detailed conflicting results in investigations of sex differences and job satisfaction. To explain sex differences and job satisfaction within the framework of subtle treatment discrimination (a situation variable) and beliefs about roles for women (a person variable), 1578 employees of a large corporation completed demographic…

Barclay, Lizabeth A.; And Others

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

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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

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

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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

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The Relationship between Transformational Leadership and Job Satisfaction: The Case of Government Secondary School Teachers in Ethiopia  

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The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between transformational leadership of government secondary school principals and teachers' job satisfaction. A random sample of 320 teachers responded to a three-part instrument (the transformational leadership questionnaire, the teachers' job satisfaction questionnaire and a…

Tesfaw, Tadele Akalu

2014-01-01

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An Analysis of the Relationship between Select Organizational Climate Factors and Job Satisfaction Factors as Reported by Community College Personnel  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate the overall satisfaction with organizational climate factors across seven studies of various levels of community college personnel. A secondary purpose was to determine if there was a significant relationship between satisfaction with organizational climate factors and the importance of job satisfaction

San Giacomo, Rose-Marie Carla

2011-01-01

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Career strategies, job plateau, career plateau, and job satisfaction among information technology professionals  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research examines the conceptualization of career plateau and develops a related concept known as job plateau. Job plateau is defined as the point whereby the individual finds the work boring and that it provides no opportunities for learning new skills. Job plateau is particularly relevant to Information Technology (IT) professionals because IT professionals enjoy challenging jobs. IT professionals want

Patrick Chang Boon Lee; Boon Lee

1999-01-01

261

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

262

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

263

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

264

Female Traditional Principals and Co-Principals: Experiences of Role Conflict and Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a secondary analysis of survey data focusing on role conflict and job satisfaction of 102 female principals. Data were collected from 51 female traditional principals and 51 female co-principals. By examining the traditional and co-principal leadership models as experienced by female principals, this paper addresses the impact…

Eckman, Ellen Wexler; Kelber, Sheryl Talcott

2010-01-01

265

Psychological stress, anxiety, depression, job satisfaction, and personality characteristics in preregistration house officers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Work related stress and anxiety may have a profound effect on an individual's wellbeing. In the case of doctors this may also affect patient care. This study measured stress, anxiety, and job satisfaction and the influence of personality factors on these in a group of preregistration house officers in the north east of England. A total of 109 preregistration house

D Newbury-Birch; F Kamali

2001-01-01

266

Examining Holland's Person-Environment Fit, Workplace Aggression, Interpersonal Conflict, and Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The researchers examined the impact of person-environment (P-E) fit, as defined by Holland's (1997) theory, on interpersonal conflict at work (ICAW) and workplace aggression. In addition, previous relationships found in the job satisfaction literature were examined in the present sample of 244 United States employees. Internet-based surveys were…

Pseekos, A. Chantelle; Bullock-Yowell, Emily; Dahlen, Eric R.

2011-01-01

267

Trait Emotional Intelligence of Greek Special Education Teachers in Relation to Burnout and Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates perceived emotional intelligence (EI) in relation to burnout syndrome and job satisfaction in primary special education teachers from Greece. EI was measured by the EIS developed by Schutte et al. (1998). Factor analysis revealed that four factors can be identified in the EIS. Results showed that Greek teachers reported…

Platsidou, Maria

2010-01-01

268

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

269

Part-time Faculty Job Satisfaction in Higher Education: A Literature Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this literature review was to inform researchers of those predictive factors of job satisfaction previously identified for part-time faculty in higher education. They used the information gathered to help develop a survey instrument that was administered to 700 part-time faculty at their own institution. The results of the study,…

Howell, Scott L.; Hoyt, Jeff

2007-01-01

270

Examining Work Engagement and Job Satisfaction of Staff Members in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Staff members are a large and growing set of employees within higher education. While their numbers are growing, they also are seeing a change in their salaries and working conditions. Given this situation, institutions are considering work engagement and job satisfaction research. The purpose of this article is to examine those work life…

Hermsen, Jill; Rosser, Vicki

2008-01-01

271

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

272

Preliminary Analysis of the Effects of Pair Programming on Job Satisfaction  

E-print Network

of questions to determine whether we are achieving the goal, and lastly we collect several metrics to answer programming on job satisfaction. A questionnaire on pair programming techniques has been compiled and posted programming. We follow the guidelines of GQM, the groundbreaking Goal-Question-Metrics approach by Vic Basili

Williams, Laurie

273

Principal Self-Efficacy: Relations with Burnout, Job Satisfaction and Motivation to Quit  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to explore relations between principals' self-efficacy, burnout, job satisfaction and principals' motivation to quit. Principal self-efficacy was measured by a recently developed multidimensional scale called the Norwegian Principal Self-Efficacy Scale. Burnout was measured by a modified version of the Maslach Burnout…

Federici, Roger A.; Skaalvik, Einar M.

2012-01-01

274

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

275

Nursing Practice Environment and Registered Nurses' Job Satisfaction in Nursing Homes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Recruiting and retaining registered nurses (RNs) in nursing homes is problematic, and little research is available to guide efforts to make nursing homes a more attractive practice environment for RNs. The purpose of this study was to examine relationships between aspects of the nursing practice environment and job satisfaction among RNs…

Choi, JiSun; Flynn, Linda; Aiken, Linda H.

2012-01-01

276

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

277

Student Misbehavior and Job Satisfaction of Vocational Agriculture Teachers: A Path Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined the relationship between student behavioral problems and job satisfaction among vocational agriculture teachers. Data were collected in accordance with a three-block, temporally ordered causal model. The first part of the survey instrument sought data pertaining to teacher and school background variables, the second part consisted…

Camp, William G.

278

Job Satisfaction and Burnout among Greek Early Educators: A Comparison between Public and Private Sector Employees  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the present study was to examine perceived levels of burnout and job satisfaction of Greek early educators, across public and private sector. One hundred and seventy eight childhood educators participated in the study. 108 were working in the public sector, 67 in private sector, whereas three did not respond. Participants were…

Tsigilis, Nikolaos; Zachopoulou, Evridiki; Grammatikopoulos, Vasilios

2006-01-01

279

Job Satisfaction in Mexican Faculty: An Analysis of its Predictor Variables. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined overall job satisfaction among college faculty in Mexico. The study used data from a 1992-93 Carnegie International Faculty Survey. Secondary multiple regression analysis identified predictor variables for several faculty subgroups. Results were interpreted by differentiating between work-related and intrinsic factors, as well…

Galaz-Fontes, Jesus Francisco; Gil-Anton, Manuel

280

Expectancy Work Motivation, Central Life Interests, Voluntarism, Organizational Situation, Job Satisfaction, and Perceived Teaching Performance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study tested the hypotheses that expectancy work motivation, individual attitudes toward work, and structural and environmental components are predictions of teacher job satisfaction and effectiveness. Samples were selected from junior high school and higher education faculties. Subjects responded to open-ended questionnaires, and results…

Miskel, Cecil; And Others

281

Conflict Management Styles and Job Satisfaction by Organizational Level and Status in a Private University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Effective handling of conflict can result in effective teamwork and leadership, higher morale, increased productivity, satisfied customers, and satisfied employees. Ineffective conflict management styles in the workplace can lead to low levels of job satisfaction, resulting in high levels of turnover. Research indicates that the economic cost to…

Williams, Irene Ana

2011-01-01

282

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

283

The Impact of Gender and Rank on Job Satisfaction among Rehabilitation Counselor Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The intention of this study was to examine the impact of gender and rank on job satisfaction among rehabilitation counselor educators. Women are now earning doctorates at a greater percentage than men and are the majority of faculty at community colleges and four year liberal arts colleges. However, women still lag behind men in terms of salary,…

Oliveira, Debora

2011-01-01

284

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

285

Emotional Intelligence, Job Satisfaction, and Students' Perceptions of the Quality of Online Adjunct Faculty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the relationship between emotional intelligence and students' perceptions of quality of online adjunct faculty and the relationship between emotional intelligence and the job satisfaction of online adjunct faculty. Online adjunct faculty participants completed the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire--Short Form…

Sander, Sara K.

2011-01-01

286

Relationship between nurse leader emotional intelligence and registered nurse job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aim: To determine the relationship between nurse leader emotional intelligence and registered nurse job satisfaction. ^ Background: Nurse leaders influence the work environments of nurses working at the bedside. Nursing leadership plays an important role in fostering work environments that attract and retain nurses. ^ Methods: A non-experimental, predictive design study conducted in 5 hospitals evaluated relationships between 31 nurse

Tommye Austin

2011-01-01

287

Servant Leadership in Alabama's Regional Public Universities: The President's Role in Fostering Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research was to explore the relationship between two variables, "servant leadership" and "job satisfaction," among management, executive staff, and faculty at Alabama's five regional universities: Jacksonville State University, Troy University, the University of Montevallo, the University of North Alabama, and the University of…

Farris, Jimmy D.

2011-01-01

288

Age, Gender and Job Satisfaction among Elementary School Head Teachers in Pakistan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to explore general job satisfaction of elementary school head teachers in Pakistan with respect to their age and gender. One hundred and eighty head teachers were sampled from government elementary schools of Toba Tek Singh, Punjab, Pakistan, to collect the relevant data using a modified version of the Minnesota…

Ghazi, Safdar Rehman; Maringe, Felix

2011-01-01

289

Job Satisfaction in the Marine and Estuarine Fisheries of Guinea-Bissau  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines aspects of job satisfaction among small-scale fishers in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. The willingness of fishers to change metier or occupation is a central aspect of study, and gains relevance from the global degradation of marine environments. The author concludes that small-scale fishers are generally satisfied with the…

Fernandes, Raul Mendes

2012-01-01

290

Work Volition as a Critical Moderator in the Prediction of Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Building on the Psychology of Working Framework, the current study explored the extent to which work volition functioned as a moderator in the relation between positive affect, core self-evaluations, perceived organizational support (POS), and work self-efficacy to job satisfaction. In a diverse sample of 206 employed adults, work volition was…

Duffy, Ryan D.; Bott, Elizabeth M.; Torrey, Carrie L.; Webster, Gregory W.

2013-01-01

291

What Makes a Difference between Two Schools? Teacher Job Satisfaction and Educational Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the interplay between school factors and teacher job satisfaction that influences educational outcomes by comparing two Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) schools in Cambodia. This small-scale qualitative case study was conducted over a period of eight weeks in 2005 in two NGO schools in a suburb of Phnom Penh. The findings…

Lee, Moosung

2006-01-01

292

Person-Environment Interaction in an Evolving Profession: Examining the Congruence and Job Satisfaction of Counselors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

John Holland's theory considers congruence between the vocational interests of the individual and characteristics of the work environment to be the primary predictor of job satisfaction and stability. The managed care model has markedly changed the demands of the work environment of mental health counselors. Changes in the way services are…

Beverly, William D., Jr.

2010-01-01

293

Job Satisfaction among Newsworkers: The Influence of Professionalism, Perceptions of Organizational Structure, and Social Attributes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores attitudes among Canadian news workers, finding that more professionalism, a less formal and smaller organization, media sector, and several social attributes lead to more job satisfaction. Shows that newspaper workers were most satisfied due to a combination of intrinsic factors, such as autonomy, authority, and control of work; and…

Pollard, George

1995-01-01

294

The Relationship between Workplace Learning and Job Satisfaction in U.S. Small to Midsize Businesses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surveys completed by 794 of 1,276 employees in 12 small/midsized businesses provided strong evidence of formal, informal, and incidental workplace learning; incidental was the most frequent. A positive significant relationship was found between workplace learning and overall job satisfaction, recognition, work enjoyment, and supportive work…

Rowden, Robert W.

2002-01-01

295

Technology-Induced Stressors, Job Satisfaction and Workplace Exhaustion Among Journalism and Mass Communication Faculty.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contends that teaching journalism and mass communication has become a technology-intensive occupation. Reports on results of a national study of the use of technology in journalism and mass communication programs. Examines how technology-induced stress affects two aspects of work-life quality: job satisfaction and work-related exhaustion. (PM)

Beam, Randal A.; Kim, Eunseong; Voakes, Paul S.

2003-01-01

296

Effects of Vice-Principals' Psychological Empowerment on Job Satisfaction and Burnout  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the relationship between psychological empowerment, job satisfaction, and burnout among vice-principals (VPs) in primary schools. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 103 VPs at 103 different primary schools in Germany were surveyed with a questionnaire that assessed the four dimensions of psychological…

Schermuly, Carsten C.; Schermuly, Rene A.; Meyer, Bertolt

2011-01-01

297

Career Beliefs and Job Satisfaction in Adults with Symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors evaluated dysfunctional career beliefs and subsequent low job satisfaction in adults reporting significant symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Participants (N = 81) completed the Adult Attention Deficit Disorders Evaluation Scale (S. B. McCarney & P. D. Anderson, 1996), the Career Thoughts Inventory (J. P.…

Painter, Carol A.; Prevatt, Frances; Welles, Theresa

2008-01-01

298

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

299

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

300

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

301

Does the Holland Code Predict Job Satisfaction and Productivity in Clothing Factory Workers?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Administered Self-Directed Search to sewing machine operators to determine Holland code, and assessed work productivity, job satisfaction, absenteeism, and insurance claims. Most workers were of the Social code. Social subjects were the most satisfied, Conventional and Realistic subjects next, and subjects of other codes less so. Productivity of…

Heesacker, Martin; And Others

1988-01-01

302

Perceived presidential leadership styles and faculty job satisfaction at Mongolian public universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research examined the interactions between the presidents and faculty members in Mongolian higher education institutions, more specifically, the relationship between presidents' leadership styles and faculty job satisfaction at Mongolian public universities. In addition, this study investigated faculty perceptions regarding the characteristics of a good leadership and the reasons of why faculty members are satisfied or unsatisfied with their current

Bayasgalan Seseer

2007-01-01

303

Teachers’ Perceptions of How Leadership Styles and Practices of Principals Influence their Job Satisfaction and Retention  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study addresses the challenge principals face in retaining highly qualified and effective teachers in their schools. Although efforts to recruit new teachers have proven successful, teachers are leaving education at alarming rates, especially in the first four years of their careers. The purpose of this study was to identify what school principals can do to increase teachers' job satisfaction

Eric Matthew Denton

2009-01-01

304

An Analysis of the Relation between Secondary School Organizational Climate and Teacher Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates and analyzes the relation between the secondary school organizational climate and teacher job satisfaction using a self-designed school organizational climate scale based on studies in China and abroad. The findings show that except for interpersonal factors there are significant correlations between the various factors of…

Xiaofu, Pan; Qiwen, Qin

2007-01-01

305

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

306

MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS AND JOB SATISFACTION AMONGST SOCIAL WORKERS IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES  

Microsoft Academic Search

Social workers are susceptible to mental health problems that could lead to develop burnout symptoms and trau- matic stress. This study examined the prevalence of secondary traumatic stress and burnout and its relationship to the job satisfaction in 180 social workers who work in schools, hospitals, welfare centers, and NGOs, in Abu Dhabi (39%) and Alain(61%) cities, (mean age=36.4). The

S. A. Musa

307

Job Satisfaction of Child Welfare Workers in an Urban Setting: Status and Predictors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Large urban areas present many challenges to those children and adults who reside in those settings. The social service workers in urban areas have clients with complex, multiple needs. Reliable and consistent workers are essential to successfully working with these families. In the current study, the job satisfaction of 29 social service workers in an urban child welfare agency was

Jennifer Sharma; Janet McKelvey; Ron Hardy; Michael H. Epstein; Richard G. Lomax; Paula Jo Hruby

1997-01-01

308

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

309

Job Satisfaction of Experienced Professors at a Liberal Arts College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined career satisfaction among experienced professors at a moderate-sized liberal arts college and explored their motivations for staying in the profession. Experienced professors were defined as tenure-track faculty who had been teaching in higher education for at least 15 years. Data sources included the Experienced Teacher…

Marston, Susan H.; Brunetti, Gerald J.

