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Job security, satisfaction influence work commitment  

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

Reinardy, Scott

2012-01-01

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Job involvement, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment: Predicting propensity to leave a job among skilled employee  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the impact of job involvement, job satisfaction and organizational commitment on propensity to leave a job. Using a stratified random sampling procedure, survey questionnaires are administered to 116 Information Systems (IS) personnel working in multinational companies in Malaysia. Results show that IS personnel's job involvement is positively associated with organizational commitment. Likewise, job satisfaction has a positive

Pei-Lee. Teh; Laosirihongthong. Tritos

2011-01-01

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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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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  

Microsoft Academic Search

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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The impact of identification and commitment on job satisfaction : The case of a Turkish service provider  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between employees’ perceptions of organizational identification, job satisfaction and organizational commitment. The study also investigates the influence of organizational commitment and organizational identification on job satisfaction. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The theoretical framework of the positive relationships between job satisfaction and identification, commitment and job satisfaction, and commitment and identification

Ipek Kalemci Tuzun

2009-01-01

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Job satisfaction and organizational commitment of hotel managers in Turkey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to identify the effects of job satisfaction on organizational commitment for managers in large-scale hotels in the Aegean region of Turkey and, in addition, to examine whether there is a significant relationship between the characteristics of the sample, organizational commitment, and job satisfaction. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Two structured questionnaires were administered to large-scale

Ebru Gunlu; Mehmet Aksarayli; Nilüfer ?ahin Perçin

2010-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

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Job and career influences on the career commitment of health care executives : The mediating effect of job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – While there is considerable evidence supporting the relationship between job satisfaction and organizational commitment, the relationship between the antecedents of job satisfaction, organizational commitment and career commitment are not clearly understood. This study seeks to clarify whether these antecedents have an effect independent of job satisfaction on career commitment or whether these antecedents are mediated by job satisfaction.

Duan-Rung Chen; Robert Myrtle; Caroline Liu; Daniel Fahey

2011-01-01

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Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, and Religious Commitment of Full-Time University Employees  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the relationship of job satisfaction and organizational and religious commitment among full time workers at Akra University (a pseudonym) based on a number of demographic factors. Analysis of variance using the Games-Howell procedure revealed that workers who were older than age 46 years had higher job satisfaction and organizational and religious commitment than younger employees. It was

DONNA BROWN; MARCEL A. SARGEANT

2007-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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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Path analysis of organizational commitment, job involvement and job satisfaction in Turkish hospitality industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to determine the structural relationships between job involvement, job satisfaction, and three dimensions of organizational commitment (i.e. affective commitment, normative commitment, and continuance commitment) in the Turkish hospitality industry. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A questionnaire survey was conducted among the full-time employees of five-star hotels in the Antalya region, which is an important tourism destination especially for

Ay?e Kuruüzüm; Emre Ipekçi Çetin; Sezgin Irmak

2009-01-01

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Physical Therapists With Doctoral Degrees: Job Satisfaction And Organizational Commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was designed to evaluate job satisfaction-dissatisfaction and organizational commitment of physical therapists with doctoral degrees. Attempts were made to study the entire current population of therapists licensed or registered to practice in the United States. Current estimates of this population range from 159-350 therapists. 219 therapists were identified, 164 of whom participated in the study (75.23% response rate).

Holly Haizlip Wise

1984-01-01

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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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How can core self-evaluations influence job burnout? The key roles of organizational commitment and job satisfaction.  

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This study aimed to explore how core self-evaluations influenced job burnout and mainly focused on the confirmation of the mediator roles of organizational commitment and job satisfaction. A total of 583 female nurses accomplished the Core Self-Evaluation Scale, Organizational Commitment Scale, Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire, and Maslach Burnout Inventory-General Survey. The results revealed that core self-evaluations, organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and job burnout were significantly correlated with each other. Structural equation modeling indicated that core self-evaluations can significantly influence job burnout and are completely mediated by organizational commitment and job satisfaction. PMID:24567302

Peng, Jiaxi; Li, Dongdong; Zhang, Zhenjiang; Tian, Yu; Miao, Danmin; Xiao, Wei; Zhang, Jiaxi

2014-02-23

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The impact of psychological empowerment and organizational commitment on Chines nurses' job satisfaction.  