2009-01-01

310

Minority Public Relations Practitioners: Career Influences, Job Satisfaction, and Discrimination.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study explored the factors that influenced the career choice of minority public relations professionals, the level of satisfaction with their career choice, and whether they perceive that they have been victims of labor market discrimination. Subjects, 140 public relations practitioners listed in the Directory of Minority Public Relations…

Zerbinos, Eugenia; Clanton, Gail Alice

311

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

312

Nursing directors' leadership styles and faculty members' job satisfaction in Taiwan.  

PubMed

Nursing leaders in Taiwan seldom receive the leadership training necessary to lead an academic organization. As a result, leaders may experience burn out, and dissatisfaction among faculty may increase. This study examined nursing faculty members' perceptions of nursing directors' leadership and their job satisfaction levels to understand how perceptions of leadership styles related to job satisfaction in Taiwan. This descriptive, correlational, cross-sectional study used self-administered questionnaires. Transformational leadership theory supported the research framework. Nine schools with nursing programs awarding diplomas to students participated in this study. A total of 175 questionnaires were returned (72% response rate). The findings indicated that Taiwan's nursing directors tend to display transformational leadership more frequently in their workplaces and that Taiwan's nursing faculty members are moderately satisfied in their jobs. In addition, nursing faculty in Taiwan are more satisfied with directors who practice the leadership style of attributed idealized influence. PMID:17058695

Chen, Hsiu-Chin; Baron, Mark

2006-10-01

313

A Comparative Study of Two Patterns of Cooperative Extension Organization in Colorado and Their Association with Goal Achievement, Job Satisfaction and Clientele Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was undertaken to provide information about whether goal achievement, job satisfaction and clientele satisfaction tended to be associated with the individual county pattern of organization or with the newer multi-county area pattern of organization. Four multi-county areas were compared with individual counties matched according to social,…

Rose, Donald Wayne

314

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

315

Catholic School Principal Job Satisfaction: Keys to Retention and Recruitment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a study on principal retention in New South Wales, Australia. Factors in job retention included economic security, role enjoyment, and the opportunity to contribute. Disincentives to the principalship included lack of support from the employing authority, inadequate pay, isolation, growing responsibilities, difficult parents,…

Fraser, Jennifer; Brock, Barbara L.

2006-01-01

316

Stress and Job Satisfaction among Secondary School Principals in Texas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The role of a secondary school principal continues to expand and increase principals' daily workload. The high stakes testing environment also places pressure on principals to ensure that students score high on standardized tests. With a heavy workload, principals find themselves faced with numerous work-related stressors that influence job

Romney, Angela G.

2012-01-01

317

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

318

The Impact of Race and Gender on Graduate School Socialization, Satisfaction with Doctoral Study, and Commitment to Degree Completion.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigated the experiences of black and white doctoral students at a predominantly white research institution to determine whether there were differences in student socialization, satisfaction with doctoral study, and commitment to degree completion based on race or gender. Overall, race and gender impacted all three issues. Black women were…

Ellis, Evelynn M.

2001-01-01

319

The Relationship of Leadership Style of the Department Head to Nursing Faculty Professional Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research was to determine if there was a relationship between the leadership style of the nursing department head and the level of professional satisfaction and organizational commitment by nursing faculty members. The survey instrument was a self-constructed four point Likert scale designed by the researcher to determine the…

Byrne, Daria McConnell

2011-01-01

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Boys, Girls, and Others: Affectional Differences between Self-Identified Lesbian, Gay Male, and Bisexual Public School Teachers in Job Satisfaction, Job Stress, and Identity.  

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This study used data from a national survey to examine the relationship of openness regarding sexual orientation to job satisfaction, job stress, and identity for self-identified homosexual and bisexual public school teachers. A survey was sent to participants through national, state, and urban based gay teacher organizations. Of the 1,350 surveys…

Juul, Thomas P.

321

Physician job satisfaction as a public health issue  

PubMed Central

In Hirschman’s classic formulation, physicians can signal discontent with their conditions of work by “exiting” (leaving the profession or not entering it in the first place) or by giving “voice” to their concerns (e.g. complaining, protesting, bargaining collectively, or conducting work actions and strikes). This Commentary reviews the findings of a survey of Israeli neonatologists by Moshe et al. Survey respondents were satisfied with their careers but not with salary, patient care demands, and leisure time, a pattern that has been seen in other countries, particularly within “small, acute care specialties” (SACS). One question for policymakers is how to help physicians in SACS maintain work-life balance and avoid burnout while providing superb patient care. The Commentary considers several possible solutions while advocating for rigorous and comprehensive monitoring of physician satisfaction over time. PMID:23241419

2012-01-01

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Gender harassment, job satisfaction, and distress among employed white and minority women.  

PubMed

This study tested the hypotheses that gender harassment is related to decreased job satisfaction and increased distress, and that White and minority women differ in their responses to it, in a sample of 385 women office workers. Over 70% reported exposure to gender harassment at work. As predicted, frequency of harassment was negatively correlated with job satisfaction and positively associated with an index of distress, assessed by self-reported somatic complaints, the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (L. S. Radloff, 1997), and the reported use of alcohol for palliative coping. Minority status was unrelated to frequency of reported harassment or to responses to it. The tendency to focus on negative aspects of self and environment (negative affectivity) was statistically controlled. Findings indicate that gender harassment is a commonplace workplace stressor that warrants serious attention. PMID:9552270

Piotrkowski, C S

1998-01-01

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Constraint satisfaction adaptive neural network and heuristics combined approaches for generalized job-shop scheduling.  

PubMed

This paper presents a constraint satisfaction adaptive neural network, together with several heuristics, to solve the generalized job-shop scheduling problem, one of NP-complete constraint satisfaction problems. The proposed neural network can be easily constructed and can adaptively adjust its weights of connections and biases of units based on the sequence and resource constraints of the job-shop scheduling problem during its processing. Several heuristics that can be combined with the neural network are also presented. In the combined approaches, the neural network is used to obtain feasible solutions, the heuristic algorithms are used to improve the performance of the neural network and the quality of the obtained solutions. Simulations have shown that the proposed neural network and its combined approaches are efficient with respect to the quality of solutions and the solving speed. PMID:18249776

Yang, S; Wang, D

2000-01-01

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Organizational commitment of military physicians.  

PubMed

An individual's loyalty or bond to his or her employing organization, referred to as organizational commitment, influences various organizational outcomes such as employee motivation, job satisfaction, performance, accomplishment of organizational goals, employee turnover, and absenteeism. Therefore, as in other sectors, employee commitment is crucial also in the healthcare market. This study investigates the effects of organizational factors and personal characteristics on organizational commitment of military physicians using structural equation modeling (SEM) on a self-report, cross-sectional survey that consisted of 635 physicians working in the 2 biggest military hospitals in Turkey. The results of this study indicate that professional commitment and organizational incentives contribute positively to organizational commitment, whereas conflict with organizational goals makes a significantly negative contribution to it. These results might help develop strategies to increase employee commitment, especially in healthcare organizations, because job-related factors have been found to possess greater impact on organizational commitment than personal characteristics. PMID:19780367

Demir, Cesim; Sahin, Bayram; Teke, Kadir; Ucar, Muharrem; Kursun, Olcay

2009-09-01

325

The effect of task structure leadership style and jungian personality characteristics on job satisfaction: a field study  

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Consideration on the Job Satisfaction Item Measuring Supervision- Technical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 17. Summary of Significant Results for each Jungian Type (ST, NF, SF, NT). 80 INTRODUCTION AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE To understand... to the moderat1ng effects of the Jungian personality types (ST, SF, NT, NF). It was hypothesized that the ST individual will experience higher job satisfaction 1f the task has low variability and the leader be- havior is highly instrumental and low...

Rhine, Jennifer

2012-06-07

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GPs’ job satisfaction: doctors who chose general practice early or late  

PubMed Central

Background In the UK many practising GPs did not choose general practice as their first choice of career when they originally graduated as doctors. Aim To compare job satisfaction of GPs who chose general practice early or later in their career. Design and setting Questionnaires were sent to all UK-trained doctors who graduated in selected years between 1993 and 2000. Method Questionnaires were sent to the doctors 1, 3, 7 and 10 years after graduation. Results Of all 3082 responders working in general practice in years 7 and 10, 38% had first specified general practice as their preferred career when responding 1 year after graduation, 19% by year 3, 21% by year 5, and 22% after year 5. Job satisfaction was high and, generally, there was little difference between the first three groups (although, when different, the most positive responses were from the earliest choosers); but there were slightly lower levels of job satisfaction in the ‘more than 5 years’ group. For example, in response to the statement ‘I find enjoyment in my current post’, the percentages agreeing in the four groups, respectively, were 91.5%, 91.1%, 91.0% and 88.2%. In response to ‘I am doing interesting and challenging work’ the respective percentages were 90.2%, 88.0%, 86.6% and 82.6%. Conclusions Job satisfaction levels were generally high among the late choosers as well as the early choosers. On this evidence, most doctors who turn to general practice, after preferring another specialty in their early career, are likely to have a satisfying career. PMID:24267855

Lambert, Trevor; Smith, Fay; Goldacre, Michael

2013-01-01

327

Compensation for Inconsistencies: The Effects of Stereotype Strength on Expectations of Applicants’ Job Success and Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research was designed to examine how exposure to information about a man described in terms of gender-typed, cross gender-typed, or androgynous characteristics affected judgments about his potential satisfaction and suitability for male- and female-dominated occupations. In addition, we examined how this exposure affected judgments about another man who was applying for the same job. Drawing from prior theory and

Randi J. Alter; Catherine E. Seta

2005-01-01

328

The contribution of job satisfaction to the transition from acute to chronic low back pain  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To determine the extent to which job satisfaction predicts pain, psychological distress, and disability 6 months after an initial episode of low back pain (LBP).Design: A longitudinal design was used to follow an inception cohort experiencing first-episode low back pain with assessment at 2 and 6 months after pain onset.Setting: Urban medical center outpatient orthopedic clinic.Patients: The consecutive sample

Rebecca A. Williams; Sheri D. Pruitt; Jason N; JoAnne E. Epping-Jordan; Dennis R. Wahlgren; Igor Grant; Thomas L. Patterson; John S. Webster; Mark A. Slater; J. Hampton Atkinson

1998-01-01

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Female traditional principals and co-principals: Experiences of role conflict and job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a secondary analysis of survey data focusing on role conflict and job satisfaction of 102 female principals.\\u000a Data were collected from 51 female traditional principals and 51 female co-principals. By examining the traditional and co-principal\\u000a leadership models as experienced by female principals, this paper addresses the impact of the type of leadership model (traditional\\u000a principalship or co-principalship)

Ellen Wexler Eckman; Sheryl Talcott Kelber

2010-01-01

330

General practitioner teachers’ job satisfaction and their medical students' wish to join the field – a correlational study  

PubMed Central

Background There will be increasing competition for young physicians worldwide as more and more physicians retire. While enthusiasm towards GP work is important for GP teachers as role models, satisfaction within the profession has declined. This study aims to determine if medical students’ desire to become GPs is related to the job satisfaction of their teaching GPs and explore the factors tied to this job satisfaction. Methods In this cross-sectional, correlational study, teaching GPs of the University of Bern and the fourth year medical students completing internships with them filled in separate questionnaires. Results Whether or not the GP teacher is perceived by a student to be satisfied with her/his job is correlated to that student’s satisfaction with the internship, which in turn, is correlated with student’s wish to be a GP after the internship. Results show which factors are most related to GP job satisfaction and the effect of working hours and their composition. Conclusions Medical students’ perception of their GP teachers’ job satisfaction positively affect their wish to become GPs, and their satisfaction with their internships adds to this. Enhancing the positive aspects of GP work, such as recognition, and improving negative ones, such as administrative duties, are necessary to attract medical students into the GP field. PMID:24655917

2014-01-01

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Can conflict be energizing? a study of task conflict, positive emotions, and job satisfaction.  

PubMed

Scholars have assumed that the presence of negative emotions during task conflict implies the absence of positive emotions. However, emotions researchers have shown that positive and negative emotions are not 2 ends of a bipolar continuum; rather, they represent 2 separate, orthogonal dimensions. Drawing on affective events theory, we develop and test hypotheses about the effects of task conflict on positive emotions and job satisfaction. To this end, we distinguish among the frequency, intensity, and information gained from task conflict. Using field data from 232 employees in a long-term health care organization, we find that more frequent mild task conflict expression engenders more information acquisition, but more frequent intense task conflict expression hinders it. Because of the information gains from mild task conflict expression, employees feel more active, energized, interested, and excited, and these positive active emotions increase job satisfaction. The information gained during task conflict, however, is not always energizing: It depends on the extent to which the behavioral context involves active learning and whether the conflict is cross-functional. We discuss theoretical implications for conflict, emotions, and job satisfaction in organizations. PMID:24295533

Todorova, Gergana; Bear, Julia B; Weingart, Laurie R

2014-05-01

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

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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

333

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

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

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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

335

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

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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

336

Dental hygienists in Israel: employment evaluation, job satisfaction, and training implications.  

PubMed

Fundamental changes have occurred in dental services for children in Israel that are likely to affect workforce needs for dental hygienists. The aim of this study was to describe the employment situation and job satisfaction of a sample of dental hygienists in Israel, to estimate associated variables, and to discuss corresponding possible implications for training programs after these changes. An e-mailed questionnaire sent to all dental hygienists in the Israeli Dental Hygienists Association list included questions about respondents' demographic background, years of experience, working hours, desire to work in an alternative occupation, and sense that they were valued within the dental community. The response rate was 20.7 percent. The responses showed that dental hygienists worked, on average, in 2.11 different working venues, 23.64 hours/week, and 12.34 hours in the private sector. Almost 63 percent of the respondents were willing to add working hours as a dental hygienist, preferably in the private sector. Also, 38.2 percent of the respondents worked in an extra non-dental hygienist job (mean=7.05 hours/week). These dental hygienists reported a high level of job satisfaction. After regression analysis, a high number of working venues, years of experience, and hypothetically choosing again to be a dental hygienist were found to be significant indicators of job satisfaction (R(2)=0.491). It is important that dental hygienists be satisfied and willing to expand their activities. Legislative changes may require reorientation and refocusing of dental hygiene education programs. PMID:23066137

Yavnai, Nirit; Bilder, Leon; Sgan-Cohen, Harold; Zini, Avi

2012-10-01

337

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

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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

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A structural model of teacher role stress, satisfaction, commitment, and intentions to leave: a comment on Conley and You (2009).  