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Abstract Background: Research findings have shown that job satisfaction of Chinese nurses is at a low level. Limited studies have focused on the impact of psychological empowerment and organizational commitment on job satisfaction of Chinese nurses. Aims: The aim of this study is to describe job satisfaction, psychological empowerment and organizational commitment of Chinese nurses and to explore the impact of psychological empowerment and organizational commitment on the nurses' job satisfaction. Methods: A total of 726 nurses were recruited in a convenience sample from 10 tertiary hospitals. Data were collected using four questionnaires including Job Satisfaction Survey, Psychological Empowerment Scale, Organizational Commitment Scale and Demographic Questionnaire. Descriptive analysis, correlation and stepwise multiple regression were used for data analysis. Results: Nurses' job satisfaction, psychological empowerment, and organizational commitment were identified at moderate levels. Nurses' job satisfaction and psychological empowerment were significantly different in terms of age and length of service; nurse job satisfaction varied with respect to marital status. Findings further indicated that nurse job satisfaction was positively correlated with psychological empowerment and organizational commitment. Psychological empowerment, organizational commitment, and marital status were significant predicting factors of nurse job satisfaction. Conclusions: This study provides evidence to help nursing managers and health policy-makers to develop intervention programs aimed at enhancing nurse job satisfaction and retaining nurses. PMID:25381702

Zhou, Wen-Bin; Ouyang, Yan-Qiong; Qu, Hui

2014-11-10

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Relationship bewteen organizational politics, job satisfaction and organizational commitment in UiTM Sarawak  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study aimed to promote understanding of employees' reactions to organizational politics. The relationship between perception of organizational politics, job satisfaction and organizational commitment was examined among 60 staff (both academic and non-academic) in UiTM Sarawak. Three standard instruments: Perception of Organizational Politics Scale (POPS) by Kacmar and Carlson (1994); Job satisfaction by Job Satisfaction Survey (JSS) by Paul E.

Kuldip Singh

2012-01-01

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Discriminant Validation of Measures of Job Satisfaction, Job Involvement, and Organizational Commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Discriminant validity of measures of job satisfaction, job involvement, and organizational commitment was empirically evaluated using data collected from a sample of 577 full-time employees of a 327-bed Veterans Administration Medical Center. The LISREL VI computer program was used to conduct a confirmatory factor analysis of items from measures of these three concepts and to evaluate relations between other job-related

Paul P. Brooke; Daniel W. Russell; James L. Price

1988-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Eric G. Lambert; Eugene A. Paoline

2008-01-01

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

PubMed Central

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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Job characteristics, work commitments, and job satisfaction of the Thai workers in Taiwan's construction industry: Taiwan - using type A and B personalities as moderators  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the variables of job characteristics, work commitments and job satisfaction. We studied 400 Thai employees in Taiwan. AB people are moderators, and that Type A people are easily irritated, highly competitive, and are always in a hurry. Job characteristics do not affect job satisfaction, but work commitments affect job satisfaction.

PeiWen Liao; FurHsing Wen; Chin-Cheh Yu

2010-01-01

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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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Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction among State Agency Rehabilitation Counselors: Rhode Island.  

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The job satisfaction and organizational commitment of rehabilitation counselors working in the public rehabilitation agency in Rhode Island are the focus of this study. Participants were 23 rehabilitation counselor survey respondents whose agencies agreed to take part in the study. A total of 50 surveys were mailed. Job satisfaction was measured…

McGhee, Marcheta; Satcher, Jamie

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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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Dispositional traits and turnover intention : Examining the mediating role of job satisfaction and affective commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the relationships between turnover intention and positive affectivity (PA) and negative affectivity (NA), and the mediating roles of job satisfaction and affective commitment in those relationships. Based on a sample of 279 Chinese managers, PA predicts turnover intention, and job satisfaction mediates the relationship. However, NA is neither directly nor indirectly related to turnover intention.