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Conley and You assessed the plausibility of three alternative model specifications of the relations between role stressors (i.e., role conflict, role ambiguity, and role overload) and organizational commitment, satisfaction, and turnover intentions among a sample of 178 teachers employed in four Southern California high schools. Using structural equations modeling procedures to evaluate their data, the authors reported the best fit for their "fully mediated effects" model wherein there was a "strong causal path from role ambiguity and role conflict --> satisfaction --> commitment --> intentions to leave" (p. 781). This note addresses methodological issues with the present study and provides suggestions for follow-up efforts designed to replicate and/or extend this line of research. PMID:20524561

Smith, Kenneth J

2010-04-01

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Maintaining equilibrium: a theory of job satisfaction for community mental health nurses.  

PubMed

This study aimed to explore what was satisfying in the role of community mental health nurse (CMHN). Previous studies have emphasized sources of dissatisfaction but the emphasis on satisfaction allowed the researchers to explore positive aspects of the role which have been largely neglected in previous studies and to explore how these nurses managed to sustain satisfaction. This study used a grounded theory, and the primary source of data was in-depth interviews collected over a 1-year period with 12 CMHNs. Data were analysed using the constant comparative method and theoretical sampling. The therapeutic relationship (being therapeutic, knowing oneself, knowing how) was identified as the most significant source of satisfaction for the CMHNs, but this was mediated by three properties associated with role performance - working for the organization, belonging to a team and maintaining a personal life. The properties associated with role performance affected the participants' experience of the therapeutic relationship which determined whether the CMHNs found their job satisfying. This process of balance and counter-balance is best explained by the core category maintaining equilibrium which accounts for the dynamic interaction that occurs between the therapeutic relationship properties and the role performance properties. As a core category maintaining equilibrium describes the process in which the participants were impelled towards satisfaction. PMID:19012673

Wilson, B; Crowe, M

2008-12-01

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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

341

The Relationship between Dogmatism Scores of County Extension Agents and Measures of their Job Performance, Job Satisfaction and Job Aspirations.  

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To determine the relationship of dogmatism to job performance and other aspects of a county Extension agent's situation, a study was made of 486 agricultural extension agents and 23 Extension supervisors in five states. Supervisors provided performance ratings, and both groups responded to mailed questionnaires. Personal information (age, tenure,…

Funk, Charles Dennis

342

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

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Comparing the job satisfaction and intention to leave of different categories of health workers in Tanzania, Malawi, and South Africa  

PubMed Central

Background Job satisfaction is an important determinant of health worker motivation, retention, and performance, all of which are critical to improving the functioning of health systems in low- and middle-income countries. A number of small-scale surveys have measured the job satisfaction and intention to leave of individual health worker cadres in different settings, but there are few multi-country and multi-cadre comparative studies. Objective The objective of this study was to compare the job satisfaction and intention to leave of different categories of health workers in Tanzania, Malawi, and South Africa. Methods We undertook a cross-sectional survey of a stratified cluster sample of 2,220 health workers, 564 from Tanzania, 939 from Malawi, and 717 from South Africa. Participants completed a self-administered questionnaire, which included demographic information, a 10-item job satisfaction scale, and one question on intention to leave. Multiple regression was used to identify significant predictors of job satisfaction and intention to leave. Results There were statistically significant differences in job satisfaction and intention to leave between the three countries. Approximately 52.1% of health workers in South Africa were satisfied with their jobs compared to 71% from Malawi and 82.6% from Tanzania (?2=140.3, p<0.001). 18.8% of health workers in Tanzania and 26.5% in Malawi indicated that they were actively seeking employment elsewhere, compared to 41.4% in South Africa (?2=83.5, p<0.001). The country differences were confirmed by multiple regression. The study also confirmed that job satisfaction is statistically related to intention to leave. Conclusions We have shown differences in the levels of job satisfaction and intention to leave between different groups of health workers from Tanzania, Malawi, and South Africa. Our results caution against generalising about the effectiveness of interventions in different contexts and highlight the need for less standardised and more targeted HRH strategies than has been practised to date. PMID:23364090

Blaauw, Duane; Ditlopo, Prudence; Maseko, Fresier; Chirwa, Maureen; Mwisongo, Aziza; Bidwell, Posy; Thomas, Steve; Normand, Charles

2013-01-01

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Emotional labour strategies as mediators of the relationship between public service motivation and job satisfaction in Chinese teachers.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between teachers' public service motivation (PSM) and their job satisfaction levels and to investigate the mediating effects of surface acting (SA) and deep acting (DA) on that relationship. The teacher PSM scale, as well as emotional labour strategies and intrinsic satisfaction (IS) and extrinsic satisfaction (ES) scales, were administered to 317 primary and middle school teachers. Results indicated that PSM among Chinese teachers was significantly and positively related to both IS and ES. Furthermore, structural equation modelling analysis showed that SA and DA played mediating roles in the PSM-IS and PSM-ES relationships, respectively. These findings provide a new perspective that explains the mechanism underlying the association between PSM among teachers and their job satisfaction levels. Finally, the possible explanations and implications are discussed. PMID:25424457

Li, Mingjun; Wang, Zhenhong

2014-11-26

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The Effect of Trust in Leader on Job Satisfaction and Intent to Leave Present Job in the Context of the Nursing Profession  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three research questions made up the focus of the study. First, after controlling for demographic variables of age, gender, and tenure in organization, to what extent does trust in leader (nurse manager) relate to job satisfaction? Second, after controlling for demographic variables of age, gender, and tenure in organization, to what extent does…

Gibson, William David

2011-01-01

346

Bringing social identity to work: the influence of manifestation and suppression on perceived discrimination, job satisfaction, and turnover intentions.  

PubMed

In the current article, we explored whether manifesting or suppressing an identity (race/ethnicity, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, or disability) at work is related to perceived discrimination, job satisfaction, and turnover intentions. Participants included 211 working adults who completed an online survey. The results showed that efforts to suppress a group identity were positively (and behavioral manifestations of group identity negatively) related to perceived discrimination, which predicted job satisfaction and turnover intentions. These results suggest that diverse employees actively manage their nonwork identities while at work and that these identity management strategies have important consequences. PMID:22506819

Madera, Juan M; King, Eden B; Hebl, Michelle R

2012-04-01

347

A Study of the Job Satisfaction of Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Directors and Local School District Special Education Directors in Four Counties of Southern California  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose. The purpose of this study was to compare the perceived level of job satisfaction of SELPA directors with that of local school district special education directors in the counties of Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Orange of Southern California and to identify factors that contribute to their job satisfaction. Additionally, this…

Alexander, Gregory Haynes, III

2009-01-01

348

Examining Teacher Job Satisfaction and Principals' Instructional Supervision Behaviours: A Comparative Study of Turkish Private and Public School Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In spite of a strong body of research examining teacher job satisfaction and teachers' assessment of their principals' behaviours, most studies focus on the educational systems in the first world countries. This quantitative study focuses on a lesser-examined educational context by comparing school teachers' job satisfaction levels…

Sungu, Hilmi; Ilgan, Abdurrahman; Parylo, Oksana; Erdem, Mustafa

2014-01-01

349

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

350

An Analysis of the Contribution of Participative Decision Making and Communication with Supervisor as Predictors of Job Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nonprofessional employees in three administrative units at a comprehensive eastern university served as subjects in a study to examine the relationships of perceived participation in decision making, communication with supervisor, employee characteristics, and employee job satisfaction. Implications for personnel decisions and training, employee…

Wheeless, Virginia Eman; And Others

1983-01-01

351

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

352

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

353

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

354

An Exploratory Study of the Restorative Benefits of Hiking in Wilderness Solitude and Its Relationship to Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this exploratory research was to examine the relationship between the restorative benefits of hiking in wilderness solitude (RBHWS) and job satisfaction. This research is a jumping off point, intended to guide future research on the RBHWS, and the practical utilization of this in human resource development. This research sought to…

Ellison, Mark Andrew

2010-01-01

355

Single-Question Measures of Overall Job Satisfaction: A Comment on Quinn, Staines, and McCullough.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Responses of a local sample of production workers to a job satisfaction questionnaire are compared with those of an earlier national sample. Differences between the two groups suggest that employees' life and work situations are at least as influential in changing questionnaire responses as the wording of the questions is. (Author/BP)

McGehee, William; Tullar, William L.

1979-01-01

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Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction and Anticipated Turnover among Nurses in Sidama Zone Public Health Facilities, South Ethiopia  

PubMed Central

Background. Workplace turnover is destructive to nursing and patient outcomes as it leads to losing competent and qualified nurses. However, developments of coping strategies demand a clear understanding of workplace variables that either motivate nurses to remain employed or lead them to leave their current jobs. Objective. This study was designed toassess factors influencing job satisfaction and intention to turnover among nurses in Sidama zone public health facilities, in Southern Ethiopia. Method. Cross-sectional study design was carried out on 278 nurses using both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods from May 12 to June 05, 2010. Result. A total of 242 nurses were interviewed giving a response rate of 87%. Nearly two-third (68.6%) of the participants were female, and the mean age was 28 (±6.27) years for both sexes. All job satisfaction subscale except benefit and salary subscale were significant predictors of overall job satisfaction. Satisfactions with work environment and group cohesion (AOR: 0.25 [95% CI: 0.12, 0.51]), single cohesion (AOR: 2.56 [95% CI: 1.27, 5.13]), and working in hospital (AOR: 2.19 [95% CI: 1.12, 4.30]) were the final significant predictors of anticipated turnover of Sidama zone nurses. Conclusions. More than any factors managers should consider the modification of working environment and group cohesions rather than trying to modify nurses to retain and maintain more experienced nurses for the organizations. PMID:24707397

Belachew, Tefera; Yimam, Ebrahim

2014-01-01

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Why Work for Extension? An Examination of Job Satisfaction and Motivation in a Statewide Employee Retention Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Understanding motivation and job satisfaction is important for increasing rates of employee retention within Extension. The purpose of the study reported here was to explore factors positively affecting the motivation of Extension professionals in their careers. An online survey of Extension professionals in Colorado was conducted. Factors such as…

Harder, Amy; Gouldthorpe, Jessica; Goodwin, Jeff

2014-01-01

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The Importance of Teachers' Perceived Organizational Support to Job Satisfaction: What's Empowerment Got to Do with It?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The paper aims to investigate the mediating effect of teacher empowerment on the relationship between teachers' perception of their school support and their intrinsic and extrinsic job satisfaction. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected from a sample of 2,565 teachers affiliated with 153 Israeli elementary schools. A path…

Bogler, Ronit; Nir, Adam E.

2012-01-01

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Should I Stay or Should I Leave: The Question of Tenure Track Faculty Job Satisfaction at Institutions of Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to explore how tenure procedures at institutions of higher education, workload, confidence in support of teaching and research objectives, climate, culture, collegiality and salary affect job satisfaction of tenure track faculty. The study compares three different cohort groups composed of tenure-track faculty from…

Maahs-Fladung, Cathy A.

2009-01-01

360

Do Female and Male Employees in Iran Experience Similar Work-Family Interference, Job, and Life Satisfaction?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aims at examining gender differences in the experience of work-family interference and perceived job-life satisfaction in a group of Iranian employees. The participants in the study consist of 387 Iranian male and female employees from a variety of organizations. The results of t tests and multiple regression analysis using EQS 6.1…

Karimi, Leila

2009-01-01

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The interrelationships between working conditions, job satisfaction, burnout and mental health among hospital physicians in Japan: a path analysis.  

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A growing number of physicians are leaving their hospitals because of painful working conditions in hospitals throughout Japan. We set out to analyze the interrelationships between working conditions, job satisfaction, burnout and mental health among Japanese physicians. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2007 for hospital physicians throughout Japan. A path analysis based on structural equation modeling was utilized for examining the interrelationships between work control, on-call duty volume, job satisfaction (the Japan Hospital Physicians Satisfaction Scale), burnout (the Japanese version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory) and mental health (the General Health Questionnaire). Of 336 physicians who received a solicitation E-mail, 236 participated in our study (response rate, 70%). Sixty physicians (25.4%) were women with a mean age of 41 yr. In the path analysis, burnout and poor mental health were related directly to job dissatisfaction and short sleeping time, while they were related indirectly to poor work control and heavy on-call duty. In the multi-group path analysis of both genders, sleeping time was related to job satisfaction more likely among female physicians but less among male physicians. Healthcare policy makers need to implement immediate, extensive and decisive measures to improve work condition and to reduce overwork among hospital physicians. PMID:19367046

Tokuda, Yasuharu; Hayano, Keiko; Ozaki, Makiko; Bito, Seiji; Yanai, Haruo; Koizumi, Shunzo

2009-04-01

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The Correlation of the Perceived Leadership Style of Middle School Principals to Teacher Job Satisfaction and Efficacy  

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This quantitative study addressed the idea that a middle school principal could possibly impact teacher effectiveness in the classroom through the relationship of the teacher-perceived leadership style of the principal to teacher job satisfaction and efficacy. The sample consisted of 142 certified teachers from 8 public middle schools in an East…

Dale, Jack C., Jr.

2012-01-01

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Psychosocial work environment and prediction of job satisfaction among Swedish registered nurses and physicians - a follow-up study.  

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In Sweden, the health care sector was subject to considerable changes during the 1990s: decreased costs, related staff redundancies and high rates of sick leave. The situation has now changed, and the sector is not facing the same all-embracing and turbulent changes. In addition, there is a shortage of nurses and physicians and a difficulty in retaining qualified staff. Regarding the psychosocial work environment, there is a lack of studies where both physicians and nurses are in focus. It is from a managerial perspective important to take a holistic approach towards questions regarding the work environment in general and the psychosocial work environment in particular. The aims of this study were to analyse similarities and differences in Registered Nurses and physicians' experience of quantitative and qualitative demands, control, role conflicts, role clarity, social support and job satisfaction in 2002 and 2009 and to analyse the stability in the prediction of job satisfaction over time. Questionnaires regarding psychosocial work environment aspects were distributed in 2002 and 2009, and a total of 860 nurses and 866 physicians answered the questionnaire. Independent t tests and linear stepwise regression analyses were conducted. The results indicate that the work environment has improved between 2002 and 2009 and that nurses experience their psychosocial working environment as more satisfactory than physicians. Social support, control, role conflicts, role clarity and qualitative demands were the best predictors of job satisfaction in 2002 and 2009. Quantitative demands did not contribute to predicting job satisfaction. Variables predicting job satisfaction are quite stable over time and are quite comparable for both nurses and physicians. PMID:21923675

Jönsson, Sandra

2012-06-01

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Motivating medical information system performance by system quality, service quality, and job satisfaction for evidence-based practice  

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Background No previous studies have addressed the integrated relationships among system quality, service quality, job satisfaction, and system performance; this study attempts to bridge such a gap with evidence-based practice study. Methods The convenience sampling method was applied to the information system users of three hospitals in southern Taiwan. A total of 500 copies of questionnaires were distributed, and 283 returned copies were valid, suggesting a valid response rate of 56.6%. SPSS 17.0 and AMOS 17.0 (structural equation modeling) statistical software packages were used for data analysis and processing. Results The findings are as follows: System quality has a positive influence on service quality (?11= 0.55), job satisfaction (?21= 0.32), and system performance (?31= 0.47). Service quality (?31= 0.38) and job satisfaction (?32= 0.46) will positively influence system performance. Conclusions It is thus recommended that the information office of hospitals and developers take enhancement of service quality and user satisfaction into consideration in addition to placing b on system quality and information quality when designing, developing, or purchasing an information system, in order to improve benefits and gain more achievements generated by hospital information systems. PMID:23171394

2012-01-01

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Communication Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment: A Study in Three Guatemalan Organizations  

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The main purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between organizational communication and organizational commitment in Guatemala. To investigate these areas, three different organizations were studied: 1) a ...