Randy K. Chiu; Anne Marie Francesco

2003-01-01

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Perceptions of Organizational Justice, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment in Intercollegiate Athletics: A Study of NCAA Men's Sport Coaches  

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The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship among organizational justice components, overall job satisfaction, and organizational commitment within the intercollegiate athletics setting. Perceptions of three organizational justice components (procedural, distributive, and interactional), overall job satisfaction, and…

Thorn, Dustin

2010-01-01

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The impact of role stress on workers' behaviour through job satisfaction and organizational commitment.  

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Dysfunctions in role performance have been associated with a large number of consequences, almost always negative, which affect the well-being of workers and the functioning of organizations. An individual's experience of receiving incompatible or conflicting requests (role conflict) and/or the lack of enough information to carry out his/her job (role ambiguity) are causes of role stress. According to previous theory, role ambiguity and conflict decrease workers' performance and are positively related to the probability of workers leaving the organization. Job satisfaction refers to a positive evaluation of a job, while organizational commitment refers to an employee's attachment to the organization. The affective dimensions of organizational commitment and job satisfaction are considered to be important predictors of turnover intention, absenteeism, and job performance. In the literature, role conflict and ambiguity have been proposed as determining factors of workers' job satisfaction and their commitment towards the organization. The role of job satisfaction and organizational commitment were analysed as variables that should mediate between role ambiguity and conflict and employees' behaviour. The hypotheses were confirmed by means of path analysis carried out with data obtained from a sample of Spanish blue-collar workers employed by a bus company and a water supply company. Role stressors were negatively related to affective commitment mediated through job satisfaction. Affective commitment to the organization exerted a positive influence on performance and reduces the withdrawal behaviour analysed— intention to leave and absenteeism—although the strongest predictor of intention to leave was, in this study, job satisfaction. PMID:22029494

Antón, Concha

2009-06-01

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Job Satisfaction and Commitment of Two-Year College Part-Time Faculty.  

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Uses nationally representative data to investigate the job satisfaction and commitment of two-year college part-time faculty members. Reports that part-time faculty members are satisfied with their roles, but they are concerned with issues regarding salary, benefits, and long-term job security. (KS)

Valadez, James R.; Anthony, James Soto

2001-01-01

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Job Satisfaction and Career Commitment Among Alzheimer’s Care Providers: Addressing Turnover and Improving Staff Empowerment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the relation between job satisfaction and career commitment among 262 Alzheimer’s care staff working in long-term and community-based care settings. It was anticipated that the results would suggest whether career commitment could be enhanced to positively influence job satisfaction, and conversely, if improvements in job satisfaction might contribute to a deepened sense of vocational empowerment. Participants attended

Constance L. Coogle; Iris A. Parham; Colleen A. Rachel

2011-01-01

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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 Long-Term Care Workforce Crisis: Dementia-Care Training Influences on Job Satisfaction and Career Commitment  

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The present study compares changes in job satisfaction and career commitment among Alzheimer's care staff participating in a two-phase, state-level training collaborative to improve dementia care. Results reveal an increase in extrinsic job satisfaction and a decrease in career commitment. Findings could be related to the effects of both the…

Coogle, Constance L.; Head, Colleen A.; Parham, Iris A.

2006-01-01

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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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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 Impact of Telecommuting Intensity on Employee Perception Outcomes: Job Satisfaction, Productivity, and Organizational Commitment  

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This research investigates the impact of telecommuting intensity (hours worked/week from home) on worker perceived outcomes such as job satisfaction, productivity, organizational commitment. Data was collected and analyzed from a large U.S. Federal Department. The conceptual research model and design include three key mediating variables, one…

Nyaanga, Solomon G.