Varona, Federico

1991-06-27

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Work stress, work motivation and their effects on job satisfaction in community health workers: a cross-sectional survey in China  

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Objective It is well documented that both work stress and work motivation are key determinants of job satisfaction. The aim of this study was to examine levels of work stress and motivation and their contribution to job satisfaction among community health workers in Heilongjiang Province, China. Design Cross-sectional survey. Setting Heilongjiang Province, China. Participants The participants were 930 community health workers from six cities in Heilongjiang Province. Primary and secondary outcome measures Multistage sampling procedures were used to measure socioeconomic and demographic status, work stress, work motivation and job satisfaction. Logistic regression analysis was performed to assess key determinants of job satisfaction. Results There were significant differences in some subscales of work stress and work motivation by some of the socioeconomic characteristics. Levels of overall stress perception and scores on all five work stress subscales were higher in dissatisfied workers relative to satisfied workers. However, levels of overall motivation perception and scores on the career development, responsibility and recognition motivation subscales were higher in satisfied respondents relative to dissatisfied respondents. The main determinants of job satisfaction were occupation; age; title; income; the career development, and wages and benefits subscales of work stress; and the recognition, responsibility and financial subscales of work motivation. Conclusions The findings indicated considerable room for improvement in job satisfaction among community health workers in Heilongjiang Province in China. Healthcare managers and policymakers should take both work stress and motivation into consideration, as two subscales of work stress and one subscale of work motivation negatively influenced job satisfaction and two subscales of work motivation positively influenced job satisfaction. PMID:24902730

Li, Li; Hu, Hongyan; Zhou, Hao; He, Changzhi; Fan, Lihua; Liu, Xinyan; Zhang, Zhong; Li, Heng; Sun, Tao

2014-01-01

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Evaluating Sources of Job Satisfaction: A Survey of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge Managers and Biologists  

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The following summary consists of revised excerpts from the thesis study that was conducted in 2000-2002 by Ayeisha Brinson, Colorado State University (Brinson, 2002). The purpose of this report is to provide the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) with additional finding related to sources of job satisfaction. Because this is a report of additional findings from a length study, the information in this report is condensed and represented without references from the original research. The literature review, methodology, and discussion from the original thesis are not presented in this report. Any questions concerning the thesis should be directed to Ayeisha Brinson, who may be reached by e-mail. The purpose of the report is to examine differences and similarities between National Wildlife Refuge managers and biologists on a selection of independent variable related to job satisfaction occupation status (being either a manager or a biologist): are managers more satisfied with their jobs than biologist? If so, what are the components of that satisfaction? What are the sources of dissatisfaction? a?|

Ponds, Phadrea D.; Brinson, Ayeisha A.; Benson, Delwin

2003-01-01

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Impact of work-life imbalance on job satisfaction and quality of life among hospital nurses in Japan.  

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This study investigated the status of work-life imbalance among hospital nurses in Japan and impact of work-life imbalance on job satisfaction and quality of life. A cross-sectional survey of 1,202 nurses (81% response rate) was conducted in three Japanese acute care hospitals. Participants were divided into four groups for actual work-life balance (Group A: 50/50, including other lower working proportion groups [e.g., 40/50]; Group B: 60/40; Group C: 70/30; and Group D: 80/20, including other higher working proportion groups [e.g., 90/10]). We also asked participants about desired work-life balance, and private and work-related perspectives. Satisfactions (job, private life, and work-life balance), quality of life, and stress-coping ability were also measured. All data were compared among the four groups. Most nurses sensed that they had a greater proportion of working life than private life, and had a work-life imbalance. Actual WLB did not fit compared to desired WLB. When the actual working proportion greatly exceeds the private life proportion, nurses' health could be in danger, and they may resign due to lower job satisfaction and QOL. Simultaneous progress by both management and individual nurses is necessary to improve work-life imbalance. PMID:25475095

Makabe, Sachiko; Takagai, Junko; Asanuma, Yoshihiro; Ohtomo, Kazuo; Kimura, Yutaka

2014-12-01

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When Being Able Is Not Enough. The Combined Value of Positive Affect and Self-Efficacy for Job Satisfaction in Teaching  

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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

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A Study to Determine the Relationship between the Perceived Leadership Styles of School Principals and Teacher Job Satisfaction at Selected Elementary Schools  

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This quantitative study examined the relationship between the perceived leadership styles of school principals and teacher job satisfaction at selected elementary schools. The Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire (LBDQ) provided data that identified the perceived leadership styles of the school principals; the Minnesota Satisfaction

Eldred, Jeremy A.

2010-01-01

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Job satisfaction of professional Irish dancers: implications for performer health and well-being.  

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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

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Job-Preference and Job-Matching Assessment Results and Their Association with Job Performance and Satisfaction among Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities  

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We investigated the effects of preference and degree of match on job performance of four 19 to 20-year-old young adults with developmental disabilities placed in community-based job conditions. We identified high-preference, high-matched and low-preference, low-matched job tasks using a video web-based assessment program. The job matching…

Hall, Julie; Morgan, Robert L.; Salzberg, Charles L.

2014-01-01

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Assessing the Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Organizational Commitment among Early Childhood Educators  

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The purpose of this quantitative study was to assess the relationship between emotional intelligence and organizational commitment among early childhood educators. Organizational commitment and its established precursor, job satisfaction, have gained relevance because turnover within early childhood education has fluctuated between 25% and 40% for…

Shepherd-Osborne, Tracie

2009-01-01

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The effects of midwives’ job satisfaction on burnout, intention to quit and turnover: a longitudinal study in Senegal  

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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

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The Impact Assessment of Demographic Factors on Faculty Commitment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabian Universities  

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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

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DIFFERENCES IN TEACHER EFFICACY RELATED TO CAREER COMMITMENT OF NOVICE AGRICULTURE TEACHERS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Beginning a career is a pivotal stage for teachers. The initial years of teaching are recognized as being important to one's teaching effectiveness, job satisfaction, professional commitment, and career longevity (Darling-Hammond, 1997; Feiman-Nemser, 1983; Lortie, 1975; National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, 1996). Many novice teachers start their careers with uncertainty, find their jobs more demanding and challenging than

Neil A. Knobloch; M. Susie Whittington

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The relationship between job satisfaction, burnout, and turnover intention among physicians from urban state-owned medical institutions in Hubei, China: a cross-sectional study  

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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

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Adaptation to Externally Driven Change: The Impact of Political Change on Job Satisfaction in the Public Sector  

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This article uses a quasi-natural experiment to investigate the adaptation of job satisfaction to externally driven political change in the public sector. This is important because democratic government bureaucracies often experience changes in leadership after elections. The analyses are based on data drawn from a large longitudinal data set, the British Household Panel Survey. Findings indicate that the impact of political elections is largely weak and temporary and is only present for men. For women, the internal processes of the organization tend to be more important. These findings suggest that changes in political leadership may not be associated with fundamental changes in policy.

Tabvuma, Vurain; Bui, Hong T M; Homberg, Fabian

2014-01-01

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

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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 sectors. Methods Cross-sectional surveys of 1916 public and private sector health workers in Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, India, were conducted using a standardized instrument to identify health workers' satisfaction with key work factors related to motivation. Ratings were compared with how important health workers consider these factors. Results There was high variability in the ratings for areas of satisfaction and motivation across the different practice settings, but there were also commonalities. Four groups of factors were identified, with those relating to job content and work environment viewed as the most important characteristics of the ideal job, and rated higher than a good income. In both states, public sector health workers rated "good employment benefits" as significantly more important than private sector workers, as well as a "superior who recognizes work". There were large differences in whether these factors were considered present on the job, particularly between public and private sector health workers in Uttar Pradesh, where the public sector fared consistently lower (P < 0.01). Discordance between what motivational factors health workers considered important and their perceptions of actual presence of these factors were also highest in Uttar Pradesh in the public sector, where all 17 items had greater discordance for public sector workers than for workers in the private sector (P < 0.001). Conclusion There are common areas of health worker motivation that should be considered by managers and policy makers, particularly the importance of non-financial motivators such as working environment and skill development opportunities. But managers also need to focus on the importance of locally assessing conditions and managing incentives to ensure health workers are motivated in their work. PMID:21108833

2010-01-01

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Managerialism, Organizational Commitment, and Quality of Job Performances among European University Employees  

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To achieve efficient and effective quality improvement, European universities have gradually adopted organizational strategies, structures, technologies, management instruments, and values that are commonly found in the private business sector. Whereas some studies have shown that such managerialism is beneficial to the quality of job performances…

Smeenk, Sanne; Teelken, Christine; Eisinga, Rob; Doorewaard, Hans

2009-01-01

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Relationships between actual and desired workplace characteristics and job satisfaction for community health workers in China: a cross-sectional study.  

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BackgroundCommunity health workers are the main providers of community health services in China and have been important in the process of health system reform that has been in place since 2009. Therefore, it is critical that healthcare managers and policy decision makers motivate current staff and improve their job satisfaction. This study examined workplace characteristics and their contribution to job satisfaction in community health workers in Heilongjiang Province, China.MethodsA cross-sectional survey of 448 community health workers, from three cities in Heilongjiang province, was conducted between October 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. Multistage sampling procedures were used to measure socioeconomic and demographic status, job satisfaction, and both actual and desired workplace characteristics. Factor analysis was conducted to determine the main factors contributing to workplace characteristics, and multiple linear regression analysis was performed to assess the key determinants of job satisfaction.ResultsEight groups of factors were identified as the most important workplace characteristics. These comprised system and policy; fringe benefits; work itself; work relationships; professional development; recognition; work environment; and remuneration. In all cases, all desired workplace characteristics were higher than the associated actual workplace characteristics. The main determinants of job satisfaction were occupation, years worked in health service institution, and five subscales representing the gap between desired and actual workplace characteristics, which were system and policy; fringe benefits; working relationship; professional development; and remuneration.ConclusionsThese findings suggested that managers wishing to enhance job satisfaction should assess workplace characteristics comprehensively and design mechanisms that reduce the gap between actual and desired workplace characteristics. PMID:25403924

Li, Li; Zhang, Zhong; Sun, Zhinan; Zhou, Hao; Liu, Xinyan; Li, Heng; Fan, Lihua; Coyte, Peter C

2014-11-18

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The effects of age and drug dependency on the emotional exhaustion and job satisfaction of adult streetworkers in australia.  

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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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The Perceived Degree Satisfaction and Job Preparedness of On-Campus and Distance Campus Graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Program at Mississippi State University  

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Research suggests that perceived degree satisfaction and perceived job preparedness are related to positive experiences from undergraduate degree programs. Research also suggests that perceived levels of degree satisfaction and job preparedness may vary based on whether the student was a traditional or nontraditional student. Therefore the purpose…

Busby, Michael Kevin

2012-01-01

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Teaching in the Yukon: Exploring Teachers' Efficacy Beliefs, Stress, and Job Satisfaction in a Remote Setting  

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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

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NUPlans Web Commitments  

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NUPlans Web Commitments Job Aid CommitmentsNUPlansWebV1.1 Last Updated 4/14/2013 - mac © 2013 Northwestern University FMS705 NUPlans Web 1 of 3 Commitments in NUPlans Web Commitments are a form of revenue of commitment funds. The process is facilitated in NUPlans Web. Note: security access is required to view

Shull, Kenneth R.

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Job Satisfaction of Principals and Assistant Principals in Traditional Public High Schools and Charter High Schools in Los Angeles County, California  

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the job satisfaction of principals and assistant principals in traditional public high schools in Southern California's Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and those in charter high schools operating within the same boundaries. Methodology: The subjects in the present study were 15…

Postell, Lilia M.

2012-01-01

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An Analysis of the Contribution of Participative Decision-Making and Communication with Supervisor as Predictors of Job Satisfaction. AIR Forum 1982 Paper.  

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The relationships of perceived participation in decision-making, communication variables, and employment and employee job satisfaction were examined. A survey was conducted with 103 classified employees (clerks, secretaries, and the lowest level supervisors) in three administrative units at a comprehensive, eastern university. Employees were asked…

Wheeless, Virginia Eman; And Others

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Motivation Theories of Maslow, Herzberg, McGregor & McClelland. A Literature Review of Selected Theories Dealing with Job Satisfaction and Motivation.  

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Job satisfaction, motivation, and reward systems are included in one area of organizational theory. The strongest influence in this area is motivation because it overlaps into both of the other two components. A review of the classical literature on motivation reveals four major theory areas: (1) Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs; (2) Herzberg's…

Pardee, Ronald L.

389

A Multiple Case Study Discovering Part-Time Faculties' Perceptions of Their Professional Needs, Working Conditions, Social Network, and Job Satisfaction at Three Community Colleges  

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This study employed a multiple case study design to evaluate the perspectives of part-time faculties at three community colleges in the Northeast. The purpose of this study was to discover how needs, working conditions, and social networks influence the part-time faculties' job satisfaction. Maslow (1954), Bourdieu (1986), and Herzberg, Mausner, &…

Millner-Harlee, Tanya

2010-01-01

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Nurse Manager Emotional Intelligence as a Predictor to Registered Nurse Job Satisfaction and RN Perceptions of the Practice Environment and the Relationship to Patient, Nursing and Hospital Outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine if the level of Nurse Manager (NM) emotional intelligence (EI) predicted registered nurse (RN) job satisfaction and RN perceptions of the practice environment. In addition, relationships to patient, nursing, and hospital outcomes were explored. Participants included RNs (N=659) and NMs (N=38) from 53 nursing units at eight hospitals located in the southeast

Jacqueline Cecilia Munro

2011-01-01

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The Relationship between Reports of Psychological Capital and Reports of Job Satisfaction among Administrative Personnel at a Private Institution of Higher Education  

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The purpose of this single-site case study was to investigate the relationship between administrative personnel's reports of psychological capital (Luthans, Youssef, & Avolio, 2007) and their reports of job satisfaction (Hackman & Oldham, 1980). Specifically, two surveys, the Psychological Capital Questionnaire (Luthans, Youssef,…

Mello, James A.

2012-01-01

392

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

393

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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CIOs' Transformational Leadership Behaviors in Community Colleges: A Comparison-Based Approach to Improving Job Satisfaction of Information Technology Workers  

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The purpose of this quantitative, descriptive research study was to determine, through statistical analysis, any correlation between the perceived transformational leadership traits of CIOs at two-year community colleges in Kansas and measures of the job satisfaction among IT workers at those community colleges. The objectives of this research…

Abouelenein, Mahmoud S.

2012-01-01

395

Applying the Achievement Orientation Model to the Job Satisfaction of Teachers of the Gifted  

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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

396

Work conditions and personality characteristics affecting job satisfaction of student interns in extended health care facilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

58 undergraduates employed as summer interns in extended health care facilities completed the Allport-Vernon-Lindzey (AVL) Study of Values, the TAT, and at least 25 daily logs in which they recorded activities and rated them according to a satisfaction index. Significantly high AVL social and low political and economic scores were found among the intern Ss attracted to health care summer

George H. Labovitz; Charles D. Orth

1972-01-01

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Predicting the Job and Life Satisfaction of Italian Teachers: Test of a Social Cognitive Model  

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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

398

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

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Structured nursing communication on interdisciplinary acute care teams improves perceptions of safety, efficiency, understanding of care plan and teamwork as well as job satisfaction  

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Efficient, accurate, and timely communication is required for quality health care and is strongly linked to health care staff job satisfaction. Developing ways to improve communication is key to increasing quality of care, and interdisciplinary care teams allow for improved communication among health care professionals. This study examines the patient- and family-centered use of structured interdisciplinary bedside rounds (SIBR) on an acute care for the elderly (ACE) unit in a 555-bed metropolitan community hospital. This mixed methods study surveyed 24 nurses, therapists, patient care assistants, and social workers to measure perceptions of teamwork, communication, understanding of the plan for the day, safety, efficiency, and job satisfaction. A similar survey was administered to a control group of 38 of the same staff categories on different units in the same hospital. The control group units utilized traditional physician-centric rounding. Significant differences were found in each category between the SIBR staff on the ACE unit and the control staff. Nurse job satisfaction is an important marker of retention and recruitment, and improved communication may be an important aspect of increasing this satisfaction. Furthermore, improved communication is key to maintaining a safe hospital environment with quality patient care. Interdisciplinary team rounds that take place at the bedside improve both nursing satisfaction and related communication markers of quality and safety, and may help to achieve higher nurse retention and safer patient care. These results point to the interconnectedness and dual benefit to both job satisfaction and patient quality of care that can come from enhancements to team communication. PMID:25609978

Gausvik, Christian; Lautar, Ashley; Miller, Lisa; Pallerla, Harini; Schlaudecker, Jeffrey

2015-01-01

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Abbreviated Mindfulness Intervention for Job Satisfaction, Quality of Life, and Compassion in Primary Care Clinicians: A Pilot Study  

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PURPOSE Burnout, attrition, and low work satisfaction of primary care physicians are growing concerns and can have a negative influence 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. PMID:24019272

Fortney, Luke; Luchterhand, Charlene; Zakletskaia, Larissa; Zgierska, Aleksandra; Rakel, David

2013-01-01

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The Impact of Cultural Individualism & Collectivism on Protean & Boundaryless Career Attitudes and Job Satisfaction  

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Over the past several decades, new career theories have been developed in an attempt to explain the changing nature of work. No longer is one's career generally considered to be a lifelong commitment to one organization or even one career field, but the trajectory of a career is now considered to be self-driven and contingent on factors such…

Hong, Re-an Ren

2012-01-01

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The Relation between the Level of Job Satisfaction and Types of Personality in High School Teachers  

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Teachers are loaded important responsibilities in educational process. The productivity and effectiveness of them are influenced by promotion, charging, job security, technological level, course load and working schedule which all are determined mostly by their institutions and influenced by noncognitive characteristics such as age, gender, family…

Ayan, Sezer; Kocacik, Faruk

2010-01-01

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The job satisfaction of UK architects and relationships with work-life balance and turnover intentions  

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Purpose – There is evidence that those working within the construction industry are exposed to a number of stressors which potentially negatively impact well-being, namely; long working hours, high workload, poor work-life balance, low sense of professional worth and lack of job security. Additionally there is some evidence architects may also be vulnerable to an erosion of professional status, low

Katherine J. C. Sang; Stephen G. Ison; Andrew R. J. Dainty

2009-01-01

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An empirical investigation of organisational antecedents on employee job satisfaction in a developing country  

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Purpose – Increasing dynamic technological and communication net working environment today reflects to employee attitudes and behaviours with respect of their inputs. Employee motivation is an important and critical issue specifically for health organisation where they relate to patients. The purpose of this paper is to focus on the employee perception regarding procedural justices, on job training, esprit de corps,

Jamshed A. Halepota; Naimatullah Shah

2011-01-01

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Racial harassment, job satisfaction, and intentions to remain in the military  

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Our results indicate that two thirds of active-duty military personnel report experiencing offensive racial behaviors in the\\u000a previous 12 months, whereas approximately one in ten reports threatening racial incidents or career-related discrimination.\\u000a Racial harassment significantly increases job dissatisfaction irrespective of the form of harassment considered. Furthermore,\\u000a threatening racial incidents and career-related discrimination heighten intentions to leave the military. Finally, our results

Heather Antecol; Deborah Cobb-Clark

2009-01-01

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Calling and life satisfaction: it's not about having it, it's about living it.  

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The present study examined the relation of career calling to life satisfaction among a diverse sample of 553 working adults, with a specific focus on the distinction between perceiving a calling (sensing a calling to a career) and living a calling (actualizing one's calling in one's current career). As hypothesized, the relation of perceiving a calling to life satisfaction was fully mediated by living a calling. On the basis of this finding, a structural equation model was tested to examine possible mediators between living a calling and life satisfaction. As hypothesized, the relation of living a calling to life satisfaction was partially mediated by job satisfaction and life meaning, and the link between living a calling and job satisfaction was mediated by work meaning and career commitment. Modifications of the model also revealed that the link of living a calling to life meaning was mediated by work meaning. Implications for research and practice are discussed. PMID:23163611

Duffy, Ryan D; Allan, Blake A; Autin, Kelsey L; Bott, Elizabeth M

2013-01-01

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Correlates among cognitive beliefs, EBP implementation, organizational culture, cohesion and job satisfaction in evidence-based practice mentors from a community hospital system.  

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Evidence from research and outcomes management projects strongly supports the use of evidence-based practice (EBP) in improving quality of health care and patient outcomes as well as reducing hospital costs. In addition, published anecdotal reports have indicated that clinicians who use an evidence-based approach to care and practice in cultures that support EBP feel more empowered and satisfied in their roles. However, research is lacking that has specifically examined the relationships among beliefs about and implementation of EBP by hospital staff, organizational culture for EBP, group cohesion and job satisfaction. Therefore, the purpose of this descriptive correlational study was to examine the relationships among these variables in 58 health professionals, prior to their participation in a 12-month EBP mentorship program as part of implementing the Advancing Research and Clinical practice through close Collaboration (ARCC) Model in a community hospital system. Findings indicated that participants' EBP beliefs were significantly correlated with perceived organizational culture for EBP, the extent to which they implemented EBP, group cohesion, and job satisfaction. Organizational culture for EBP was significantly and positively related to EBP beliefs and EBP implementation. Findings support the need for hospitals to establish cultures that support EBP and to implement strategies to strengthen individuals' cognitive beliefs about the value of EBP and their ability to implement it for the ultimate purpose of improving quality of care and enhancing job satisfaction. PMID:21074647

Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek; Fineout-Overholt, Ellen; Giggleman, Martha; Cruz, Ron

2010-01-01

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Internal migration of nurses in the United States: migratory prompts and difference in job satisfaction between migrants and non-migrants.  

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In the United States, nurses are highly mobile due to a nursing shortage and the transferability of their skills. Despite the importance of internal migration (inter-state movement) of nurses in the distribution of the supply nurses, little is known about such migration. Researchers used data from the 2004 and 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses to examine the factors associated with nurses' internal migration as well as the difference in job satisfaction for migrant and non-migrant nurses. Factors associated with a higher likelihood of internal migration were: a change in employer, higher earnings, not foreign-educated, less nursing experience, a younger age, being male, being single, having no children, the Nursing Licensure Compact, and not being employed in the state where the first RN license was obtained. Migrant nurses had lower job satisfaction than non-migrant nurses; higher job satisfaction is noted with higher earnings levels. The development of policies such as relocation and social support to help migrant nurses cope and adjust to a new working environment are proposed. PMID:23923241

Siow, Elaine; Ng, Jeffrey

2013-01-01

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Perceptions of Retirement Affect Career Commitment: The Mediating Role of Retirement System Satisfaction for Two Teacher Age Groups  

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This study investigated a sample of California elementary, intermediate, and high school employed teachers (N = 247) to assess the effects of retirement perceptions on career commitment among teachers who are in different age groupings. Using path analysis, the influence of five retirement perceptions variables was examined: concerns about…

Smith, Justin L.; Conley, Sharon; You, Sukkyung

2015-01-01

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Changing Job Satisfaction, Absenteeism, and Healthcare Claims Costs In a Hospital Culture  

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Introduction: Fairfield Medical Center is a 222-bed community hospital located in Lancaster, Ohio. Organizational leadership chose to invest in the Transforming Stress Workshop, a 6-hour workshop with a 2-hour follow-up workshop, in order to improve the well-being of its staff and physicians. Special thought and consideration were given to being able to sustain any benefits and/or improvements long-term. As a result, strategies were developed to integrate the program into our culture. Methods: Four staff members from a variety of disciplines were selected and sent to HeartMath Train-the-Trainer to gain proficiency in HeartMath methodology and tools, expanding their duties to deliver the classes. Biweekly workshops were offered from August 2007 through December 2010, educating a total of 975 employees, or 48% of the staff. Other tactics providing a sustainable program included senior leadership support and championing, management team training, positive employee comments published internally, use of tools in committee and department meetings, incorporation into orientation and on-boarding processes, part of major initiative roll-outs, element in clinical ladder, expansion to include Transforming Team Workshops, sharing of Participant and Organizational Quality Assessment-Revised data, a lead HeartMath instructor who provides consulting to other organizations, provision of classes to local educators, and open workshops for employee family members. Results: Three metrics were selected to measure the success of the program: employee satisfaction, absenteeism rates, and healthcare claims cost. Statistically significant cultural and financial return on investment were demonstrated. Employees who received HeartMath training experienced a 2:1 savings on healthcare claims as compared to employees who had not received training. Employee Opinion Survey results demonstrated that employees who had HeartMath training had higher overall satisfaction scores than those who had not received training (Table and Figure) HeartMath participants demonstrated a lower overall absenteeism rate (P = 0), resulting in a $94,794 savings over a 3-year period. Cultural and financial returns on investment were demonstrated using these indicators. Table Healthcare Claims Costs HeartMath vs Non-HeartMath Participants HeartMath Non-HeartMath HeartMath Non-HeartMath Year PMPM PMPM PMPY PMPY 2007 $143.92 $310.88 $1727.09 $3730.53 2008 $250.93a $304.40 $3011.10a $3652.82 2009 $159.70 $285.29b $1916.37 $3423.56 Abbreviations: PMPM, per member per month; PMPY, per member per year. a HeartMath claims expense excludes five outlier claims in excess of $20 000 for conditions that could not have been avoided using HeartMath. b Non-HeartMath participants’ total claims expenses excludes six outlier cases with payments > $125 000. Figure Employee opinion survey: Impact of HeartMath Training, over all scores. Conclusion: Investing in HeartMath training and ongoing practice has proven to be a wise decision and continues to be valuable when initiating new concepts in a stressful, changing environment. Sustainability is key to long-term success and true cultural change. Continued employee training of the HeartMath tools and the continued use of the tools enriches the program planning and implementation of new initiatives at Fairfield Medical Center.

Newsome, Misty; Pearsall, Cynthia; Ryan, Teresa; Starlin, Pamela

2014-01-01

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Expectation Gaps, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment of Fresh Graduates: Roles of Graduates, Higher Learning Institutions and Employers  

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Purpose: The aim of this research is to attempt to reveal the difference between what fresh graduates expect and their actual experiences pertaining to the working environment. Design/methodology/approach: Using a set of self-administered questionnaires, data were collected from 128 graduates. They were asked to indicate their preferences on…

Jusoh, Mazuki; Simun, Maimun; Chong, Siong Choy

2011-01-01

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The relationship between leader-member relations, job satisfaction and organizational commitment in international tourist hotels in Taiwan  

Microsoft Academic Search

The tourism industry is an indicator of the degree of internationalization and modernization of a country; and hotels are a key part in the tourism industry. According to studies on foreign tourists to Taiwan, expenses for international hotels make up the major portion of the tourists' total costs. Hence, international hotels play a significant role in the industry. The population

Shu-Hsien Liao; Da-Chian Hu; Hui-Ying Chung

2009-01-01

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‘Going private’: a qualitative comparison of medical specialists’ job satisfaction in the public and private sectors of South Africa  

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Background There is a highly inequitable distribution of health workers between public and private sectors in South Africa, partly due to within-country migration trends. This article elaborates what South African medical specialists find satisfying about working in the public and private sectors, at present, and how to better incentivize retention in the public sector. Methods Seventy-four qualitative interviews were conducted - among specialists and key informants - based in one public and one private urban hospital in South Africa. Interviews were coded to determine common job satisfaction factors, both financial and non-financial in nature. This served as background to a broader study on the impacts of specialist ‘dual practice’, that is, moonlighting. All qualitative specialist respondents were engaged in dual practice, generally working in both public and private sectors. Respondents were thus able to compare what was satisfying about these sectors, having experience of both. Results Results demonstrate that although there are strong financial incentives for specialists to migrate from the public to the private sector, public work can be attractive in some ways. For example, the public hospital sector generally provides more of a team environment, more academic opportunities, and greater opportunities to feel ‘needed’ and ‘relevant’. However, public specialists suffer under poor resource availability, lack of trust for the Department of Health, and poor perceived career opportunities. These non-financial issues of public sector dissatisfaction appeared just as important, if not more important, than wage disparities. Conclusions The results are useful for understanding both what brings specialists to migrate to the private sector, and what keeps some working in the public sector. Policy recommendations center around boosting public sector resources and building trust of the public sector through including health workers more in decision-making, inter alia. These interventions may be more cost-effective for retention than wage increases, and imply that it is not necessarily just a matter of putting more money into the public sector to increase retention. PMID:23281664

2013-01-01

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Comparative Evaluation of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapy and Conventional Therapy Use for Musculoskeletal Disorders Management and Its Association with Job Satisfaction among Dentists of West India  

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Musculoskeletal problems have become a significant issue in the profession of dentistry. There are currently no recommended effective disease-preventing and modifying remedies. High prevalence rates for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among dentists have been reported in the literature. Complementary and alternative medicine can be helpful in managing and preventing the MSDs. The purpose of this study was to determine if dentists in the western part of India are using complementary and alternative medicine therapies for MSDs, and also to find if those who use complementary and alternative medicine therapies have greater job/career satisfaction compared to conventional therapy (CT) users. Dentists of western India registered under the Dental Council of India (N = 2166) were recruited for the study. Data were analyzed using univariate and bivariate analyses and logistic regression. A response rate of 73% (n = 1581) was obtained, of which 79% (n = 1249) was suffering from MSDs. The use of complementary and alternative medicine or CT was reported by 90% (n = 1124) of dentists with MSDs. Dentists using complementary and alternative medicine reported greater health (P < 0.001) and carrier satisfaction (P < 0.001) and were able to work as many hours they wanted (P < 0.001) compared to CT users. Complementary and alternative medicine therapies may improve the quality of life and enhance job satisfaction for a dentist who suffers from MSDs. PMID:25379469

Gupta, Devanand; Batra, Renu; Mahajan, Shveta; Bhaskar, Dara John; Jain, Ankita; Shiju, Mohammed; Yadav, Ankit; Chaturvedi, Mudita; Gill, Shruti; Verma, Renuka; Dalai, Deepak Ranjan; Gupta, Rajendra Kumar

2014-01-01

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Comparative Evaluation of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapy and Conventional Therapy Use for Musculoskeletal Disorders Management and Its Association with Job Satisfaction among Dentists of West India.  