2012-01-01

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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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The impact of ethical climate on job satisfaction, and commitment in Nigeria : Implications for management development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of ethical climate on job satisfaction and organizational commitment in Nigeria, and to discover the extent to which unethical practices among managers have impacted upon managerial practices in Nigeria. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The study followed a descriptive research design using survey methods with statistical treatment. Using the business directory

John O. Okpara; Pamela Wynn

2008-01-01

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Treating employees fairly and organizational citizenship behavior: Sorting the effects of job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and procedural justice  

Microsoft Academic Search

A study was conducted to measure the relative contribution of perceptions of procedural justice toward predicting organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) controlling for the effects of job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Employees in a national cable television company completed a survey containing measures of work satisfaction, affective and continuance commitment, and perceptions of fairness, while their managers completed an OCB survey.

Robert H. Moorman; Brian P. Niehoff; Dennis W. Organ

1993-01-01

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Effects of disposition on hospitality employee job satisfaction and commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The main purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship of job attitudes to personality traits in a hospitality setting. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The author uses a questionnaire at two hotel chains in the western US to ascertain the variables. Employees that are surveyed are all non-management personnel. Findings – The author finds that job attitudes, specifically, organizational

Paula Silva

2006-01-01

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Emotional intelligence, job satisfaction, well-being and engagement: explaining organisational commitment and turnover intentions in policing  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the effect of emotional intelligence upon the job satisfaction, well-being and engagement of police officers in explaining their organisational commitment and turnover intentions. Survey responses from 193 police officers in Australia were analysed using partial least squares path modelling. As predicted, emotional intelligence leads to job satisfaction and well-being, with positive path relationships leading to employee engagement

Yvonne Brunetto; Stephen TT Teo; Kate Shacklock; R Farr-Wharton

2012-01-01

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Enhancing long-term worker productivity and performance : The connection of key work domains to job satisfaction and organizational commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this research is to explore key work domains that impact worker job satisfaction and organizational commitment, which in turn impact long-term worker productivity and performance. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper utilizes factor analysis, ordinary least squares (OLS) regression analysis, and basic descriptive statistics (Pearson Correlations, standard deviations, means) to explore the relationship between job satisfaction and

Jonathan H. Westover; Andrew R. Westover; L. Alan Westover

2010-01-01

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Leadership and change commitment in the life insurance service context in Taiwan: the mediating-moderating role of job satisfaction.  

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The effects of transformational leadership and satisfaction were studied along with their interconnected effects (mediation and moderation) on commitment to change in the life insurance industry in two samples, sales managers and salespersons. A multiple mediated-moderated regression approach showed mediation and moderation to have statistically significant main effects on change commitment. Transformational leadership and satisfaction made a more important contribution to change commitment while job satisfaction had a mediating and moderating role that could enhance the relationships between leadership and change commitment. This information is of importance in building successful change commitment associations with customers. PMID:21853777

Yang, Yi-Feng

2011-06-01

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An analysis of relationships among transformational leadership, job satisfaction, organizational commitment and organizational trust in two Turkish hospitals.  