PubMed

Musculoskeletal problems have become a significant issue in the profession of dentistry. There are currently no recommended effective disease-preventing and modifying remedies. High prevalence rates for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among dentists have been reported in the literature. Complementary and alternative medicine can be helpful in managing and preventing the MSDs. The purpose of this study was to determine if dentists in the western part of India are using complementary and alternative medicine therapies for MSDs, and also to find if those who use complementary and alternative medicine therapies have greater job/career satisfaction compared to conventional therapy (CT) users. Dentists of western India registered under the Dental Council of India (N = 2166) were recruited for the study. Data were analyzed using univariate and bivariate analyses and logistic regression. A response rate of 73% (n = 1581) was obtained, of which 79% (n = 1249) was suffering from MSDs. The use of complementary and alternative medicine or CT was reported by 90% (n = 1124) of dentists with MSDs. Dentists using complementary and alternative medicine reported greater health (P < 0.001) and carrier satisfaction (P < 0.001) and were able to work as many hours they wanted (P < 0.001) compared to CT users. Complementary and alternative medicine therapies may improve the quality of life and enhance job satisfaction for a dentist who suffers from MSDs. PMID:25379469

Gupta, Devanand; Batra, Renu; Mahajan, Shveta; Bhaskar, Dara John; Jain, Ankita; Shiju, Mohammed; Yadav, Ankit; Chaturvedi, Mudita; Gill, Shruti; Verma, Renuka; Dalai, Deepak Ranjan; Gupta, Rajendra Kumar

2014-10-01

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[Correlation between job satisfaction and stress factors, burn-out and psychosocial well-being among nurses working in different healthcare settings].  

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and the causing factors of job dissatisfaction in three subgroups of nurses working in different context: i) hospital wards for acute patients, ii) units for long-term patients, and iii) home care for chronic patients. An anonymous, self report questionnaire was used, composed by socio-demographic, burnout, stress and psychosocial (INRS) standardized variables. A specific summarizing item was also employed to evaluate the perception of job satisfaction. One hundred thirty seven out of 190 delivered questionnaires were returned (72.1%). About 30% of the total sample is unsatisfied, 28% of the sample suffered emotional exhaustion, 20% depersonalization, and 43% declared a low level of personal accomplishment. Stress scores beyond the threshold value of 17 were found for anguish (22.7 +/- 155), anxiety (22.3 +/- 15.8) and gastroenteric symptoms (19.0 +/- 17.8). Psychosocial scores beyond the threshold value of 50 were found for the variables general job load (56.7 +/- 19.8), attention (83.8 +/- 20.9), and social support from the supervisor (51.3 +/- 25.3). The logistic regression analysis suggested that coming from extracommunitarian Countries (OR: 3.76; CI: 1.04-13.65; p < 0.05), working with acute patients (OR: 2.94; CI: 0.85-10.11; p = 0.08), home-care of chronic patients (OR: 73; CI: 11.27-473.0; p < 0.001), assumption of psychodrugs (OR: 5.01; CI: 1.40-17.92 p < 0.01), and anxiety (OR: 3,71; CI: 1.20-11.44; p < 0.05), were factors significantly associated with a low job satisfaction compared to the other subgroups. On the contrary, a high work degree of work involvement (OR: 0.37; CI: 0.14-0.97; p < 0.05) resulted to be a protective factor respect to job disaffection. These findings suggest that changes that have been occurring in the last years in the social conditions and in health organization in Italy can deeply influence the degree of job satisfaction among the nurses. In order to improve the analysis of the welfare state of the health workers, more effective methods of analysis should be used, in addition to the questionnaires. PMID:19621537

Violante, S; Benso, P G; Gerbaudo, L; Violante, B

2009-01-01

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Health system reforms, violence against doctors and job satisfaction in the medical profession: a cross-sectional survey in Zhejiang Province, Eastern China  

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Objective To explore the factors influencing doctors’ job satisfaction and morale in China, in the context of the ongoing health system reforms and the deteriorating doctor–patient relationship. Design Cross-sectional survey using self-completion questionnaires. Study setting The survey was conducted from March to May 2012 among doctors at the provincial, county and primary care levels in Zhejiang Province, China. Results The questionnaire was completed by 202 doctors. Factors which contributed most to low job satisfaction were low income and long working hours. Provincial level doctors were most dissatisfied while primary care doctors were the least dissatisfied. Three per cent of doctors at high-level hospitals and 27% of those in primary care were satisfied with the salary. Only 7% at high-level hospitals were satisfied with the work hours, compared to 43% in primary care. Less than 10% at high levels were satisfied with the amount of paid vacation time (3%) and paid sick leave (5%), compared with 38% and 41%, respectively, in primary care. Overall, 87% reported that patients were more likely to sue and that patient violence against doctors was increasing. Only 4.5% wanted their children to be doctors. Of those 125 who provided a reason, 34% said poor pay, 17% said it was a high-risk profession, and 9% expressed concerns about personal insecurity or patient violence. Conclusions Doctors have low job satisfaction overall. Recruitment and retention of doctors have become major challenges for the Chinese health system. Measures must be taken to address this, in order to ensure recruitment and retention of doctors in the future. These measures must first include reduction of doctors’ workload, especially at provincial hospitals, partly through incentivisation of appropriate utilisation of primary care, increase in doctors’ salary and more effective measures to tackle patient violence against doctors. PMID:25552614

Wu, Dan; Wang, Yun; Lam, Kwok Fai; Hesketh, Therese

2014-01-01

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Job, Organizational, and Professional Context Antecedents as Predictors of Intent for Interrole Work Transitions.  

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A 4-year study of 672 medical technologists identified interrole work transitions as intent to leave the organization, intent to leave the profession, and intended retirement age. Job satisfaction had a significant impact on intent to leave. Organizational context influenced intent to leave the organization and professional commitment influenced…

Blau, Gary

2000-01-01

419

The Influence of Managed Care on Job-Related Attitudes of Social Workers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explores the relationships between the levels of conflict that social workers experience when interfacing with managed care organizations and outcome variables including job satisfaction, organizational commitment, emotional exhaustion, and turnover intentions. A total of 591 social workers practicing in mental health agencies in New York State completed self-administered and anonymous questionnaire packets that included several measures: Level of

Gila M. Acker

2010-01-01

420

Job Satisfaction of NAIA Head Coaches at Small Faith-Based Colleges: The Teacher-Coach Model  

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The head coaches at smaller colleges usually have other job responsibilities that include teaching, along with the responsibilities of coaching, recruiting, scheduling, and other coaching-related jobs. There is often a dual role involved for these coaches who try to juggle two different jobs that sometimes require different skill sets and involve…

Stiemsma, Craig L.

2010-01-01

421

An examination of gender differences for job satisfaction, mental health, and occupational stress among senior U. K. civil servants  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study found that gender differences exist within senior U.K. civil servants. Females within the civil service were significantly more job dissatisfied, and suffered from poorer mental and physical ill health. They also showed more concern about their role at work, the factors associated with their particular job, the job's relationship to the home environment, and the constraints of the

Janet Bogg; Cary L. Cooper

1994-01-01

422

Perceived sources of work stress and satisfaction among hospital and community mental health staff, and their relation to mental health, burnout and job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This questionnaire study examined perceived sources of stress and satisfaction at work among 121 mental health staff members. Five factors were derived from principal component analysis of sources of work stress items (stress from: role, poor support, clients, future, and overload), and accounted for 70% of the total variance. Four factors were derived from the items related to sources of

David Prosser; Sonia Johnson; Elizabeth Kuipers; George Szmukler; Paul Bebbington; Graham Thornicroft

1997-01-01

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Faculty Satisfaction in Academic Medicine.  

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Describes the challenges and elements of satisfaction in academic medicine. Proposes a model of academic faculty satisfaction which postulates that organizational, job-related, and personal factors combine to develop self-knowledge, social knowledge, and satisfaction with outcomes of productivity, retention, and learner-patient satisfaction. (DB)

Nyquist, Julie G.; Hitchcock, Maurice A.; Teherani, Arianne

2000-01-01

424

The Issue of Control in Jail: The Effects of Professionalism, Detainee Control, and Administrative Support on Job Stress, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment among Jail Staff  

Microsoft Academic Search

Jails are important, yet understudied, components of the American criminal justice system. While most research on correctional\\u000a personnel has focused on prisons, a growing body of work is beginning to emerge on jails. This is encouraging given the unique\\u000a circumstances that occur within jail environments (e.g., diversity and mobility of offenders, health issues among detainees,\\u000a overcrowding, lack of training among

Eugene A. Paoline; Eric G. Lambert

425

The Satisfaction of Teachers with Their Supervisors' Interpersonal Communication Skills in Relation to Job Burn-Out and Growth Satisfaction in Southern India  

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Social support of supervisors and colleagues is thought to enable people to cope better with the demanding work situations. More specifically, supportive, supervisory communication has been found to reduce uncertainty, promote discussion, build self-esteem, clarify role expectations and inculcate meaning in the job among employees. In an attempt…

Rajesh, J. Irudhaya; Suganthi, L.

2013-01-01

426

An Identification of Selected Items Associated with Faculty Job Satisfaction in the North Carolina System of Community Colleges.  

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The relationship between job attitudes and items that contribute to them was investigated. Results of the multiple regression analysis of "demographic" items revealed that: (1) male instructors of at least 45 years of age and older, with most of their work experience outside of formal educational jobs, seemed to be more satisfied in community…

Edmundson, James Carroll

427

Estimating the Effects of No Child Left Behind on Teachers' Work Environments and Job Attitudes  

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Several recent studies have examined the impacts of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) on school operations and student achievement. We complement that work by investigating the law's impacts on teachers' perceptions of their work environments and related job attitudes, including satisfaction and commitment to remain in teaching. Using four…

Grissom, Jason A.; Nicholson-Crotty, Sean; Harrington, James R.

2014-01-01

428

A Comparison of Job Satisfaction and Economic Benefits of Four Different Employment Models for Persons with Disabilities.  

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This study compared four different extended employment models for people with disabilities using a procedure to control for disability characteristics. The study compared sheltered employment, enclaves, affirmative industry, and supported employment involving a job coach. Four samples of workers (total N=160) were matched on age, gender, measured…

Coker, Charles C.; And Others

429

The Effects of Organizational Learning Culture and Job Satisfaction on Motivation to Transfer Learning and Turnover Intention  

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Although organizational learning theory and practice have been clarified by practitioners and scholars over the past several years, there is much to be explored regarding interactions between organizational learning culture and employee learning and performance outcomes. This study examined the relationship of organizational learning culture, job

Egan, Toby Marshall; Yang, Baiyin; Bartlett, Kenneth R.

2004-01-01

430

Secondary School Vice-Principals: Commitment, Challenge, Efficacy and Synchrony  

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The study sought to investigate Hong Kong secondary school vice-principals' job facets leading to overall job satisfaction, and to differentiate the satisfaction of vice-principals of different career orientations and gender groups. The findings indicated that there are four main facets of satisfaction, in rank order of influence on overall…

Yu-kwong, Paula Kwan; Walker, Allan

2010-01-01

431

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching is not the safe career bet that it once was. The thinking used to be: New students will always be entering the public schools, and older teachers will always be retiring, so new teachers will always be needed. But teaching jobs aren't secure enough to stand up to the "Great Recession," as this drawn-out downturn has been called. Across…

Jacobson, Linda

2011-01-01

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Interpersonal interactions, job demands and work-related outcomes in pharmacy.  

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Objectives? The objective of this study was to examine the interaction between job demands of pharmacists and resources in the form of interpersonal interactions and its association with work-related outcomes such as organizational and professional commitment, job burnout, professional identity and job satisfaction. The job demands-resources (JD-R) model served as the theoretical framework. Methods? Subjects for the study were drawn from the Pharmacy Manpower Project Database (n?=?1874). A 14-page mail-in survey measured hospital pharmacists' responses on the frequency of occurrence of various job-related scenarios as well as work-related outcomes. The study design was a 2?×?2 factorial design. Responses were collected on a Likert scale. Descriptive statistics, reliability analyses and correlational and multiple regression analyses were conducted using SPSS version 17 (SPSS, Chicago, IL, USA). Key findings? The 566 pharmacists (30% response rate) who responded to the survey indicated that high-demand/pleasant encounters and low-demand/pleasant encounters occurred more frequently in the workplace. The strongest correlations were found between high-demand/unpleasant encounters and frequency and intensity of emotional exhaustion. Multiple regression analyses indicated that when controlling for demographic factors high-demand/unpleasant encounters were negatively related to affective organizational commitment and positively related to frequency and intensity of emotional exhaustion. Low-demand/pleasant encounters were positively related to frequency and intensity of personal accomplishment. Low-demand/unpleasant encounters were significantly and negatively related to professional commitment, job satisfaction and frequency and intensity of emotional exhaustion, while high-demand/pleasant encounters were also related to frequency and intensity of emotional exhaustion Conclusion? Support was found for the JD-R model and the proposed interaction effects. Study results suggest that adequate attention must be paid to the interplay between demands on the job and interactions with healthcare professionals to improve the quality of the pharmacist's work life. Future research should examine other types of job demands and resources. PMID:22416932

Gaither, Caroline A; Nadkarni, Anagha

2012-04-01

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The mediating effect of job satisfaction and organizational commitment on self-reported performance: more robust evidence of the PSM—performance relationship  

Microsoft Academic Search

Public service motivation (PSM) has been linked to various outcome variables, but as more and more public administration research is devoted to improving performance, the possible link between PSM and performance is increasingly of interest. The current study contributes to this literature by investigating whether this relationship is present in a dataset of Belgian civil servants. The results corroborate the

W. V. Vandenabeele

2009-01-01

434

An Analysis of Job Satisfaction for Special Educators Who Instruct Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders: How Working Conditions Impact Commitment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers of students with emotional/behavioral disorders (E/BD) find that myriad concerns for effective teaching (e.g., salaries, increased paperwork, classroom management) challenge their ability to meet personal and professional needs. The push for certified teachers and limited training to work with students with special needs create stressors…

Adkins, Beverly

2009-01-01

435

Job Values and Early Employment Experiences: A Longitudinal Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to examine the predictive relationship between job values and early employment satisfaction and success as well as to provide information about the stability of job values over time. (Job values refer to generalized concepts of desirable future outcomes anticipated from jobs and describe qualities of satisfactions desired as…

Jepsen, David A.; Noeth, Richard J.

436

17 CFR 300.400 - Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized options.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 false Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized...Commitments § 300.400 Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized...delivered to or on behalf of customers in satisfaction of claims pursuant to...

2010-04-01

437

17 CFR 300.400 - Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized options.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-04-01 false Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized...Commitments § 300.400 Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized...delivered to or on behalf of customers in satisfaction of claims pursuant to...

2013-04-01

438

17 CFR 300.400 - Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized options.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-04-01 false Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized...Commitments § 300.400 Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized...delivered to or on behalf of customers in satisfaction of claims pursuant...

2014-04-01

439

17 CFR 300.400 - Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized options.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-04-01 false Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized...Commitments § 300.400 Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized...delivered to or on behalf of customers in satisfaction of claims pursuant to...

2012-04-01

440

17 CFR 300.400 - Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized options.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 false Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized...Commitments § 300.400 Satisfaction of customer claims for standardized...delivered to or on behalf of customers in satisfaction of claims pursuant to...

2011-04-01

441

Stress, satisfaction and burnout among Dutch medical specialists  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Stress and stress-related illnesses are increasing among medical specialists. This threatens the quality of patient care. In this study we investigated (a) levels of job stress and job satisfaction among medical specialists, (b) factors con- tributing to stress and satisfaction and (c) the effect of stress and satisfaction on burnout. Methods: A questionnaire was mailed to a random sample

Mechteld R. M. Visser; Ellen M. A. Smets; Frans J. Oort

2002-01-01

442

An investigation of the influence of job level and functional specialty on job attitudes and perceptions  

Microsoft Academic Search

152 jobs in a large ^h ( N?=?1,313) ^H midwestern printing company were classified into vertical (job level) and horizontal (functional specialty) distributions to investigate differences in employee attitudes. Descriptions of leader behavior (the Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire's Initiating Structure scale) and 4 aspects of satisfaction (the Job Descriptive Index Scales: Satisfaction with Work, Pay, Supervision, and Coworkers) were assessed.

Edward F. Adams

1977-01-01

443

Examining a Model of Life Satisfaction among Unemployed Adults  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study examined a model of life satisfaction among a diverse sample of 184 adults who had been unemployed for an average of 10.60 months. Using the Lent (2004) model of life satisfaction as a framework, a model was tested with 5 hypothesized predictor variables: optimism, job search self-efficacy, job search support, job search…

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

2013-01-01

444

The impact of marketing employee satisfaction on service quality.  

E-print Network

?? The best service providers assure the highest levels of service quality. Frontline service providers need organizational commitment, emotional intelligence, and employee satisfaction to provide… (more)

Jewell, George Bernard

2010-01-01

445

The Job Demands-Resources model: A three-year cross-lagged study of burnout, depression, commitment, and work engagement  

Microsoft Academic Search

By using a full panel design in a representative sample of Finnish dentists (N=2555), the present study aimed to test longitudinally the motivational and health impairment processes as proposed in the Job Demands-Resources (JD-R) model. The second aim was to investigate whether home resources and home demands have an additional influence on both processes over time. The hypotheses were tested

Jari J. Hakanen; Wilmar B. Schaufeli; Kirsi Ahola

2008-01-01

446

NUPlansDeansCommitmentsV1 Last Updated 3/22/2012-mac  

E-print Network

NUPlans Web Job Aid NUPlansDeansCommitmentsV1 Last Updated 3/22/2012- mac © 2012 Northwestern University NUPlans Dean's Commitments 1 of 2 Commitments in NUPlans Web Dean's Commitments are a form is facilitated by the NUPlans application NUPlans Web. This job aid lists the steps necessary to complete

Shull, Kenneth R.

447

Perceived Control and Psychological Contract Breach as Explanations of the Relationships Between Job Insecurity, Job Strain and Coping Reactions: Towards a Theoretical Integration.  

PubMed

This study aims to further knowledge on the mechanisms through which job insecurity is related to negative outcomes. Based on appraisal theory, two explanations-perceived control and psychological contract breach-were theoretically integrated in a comprehensive model and simultaneously examined as mediators of the job insecurity-outcome relationship. Different categories of outcomes were considered, namely work-related (i.e.?vigour and need for recovery) and general strain (i.e.?mental and physical health complaints), as well as psychological (i.e.?job satisfaction and organizational commitment) and behavioural coping reactions (i.e.?self-rated performance and innovative work behaviour). The hypotheses were tested using data of a heterogeneous sample of 2413 Flemish employees by means of both single and multiple mediator structural equation modelling analyses (bootstrapping method). Particularly, psychological contract breach accounted for the relationship between job insecurity and strain. Both perceived control and psychological contract breach mediated the relationships between job insecurity and psychological coping reactions, although the indirect effects were larger for psychological contract breach. Finally, perceived control was more important than psychological contract breach in mediating the relationships between job insecurity and behavioural coping reactions. This study meets previous calls for a theoretical integration regarding mediators of the job insecurity-outcome relationship. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:24916812

Vander Elst, Tinne; De Cuyper, Nele; Baillien, Elfi; Niesen, Wendy; De Witte, Hans

2014-06-11

448

Effects of war exposure on Air Force personnel’s mental health, job burnout and other organizational related outcomes  

PubMed Central

Longitudinal data from a stratified representative sample of U.S. Air Force personnel (N = 1009) deployed to the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations were analyzed in this study. Using structural equation models, we examined the effects of war exposure on traumatic experiences, Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) symptoms, resource loss, and on subsequent functioning, perceived health, and on job and organizationally relevant outcomes. The job and organizational outcomes included job burnout, job involvement, job strain, job satisfaction, work-family conflict, organizational commitment, deployment readiness, and intention to reenlist. We found that deployment to the theater of the war increased risk of exposure to trauma, which in turn, predicted elevated PTS symptoms and resource loss. PTS symptoms predicted later loss of resources and deterioration in perceived health and functioning. In turn, resource loss predicted negative job and organizational outcomes. Exposure to trauma fully mediated the effects of deployment to the theater of war on PTS symptoms and resource loss and had additional significant indirect effects on several job and organizational relevant outcomes. For returning veterans, deployment to the theater of war, exposure to trauma, PTS symptoms, and resource loss represents a ‘cascading’ chain of events that over time results in a decline of health and functioning as well as in adverse job and organizationally relevant outcomes that may affect organizational effectiveness. PMID:21280941

Vinokur, Amiram D.; Pierce, Penny F.; Lewandowski-Romps, Lisa; Hobfoll, Stevan E.; Galea, Sandro

2011-01-01

449

The impact of job crafting on job demands, job resources, and well-being.  

PubMed

This longitudinal study examined whether employees can impact their own well-being by crafting their job demands and resources. Based on the job demands-resources model, we hypothesized that employee job crafting would have an impact on work engagement, job satisfaction, and burnout through changes in job demands and job resources. Data was collected in a chemical plant at three time points with one month in between the measurement waves (N = 288). The results of structural equation modeling showed that employees who crafted their job resources in the first month of the study showed an increase in their structural and social resources over the course of the study (2 months). This increase in job resources was positively related to employee well-being (increased engagement and job satisfaction, and decreased burnout). Crafting job demands did not result in a change in job demands, but results revealed direct effects of crafting challenging demands on increases in well-being. We conclude that employee job crafting has a positive impact on well-being and that employees therefore should be offered opportunities to craft their own jobs. PMID:23506549

Tims, Maria; Bakker, Arnold B; Derks, Daantje

2013-04-01

450

Employee reactions to job characteristics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Developed and tested a conceptual framework specifying the conditions under which jobs will facilitate the development of internal motivation for effective performance. Ss were 62 supervisors and 208 telephone company employees who worked on 13 different jobs. Primary independent variables were (a) a measure of strength of desire for the satisfaction of higher order needs (e.g., obtaining feelings of accomplishment,

J. Richard Hackman; Edward E. Lawler

1971-01-01

451

The Predictive Value of Selected Extrinsic and Intrinsic Indicators of Overall Job Satisfaction in Diagnostic Radiological Technology, Radiation Therapy, and Nuclear Medicine Technology Allied Health Faculty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Healthcare is the largest industry in the United States and 60 percent of its 14 million workers are in allied health jobs. The need to attract and retain allied health faculty is critical to preparing a competent workforce in healthcare. This study reports the results of a survey of 259 faculty members working in diagnostic radiologic technology,…

Beavers, Gregory S.

2010-01-01

452

Impact of practice arrangements on physicians' satisfaction.  

PubMed

This research examines the effect of practice arrangements on five dimensions of physicians' satisfaction (i.e., personal factors, resources, peer review, profession, and state regulations) and the moderating effect of job autonomy and decision making on this relationship. This research finds that physicians who work for HMOs and hospitals are more satisfied with job resources, regulatory climate, and their professions, compared with physicians who are self-employed (solo and group practices). Physicians who work for HMOs and hospitals have less autonomy and decision-making power, compared with self-employed physicians. Also, job autonomy partially moderates the relationship between organizational arrangement and physicians' satisfaction with job resources and satisfaction with the profession. Decision making does not moderate the organizational arrangement and physicians' satisfaction relationship. PMID:15346833

Nixon, Robert L; Jaramillo, Fernando

2003-01-01

453

WORKING PAPER N 2009 -02 Work, jobs and well-being  

E-print Network

WORKING PAPER N° 2009 - 02 Work, jobs and well-being across the Millennium Andrew E. Clark JEL satisfaction, job quality, job satisfaction PARIS-JOURDAN SCIENCES ECONOMIQUES LABORATOIRE D'ECONOMIE APPLIQU�E-00566139,version1-15Feb2011 #12;Work, Jobs And Well-Being Across The Millennium Andrew E. Clark* Paris

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

454

Aligning Career Expectations with the Practice of Medicine: Physician Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined physicians' level of satisfaction with their job and the match between expectations and actual practice of specialty. Quantitative results suggested that physicians (N = 211) had a moderately high level of overall job satisfaction with no significant differences found between men and women physicians. Among those in primary…

Gibson, Denise D.; Borges, Nicole J.

2009-01-01

455

Instructor Learning Styles as Indicators of Online Faculty Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between instructor learning style/preference and online faculty job satisfaction. Learning style was assessed using the Readiness for Education At a Distance Indicator (READI) now called Smarter Measure. Online faculty job satisfaction was assessed using the National Study of…

McLawhon, Ryan; Cutright, Marc

2012-01-01

456

The Influence of Perceived Workplace Spirituality on Job Satisfaction, Intention to Leave, and Emotional Exhaustion among Community Mental Health Center Workers in the State of Kansas  

E-print Network

or organizational spirituality model) first emerged in the 1970s from other disciplines such as business administration and public administration, they did not gain much attention from the public and academia as an alternative management model until the 1990s..., after it had been proven that traditional management models had failed to fully explain current workers? job behaviors (Ashmos & Duchon, 2000; Hicks, 2003; Parboteeah, & Cullen, 2003). The workplace spirituality model is based on the belief...

Hong, Young Joon

2009-12-08

457

Manifesto Commitments  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

On July 13, the Blair Administration published the "Government's Annual Report" for 1999-2000. As always, the Annual Report celebrates the accomplishments of the government and predicts a rosy future for a Labour-led Britain. The Manifesto Commitments page, hosted by the Prime Minister's official site, details the 177 commitments made by the Labour Party in the 1997 election for the five years of the Parliament and the progress made so far on each one.

458

Intrinsic Satisfactions from Academic Versus Other Professional Work: A Comparative Analysis. ASHE Annual Meeting 1981 Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent theories of professional work satisfaction are reviewed and applied to the college or university professor. Additionally, the professional satisfactions available to the academic person are compared with those of professionals in other occupations. The following theories of job satisfaction are examined: job facets theory, expectancy…

Bess, James L.

459

Quantity, Quality, and Satisfaction with Mentoring: What Matters Most?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to Kram's mentor role theory, satisfaction with mentoring and mentorship quality are key indicators of effective and successful mentoring. We contribute to mentoring research by demonstrating the relative importance of mentorship quantity, mentorship quality, and satisfaction with mentoring to the prediction of job satisfaction,…

Xu, Xiaohong; Payne, Stephanie C.

2014-01-01

460

SATISFACTION AND DISSATISFACTION OF TEACHERS. FINAL REPORT.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

JOB SATISFACTION AND JOB DISSATISFACTION FACTORS FOUND IN THE WORK SITUATIONS OF TEACHERS WERE INVESTIGATED. TWO QUESTIONS WERE PROPOSED FOR INVESTIGATION--(1) IS THERE A SET OF FACTORS WHICH TENDS TO SATISFY TEACHERS AND ANOTHER SET OF FACTORS WHICH TENDS TO DISSATISFY TEACHERS, OR, ARE THE FACTORS ARRANGED ON A CONCEPTUAL CONTINUUM WITH EACH…

SERGIOVANNI, THOMAS

461

Customer Satisfaction with Training Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A model for evaluating customer satisfaction with training programs was tested with training purchasers. The model confirmed two types of projects: training aimed at achieving learning results and at changing job performance. The model did not fit for training intended to support organizational change. (Contains 31 references.) (SK)

Mulder, Martin

2001-01-01

462

Factors Affecting Survival and Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article consists of four parts. First, the authors review the literature on factors that affect job satisfaction and longevity among various professional groups. Second, they report the results of a pilot survey of 27 master's level oncology social workers in Michigan designed to explore the perceived impact of variables identified in the literature-personal history, patient-related factors, organizational dynamics, social

Linda Supple-Diaz; Debbie Mattison

1992-01-01

463

A Job Retention Model for Individuals with Mental Retardation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This structured literature review examines the literature and addresses issues of job retention for adult workers with moderate to mild mental retardation (MR), investigating the relationships between work-related social behaviors, self-determination, person-job congruency of individuals with MR, and their job performance and job satisfaction with…

Fornes, Sandra

2006-01-01

464

Destructive leader traits and the neutralizing influence of an “enriched” job  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study tested a model of the interactive effects of perceived job characteristics and potentially destructive leader traits on the physical and psychological strain of their subordinates and their job attitudes and commitment to the organization. A composite measure of the characteristics of enriched jobs (job scope) was positively related to more favorable outcomes (e.g., organizational commitment) and negatively related

John Schaubroeck; Fred O. Walumbwa; Daniel C. Ganster; Sven Kepes

2007-01-01

465

The NDNQI-Adapted Index of work satisfaction.  

PubMed

The valid measurement of nurses' job satisfaction is critical because job satisfaction is important for the retention of qualified nurses to provide patient care in hospitals. Two studies were conducted to adapt the Stamps Index of Work Satisfaction (1997b) to measure work satisfaction at the patient care unit level for use by the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI). In Study 1 (n = 918 RNs) exploratory factor analysis of data obtained using the NDNQI-Adapted Index replicated the conceptual dimensions of the Stamps measure. Associations with scores on Job Enjoyment were evidence that the Index measured the intended construct. Using theta, the reliability of the composite subscales was .91. The adapted Work Satisfaction subscale scores explained 46% of the variance in Job Enjoyment, with each subscale contributing uniquely (p < .001). In Study 2 (n = 2277 RNs) confirmatory factor analysis using structural equation modeling supported the 7-subscale structure for the Adapted Index (CFI [719] = .88; RMR = .05). Replication of associations between scores on the Index subscales and Job Enjoyment provided further evidence regarding validity of the data, since the Work Satisfaction subscales explained 56% of the variance in Job Enjoyment. The feasibility of using an on-line version of the Adapted-Index for data collection was demonstrated. The findings from the two studies indicate that the adapted Index of Work Satisfaction has a structure similar to the original instrument and is a reliable and valid measure of work satisfaction at the patient care unit level. PMID:16092709

Taunton, Roma Lee; Bott, Marjorie J; Koehn, Mary L; Miller, Peggy; Rindner, Ellen; Pace, Karen; Elliott, Carol; Bradley, Katherine J; Boyle, Diane; Dunton, Nancy

2004-01-01

466

Management Commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Wenn eine Führungskraft auf freiwilliger Grundlage eine bestimmte Leistung erbringen möchte und sich dazu auch verpflichtet\\u000a fühlt, bezeichnet das in der modernen Unternehmenslandschaft ein Management Commitment. Ein solches persönliches Leistungsversprechen bezieht sich überwiegend (nicht ausschließlich) auf einen bestimmten Zeitraum,\\u000a in der Regel verknüpft mit der Entscheidung über den operativen (kurzfristigen) Businessplan des nächsten Geschäftsjahrs.\\u000a Das in internationalen Konzernen übliche Management

Peter Maier

467

Commitment Predictors: Long-Distance versus Geographically Close Relationships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this web-based study, the authors examined long-distance relationships (LDRs) and geographically close relationships (GCRs). Two hierarchical multiple regressions (N = 138) indicated that attachment predicted LDR and GCR commitment in Step 1. Final equations indicated that high satisfaction and investments predicted LDR commitment, whereas low…

Pistole, M. Carole; Roberts, Amber; Mosko, Jonathan E.