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among employee organizational commitment, organizational trust, job satisfaction and employees' perceptions of their immediate supervisors' transformational leadership behaviors in Turkey. First, this study examined the relationships among organizational commitment, organizational trust, job satisfaction and transformational leadership in two Turkish public hospitals. Second, this investigation examined how job satisfaction, organizational trust and transformational leadership affect organizational commitment. Moreover, it was aimed to investigate how organizational commitment, job satisfaction and transformational leadership affect organizational trust. A quantitative, cross-sectional method, self-administered questionnaire was used for this study. Eight hundred four employees from two public hospitals in Turkey were recruited for collecting data. The overall response rate was 38.14%. The measurement instruments of survey were the Job Satisfaction Survey (developed by P. Spector), the Organizational Commitment Questionnaire (developed by J. Meyer and N. Allen), the Organizational Trust Inventory-short form (developed by L. Cummings and P. Bromiley) and the Transformational Leadership Inventory (TLI) (developed by P. M. Podsakoff). Five-point Likert scales were used in these measurement instruments. Correlation test (the Pearson's rank test) was used to examine relationships between variables. Also, multiple regression analysis was used to determine the regressors for organizational commitment and organizational trust. There were significant relationships among overall job satisfaction, overall transformational leadership and organizational trust. Regression analyses showed that organizational trust and two job satisfaction dimensions (contingent rewards and communication) were significant predictors for organizational commitment. It was found that one transformational leadership dimension (articulating a vision), two job satisfaction dimensions (pay and supervision) and two organizational commitment dimensions (affective commitment and normative commitment) were significant regressors for organizational trust. There is a lack of research in the health organizations regarding organizational commitment, organizational trust, job satisfaction and transformational leadership. The investigator of the proposed study intends to add to the literature and intends to prove that the proposed study would be important for healthcare organizations. A number of specific measures should be undertaken to reduce factors that negatively affect organizational commitment, organizational trust and job satisfaction of hospital personnel and to improve transformational leadership behaviors of hospital administrators. PMID:23239046

Top, Mehmet; Tarcan, Menderes; Tekingündüz, Sabahattin; Hikmet, Ne?et

2013-01-01

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

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

Yang, Yi-Feng

2014-02-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Muhammad Jamal

1990-01-01

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Teacher Participation in School Decision-Making and Job Satisfaction as Correlates of Organizational Commitment in Senior Schools in Botswana  

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The Problem: Two major national educational challenges in Botswana are to retain teachers and recruit more. Both retention and recruitment efforts often involve issues of teacher decision-making, teacher job satisfaction, and how these correlate with commitment to the school organization. Little was known about Botswana teachers' views on…

Mosheti, Paul Alan

2013-01-01

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Job satisfaction and organizational commitment within Davidson County Community Corrections and Davidson County Drug Court Residential Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research study was to examine both the job satisfaction and the organizational commitment among the staff of Davidson County Community Corrections Program and Davidson County Drug Court Residential Program. This was done by means of a questionnaire of the staff working with the offenders within these programs. The staff consists of probation officers, drug and alcohol

Alarick Pruitt

2008-01-01

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Job choice: The impact of intrinsic and extrinsic factors on subsequent satisfaction and commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

108 recent master's of business administration graduates were surveyed immediately after accepting jobs and again 6 mo later. It was hypothesized that Ss who made job choices on intrinsic bases (e.g., intrinsic interest in the job and opportunity for advancement) would be more satisfied and committed than those who made the decision based on extrinsic factors (e.g., family concerns and

Charles A. OReilly; David F. Caldwell

1980-01-01

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To examine the effect of the motivation provided by the administration on the job satisfaction of teachers and their institutional commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

of teachers and their institutional commitment. Sampling of the research is based on four hundred teachers working in Sakarya. Data was obtained through Minnesota Job Satisfaction Scale, Cook and Wall Institutional Job Commitment Questionnaire and Motivation Questionnaire as well as three questions determining gender, branch and educational status were used. At the end of the research it was found that

Mehmet D. Karsl?; Hale ?skender

2009-01-01

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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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Leadership and satisfaction in change commitment.  

PubMed

Managerial transformational leadership skills may directly influence banking counter staff toward change commitment and improve job satisfaction and service quality, or the influence instead may be mediated by change commitment. For a sample comprised of 246 managers from four large Taiwanese banks, the following path relationships were tested: (1) the association of transformational leadership with change commitment, (2) the association of change commitment with job satisfaction, and (3) the direct or indirect (through the mediation of change commitment) effect of transformational leadership on job satisfaction. Regression was utilized to gain insight into the effects of transformational leadership and change commitment on job satisfaction. Transformational leadership may foster change by providing psychological support to the banking counter staff, enabling them to use their skills to meet the needs of individual customers in response to complex environments. PMID:21879618

Yang, Yi-Feng

2011-06-01

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Examining Correlates of Part-Time Faculty Affective Commitment and Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Changes in a multitude of factors including the economy, student enrollment, university goals and policies, and the available talent pool have created an imbalance in the supply and demand for qualified part-time faculty. The unmet demand has prompted university leaders to seek an understanding of part-time faculty affective commitment, job

Duhn, Samantha Tiffany

2013-01-01

53

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

54

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

55

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

PubMed

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

Yang, Yi-Feng

2012-10-01

56

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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, career commitment, and performance. The purpose of this study was to test a career development model examining the path of relationships amongst autonomy/prestige, career path, training and learning, job satisfaction, career commitment, and performance...

Carden, Lila Lenoria

2007-09-17

57

Transformational and Transactional Leadership Effects on Teachers' Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, and Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Primary Schools: The Tanzanian Case  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the effects of transformational and transactional leadership on teachers' job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and organizational citizenship behavior in the context of schools in a specific developing country context, that of Tanzania. It does so by testing a model of such effects using a set of data collected from a…

Nguni, Samuel; Sleegers, Peter; Denessen, Eddie

2006-01-01

58

The Relationship between the Perception of Distributed Leadership in Secondary Schools and Teachers' and Teacher Leaders' Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates the relation between distributed leadership, the cohesion of the leadership team, participative decision-making, context variables, and the organizational commitment and job satisfaction of teachers and teacher leaders. A questionnaire was administered to teachers and teacher leaders (n = 1770) from 46 large secondary…

Hulpia, Hester; Devos, Geert; Rosseel, Yves

2009-01-01

59

Transformational and transactional leadership effects on teachers' job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and organizational citizenship behavior in primary schools: The Tanzanian case  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the effects of transformational and transactional leadership on teachers' job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and organizational citizenship behavior in the context of schools in a specific developing country context, that of Tanzania. It does so by testing a model of such effects using a set of data collected from a sample of Tanzanian primary school teachers. Regression analyses

Samuel Nguni; Peter Sleegers; Eddie Denessen

2006-01-01

60

Deconstructing job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Howard M. Weiss

2002-01-01

61

How Does Satisfaction Translate into Performance? An Examination of Commitment and Cultural Values  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to add new insights into the mechanism through which job satisfaction relates to job performance. Affective commitment was tested as a potential mediator between job satisfaction and job performance, and traditionality was used as a potential moderator between job satisfaction and affective commitment. A survey study…

Zhang, Jin; Zheng, Wei

2009-01-01

62

Impact of Satisfaction and Commitment on Teachers' Organizational Citizenship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

63

Effects of perceived organisational support on participation in decision making, affective commitment and job satisfaction in lean production in Sri Lanka  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the moderating effect of perceived organisational support (POS) on the relationship between participation in decision making (PDM) and affective commitment, and PDM and job satisfaction in lean production in Sri Lanka. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A random sample of 616 shop-floor employees engaged full-time in export-apparel manufacturing firms, which have implemented a

Dharmasri Wickramasinghe; Vathsala Wickramasinghe

2012-01-01

64

Deployed Army Personnel: The Affect of Equal Opportunity Climate Perceptions on Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Equal opportunity (EO) climate reflects perceptions of the extent to which discrimination and harassment are likely to occur in the workplace, however to date minimal work has been devoted to exploring associations between EO climate and important work attitudes. We address this gap by testing a conceptual model incorporating work group cohesion and job strain as explanatory variables linking EO

Russell A. Matthews; Kizzy M. Parks; Benjamin M. Walsh; Michael D. Tuller; Daniel P. McDonald