2010-01-01

468

The Impact of Trust on Organization Commitment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As the global economy continues to spawn competitive forces, organizations have sought to become more competitive by cutting costs, eliminating non-value added work, and using more automation. Jobs have become broader and more flexible leading to a leaner workforce with higher-level knowledge and skills and more responsibility for day-to-day decisions. More than ever, organizations depend on employees as the innovators and designers of products and processes and as a source of strategic advantage. Therefore employee commitment among knowledge workers is needed to maintain organizational viability. It would seem that stronger relationships due to greater dependency, involvement, and investment would develop between employers and high-technology workers resulting in more committed employees. However, the opposite has been evidenced as key knowledge workers are changing jobs frequently. This may be due to a perceived lack of commitment by management to its employees. The notion of exchange may dominate the development of organizational commitment whereby an individual decides what to give a firm (commitment, extra effort, better performance, etc.) based on what the firm gives them (e.g., trust and security). It is the relationship between an employee's organizational commitment and the responding level of trust in the organization that is examined in this paper. An experiment is described that will seek to identify this relationship. Preliminary results are expected to show a positive relationship whereby employee commitment is positively correlated with organizational trust.

Robinson, Kimberly; Stinson, Thomas N. (Technical Monitor)

2002-01-01

469

Correlates of Gay and Lesbian Couples' Relationship Satisfaction  

E-print Network

Correlates of Gay and Lesbian Couples' Relationship Satisfaction and Relationship Dissolution John of committed gay and lesbian cohabiting couples engaged in two conversations after being apart for at least 8 that satisfaction and stability in gay and lesbian relationships are related to similar emotional qualities

Gross, James J.

470

Beyond Just a Job: Expectations of Computer Science Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey of job expectations among computer science students was conducted. The purpose of the study was to examine relationships between computer science education, gender, and job expectations. A factor analysis revealed that students have four types of expectations, including: intrinsic expectations (nonmaterialistic expectations involving job satisfaction and personal achievement), extrinsic expectations (materialistic expectations involving monetary compensation, status, and prestige),

Laura Marie Leventhal; David Warner Chilson

1989-01-01

471

Job Attitudes of Student Personnel Workers and Their Work Situations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationship between the occurence of job alienation and job satisfaction and the social characteristics found in student personnel offices and a student personnel coalition. The social characteristics of both the offices and the coalition were related to job alienation. (Author)

Biggs, Donald A.; And Others

1975-01-01

472

The role of achievement motivation in job design  

Microsoft Academic Search

Examined the effects of job scope and need for achievement (n Ach) on organizational commitment and performance among a sample of 115 managers in various departments of a major midwest manufacturing firm. Measures of perceived job scope, n Ach (Manifest Needs Questionnaire), and commitment were obtained from the sample, whereas independent performance ratings were obtained from their superiors. Using both

Richard M. Steers; Daniel G. Spencer

1977-01-01

473

Influence of job demands, job control and social support on information systems professionals' psychological well-being  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to test the predictive capabilities of the job strain model (JSM) on information systems (IS) professionals. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The JSM is tested by investigating whether perceived work demands, job control and social support can predict IS employee's psychological well-being in terms of worker health and job satisfaction. A questionnaire survey, which contained

Peter E. D. Love; Zahir Irani; Craig Standing; Marinos Themistocleous

2007-01-01

474

Communication, Satisfaction, and Emotional Exhaustion among Child Care Center Staff: Directors, Teachers, and Assistant Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined emotional exhaustion in relation to job satisfaction, communication within centers, and background variables among child care directors and teachers. Found satisfaction with working conditions was related to low emotional exhaustion, and the practice of holding staff meetings on staff development issues was related to increased job

Stremmel, Andrew J.; And Others

1993-01-01

475

Early Employment Situations and Work Role Satisfaction among Recent College Graduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined work role satisfaction as related to employment outcome among recipients of a liberal arts bachelor's degree at a state university, one year (N=218) and three years (N=156) after graduation. Results showed that Job Fit Index (a measure of underemployment), income, and job stability were all related to satisfaction. (LLL)

Richards, Ellen W.

1984-01-01

476

Cooperative Extension Employee Satisfaction in the Workplace: Does Race Matter?  

E-print Network

Cooperative Extension Employee Satisfaction in the Workplace: Does Race Matter? Richard P. Vlosky, Louisiana Louisiana Forest Products Development Working Paper #86 March 20, 2009 #12;2 Abstract Race has and dissertations that addressed issues of job satisfaction, including race. Still, 30 years later, the question

Wu, Qinglin

477

Counselors' Perceived Person-Environment Fit and Career Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This correlational study examined the relationship between career satisfaction and person-organization, demands-abilities, and needs-supplies fit with counselors (N = 464) using the Perceived Job Fit instrument (Cable & DeRue, 2002) and a scale of career satisfaction adapted from the Adult Career Concerns Inventory (Super, Thompson, Lindeman,…

Rehfuss, Mark C.; Gambrell, Crista E.; Meyer, Dixie

2012-01-01

478

Job Readiness  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Job Readiness provides instruction, practice, and feedback in creating resumes, identifying potential jobs, completing job applications, and preparing for and participating in job interviews. After completing this module, students should be able to complete the job search process in an effective and professional manner. Note: This module is part of a modularized manufacturing technology curriculum created by the PSCME, found at www.pscme.org/educators.html.

Alston, Michele; Imre, John; King, John

2010-07-21

479

COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey PROVOST'S REPORT  

E-print Network

The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education #12 in Higher Education (COACHE), such as that given in a participation agreement signed by representatives. Contact information: The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) Harvard Graduate

Xie,Jiang (Linda)

480

Job Satisfaction of Academics: Does Gender Matter?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic work in higher education has been influenced by global trends such as accountability, massification and deteriorating financial support. Within this broader context, the performance of academic staff as teachers and researchers has an impact on student learning and implications for the quality of higher education institutions (HEIs).…

Machado-Taylor, Maria de Lourdes; White, Kate; Gouveia, Odilia

2014-01-01

481

Examining a Proposed Job Retention Model for Adult Workers with Mental Retardation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research provides an analysis of factors predicting job retention (JR), job satisfaction (JS), and job performance (JP) of workers with mental retardation (MR). The findings highlight self-determination as a critical skill in influencing three important employee's outcomes, JR, JS, and JP. The intent of the study was to develop job retention…

Fornes, Sandra L.

2008-01-01

482

Principal Recruitment: Assessing Job Pursuit Intentions among Educators Enrolled in Principal Certification Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A statewide cadre of principal certification students (N = 516) completed a principal job survey and role-played as applicants for a principal position by completing a principal job evaluation instrument. Significant predictors of principal job rating included the following: self-reported capability to do the job, expected satisfaction with work…

Winter, Paul A.; Rinehart, James S.; Keedy, John L.; Bjork, Lars G.

2007-01-01

483

Coping Strategies among Construction Professionals: Cognitive and Behavioural Efforts to Manage Job Stressors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Construction professionals are constantly exposed to varying stressors in their working environment and are likely to experience a high level of job burnout. Burnout threatens the mental and physical health of individuals and also decreases levels of job satisfaction and productivity. Research relating to managing job burnout has so far concentrated mainly on identifying job-related factors which are associated with

Brenda Yip; Steve Rowlinson

2006-01-01

484

The Impact of Organization Culture on Satisfaction of Engineers in Technology  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In today's technological workplace with the shortage of qualified knowledge workers, the factors that lead to job satisfaction have increasing importance. Several past studies have indicated that knowledge worker job satisfaction increases when Herzberg motivators are present. Other research has indicated that job satisfaction improves as the degree of organic organizational culture increases. After examining the factors that led to knowledge worker job satisfaction, the current study was undertaken. Knowledge workers in varying organizational cultures were surveyed in an effort to determine if there is a relationship between the degree of knowledge worker job satisfaction and the measure of organic organization culture. Two survey instruments, the Organizational Cultural Assessment (OCA) developed by Riegle, and the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ), were utilized. The OCA delineates degree of organic culture present whereas the MSQ measures job satisfaction. Results of both surveys were statistically analyzed to determine if knowledge workers experience higher satisfaction levels in organic organizational cultures. Once data was analyzed and the hypothesis proven, this could lead companies to move toward an organic culture with emphasis on motivators in an effort to make their organizational culture more conducive to higher employee retention. Through understanding the factors that lead to increased job satisfaction, corporate resources could more efficiently utilized. A total of eight high technology workplaces were surveyed. Five of the eight workplaces yielded statistically significant positive correlation between a positive organizational culture and increased job satisfaction. These initial results indicate the connection between culture and job satisfaction. The relationship will be further analyzed through future surveys of numerous high technology workplaces.

Westbrook, Jerry W.; Takada, Pamela W.; Roth, Axel (Technical Monitor)

2001-01-01

485

Teacher Motivation and Satisfaction: Impact on Participatory Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Uses the Job Characteristics Model and Job Diagnostic Survey instrument to study the effects of 73 San Diego teachers' motivation and satisfaction on participatory management. Teachers are generally dissatisfied by the absence of feedback, autonomy, and task-related interaction. Participatory management opportunities must be differentiated…

Frase, Larry E.; Sorenson, Larry

1992-01-01

486

Work Spaces, Satisfaction, and Productivity in Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on problems involved in staff workspace design--impact of environment on behavior, productivity, and job satisfaction--and relates issues to library workplace (level of staff, type and size of library). Herzberg Theory, Hawthorne Effect, and findings of Buffalo Organization for Social and Technological Innovation are highlighted. (15…

Isacco, Jeanne M.

1985-01-01

487

The Role of Human Resource Management Practices in Predicting Organizational Commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Theoretical definitions suggest that psychological identification and exchange evaluations affect the levels of organizational commitment that managers experience. A new, more applied approach was offered, suggesting that the Human Resource Management Practices (HRMPs) of an organization have direct influences on commitment. It was hypothesized that HRMPs would be more strongly related to commitment than demographic, job characteristic, social environment, or

John R. Ogilvie

1986-01-01

488

Institutionalized attitudes, intentions, and goal perceptions  

E-print Network

This study investigated organizational-management goal congruence as a predictor of organizational commitment, general job satisfaction, extrinsic job satisfaction, intrinsic job satisfaction, and intention to quit. one hundred and eighty nine...

Alexander, Steven Eric

1994-01-01

489

Situational shifts in sex role orientation: Correlates of work satisfaction and burnout among women in special education  

Microsoft Academic Search

A battery of instruments dealing with job stress and satisfaction and social role traits was administered to 78 female special educators. Social role orientation (instrumental, expressive, balanced, undifferentiated), as measured by a modified version of the Bem Sex Role Inventory, was determined for each teacher. The relationship between social role orientation and job stress and satisfaction was examined. Shifts in

Joanne Eichinger; Louis J. Heifetz; Chrys Ingraham

1991-01-01

490

Job Exchange  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Job Exchange, provided by BioMedNet (discussed in the February 14, 1997 Scout Report) is a searchable database of jobs in molecular biology, genetics, general biology, and the biomedical sciences. Employment opportunities are updated frequently and may be searched or browsed by position type (Academic/Research Institution, Government/Private Research, Hospital/Medical Institution, Industry/Other), international region, or specialty. Typical returns include full job details, including summary of duties, salary range, duration of position, and contact information.

1998-01-01

491

The Relative Importance of Job Factors: A New Measurement Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on a new two-phase measurement technique that permits a direct comparison of the perceived relative importance of economic vs. non-economic factors in a job situation in accounting for personnel retention, the willingness to produce, and job satisfaction. The paired comparison method was used to measure the preferences of 91…

Nealey, Stanley M.

492

Examining Job Embeddedness Survey Items for an Adventure Education Population  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Dysfunctional voluntary employee turnover is an issue that leads to major direct and indirect costs (e.g., Sagie, Birati, & Tziner, 2002). Although job satisfaction has classically been the predominant construct used to explain turnover, recently a new construct, job embeddedness, has been relatively successful at helping explain additional…

Wilson, Jackson

2010-01-01

493

Children and Adolescents Look at Their Parents' Jobs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines extent to which parents transmit feelings and ideas about their jobs to their children and how the children perceive and respond to this information. Young people are fairly good predictors of parents' job satisfaction and working conditions. Though mothers may talk more about their work than fathers, children do not know more about…

Piotrkowski, Chaya S.; Stark, Evan

1987-01-01

494

Female Coaches and Job Stress: A Review of the Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prior studies on job satisfaction for females in the coaching profession have indicated many specific factors that can lead to job transfers, attrition, or burnout. This article reviews empirically-based studies from the extant literature that sheds some light on these critical concerns in the field. The focus is on the central issues of problems…

Bradford, Shelley H.; Keshock, Christopher M.

2009-01-01

495

Who wants a job in biology? Student aspirations and perceptions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the results of a questionnaire survey of UK Year 3 biology undergraduates' career aspirations, and their perceptions of employment in teaching, research and conservation. Although most students sought material benefits in their potential careers, even more wished to gain job satisfaction. None of the careers in biology was perceived as well paid; research and conservation jobs were

Danielle Henderson; M. artin Stanisstreet; Edward Boyes

2007-01-01

496

Job Position Description Job Title: Locksmith Assistant  

E-print Network

Job Position Description Job Title: Locksmith Assistant A. Main purpose of the job: Assist responsibilities or key duties of the job (tasks performed regularly): 1. Perform lock changes in all facilities

Moore, Paul A.

497

The Relationship Between Individual Attributes and Job Design: Monitoring Tasks. Technical Report No. 4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study focused on the individual attributes predictive of performance and work satisfaction in two contrasting work situations: (1) with a simple task to be perceived as low on job structural attributes (LJSA) and (2) with a more complex task designed to have a higher level of job structural attributes (HJSA). The job structural variables of…

Barrett, Gerald V.; And Others

498

How to Inspire University Librarians to Become "Good Soldiers"? The Role of Job Autonomy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study uses a structural equation model to examine the effect of job autonomy on the relationship between job satisfaction and organizational citizenship behavior for university librarians in Taiwan. Findings indicate that this relationship is stronger when job autonomy is high; we then discuss some implications for the librarianship…

Peng, Yu-Ping; Hwang, Shiuh-Nan; Wong, Jehn-Yih

2010-01-01

499

The Relationship Between Individual Attributes and Job Design: Maintenance Tasks. Technical Report No. 5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study integrates various elements of past approaches to job design. It focuses on determining individual characteristics associated with performance and work satisfaction on a simulated maintenance task designed to be seen as low in job structural attributes (LJSA) by one group and the same task designed to be perceived as high in job

Barrett, Gerald V.; And Others

500

What Makes Migrant Live-in Home Care Workers in Elder Care Be Satisfied with Their Job?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The study aims to examine job satisfaction of migrant live-in home care workers who provide care to frail older adults and to examine the extent to which quality of relationships between the care provider and care recipient and workplace characteristics is associated with job satisfaction. Design and Methods: A convenience sample that…

Iecovich, Esther

2011-01-01