65

Psychological Contract Violation: Impacts on Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment Among Australian Senior Public Servants  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a world of ongoing organisational transformation, the psychological contract between the employer and the employee is open to violation. It is imperative that senior managers, as change agents, have a good understanding of the psychological contract and how it influences employee behaviour and attitudes towards their job and their organisation. This paper explains the concept of psychological contract violation

Janice Anna Knights; Barbara Jean Kennedy

2005-01-01

66

Employee empowerment, job satisfaction and organizational commitment : An in-depth empirical investigation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to test the relationship between perceived empowerment practices and Chinese service employee service effort and turnover intention, also to examine the mediating role of employee job attitudes in this relationship. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – To test hypotheses about the relationships above, survey data were collected by a self-administered questionnaire from frontline service workers at

Sut I Wong Humborstad; Chad Perry

2011-01-01

67

Job satisfaction among Canadian orthodontists  

Microsoft Academic Search

Job satisfaction has been well researched for many professions, including general dentistry. The job satisfaction of orthodontists has not been adequately studied. The aims of this study were to describe job satisfaction among orthodontists and to determine characteristics associated with job satisfaction in the profession. A self-administered, anonymous survey was mailed to Canadian orthodontists. It included a modified version of

Stephen F Roth; Giseon Heo; Connie Varnhagen; Kenneth E Glover; Paul W Major

2003-01-01

68

The impact of role stress on workers' behaviour through job satisfaction and organizational commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dysfunctions in role performance have been associated with a large number of consequences, almost always negative, which affect the well?being of workers and the functioning of organizations. An individual's experience of receiving incompatible or conflicting requests (role conflict) and\\/or the lack of enough information to carry out his\\/her job (role ambiguity) are causes of role stress. According to previous theory,

Concha Antón

2009-01-01

69

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

70

Job Satisfaction: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Job satisfaction is one of the most important concepts in the study of organizational behavior along with absenteeism, productivity, and turnover. Many researchers and industrial psychologists are interested in finding factors that increase job satisfaction because it is related to job behaviors like performance and accidents. This project studies the determinants of job satisfaction at Occidental College. I surveyed 59

Lina Zeng

2001-01-01

71

The Measurement of Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the effects of various dimensions on job satisfaction, using a sample of Turkish frontline employees in Northern Cyprus hotels as its setting. Results suggest that pay and supervision have significant positive effects on the job satisfaction of frontline employees, whereas the work itself and physical evidence do not have any significant relationship with job satisfaction. The implications

Osman M. Karatepe; Turgay Avci; Tuna Karatepe; Sezen Canozer

2003-01-01

72

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

73

The Individual-Organization Fit between Organizational Culture and Individual Values as Predictor of Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment in a Italian Municipality: The Role of Human Resource Management in a Public Organization  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this research is to explore organizational culture and individual-organization fit (I-O Fit) as predictor of job satisfaction and organizational commitment. It's hypothesized that values composing organizational culture: a) are joint in constructs that postpone to some typologies already explored in the studies concerning organizational cultures; b) they behave as stable elements of that same typology of culture,

Francesco Ceresia

2010-01-01

74

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

75

Learning and Job Satisfaction. Symposium.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This symposium is comprised of three papers on learning and job satisfaction. "The Relationship Between Workplace Learning and Job Satisfaction in United States Small to Mid-Sized Businesses" (Robert W. Rowden) reports findings that revealed sufficient evidence to conclude that learning is pervasive in the small to mid-sized businesses studied;…

2002

76

Job Satisfaction of University Faculty.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In testing Herzberg's two-factor theory of job satisfaction, it was found that theories of job satisfaction may be closely related to the methods used in collecting data; hence, the results of studies employing different methods raise questions about the validity of a particular theory. (Author/IRT)

Onuoha, Alphonso R. A.

1980-01-01

77

Job Satisfaction in Fisheries Compared  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article draws comparative lessons from seven job satisfaction studies on marine capture fishing that were recently carried out in nine countries and three geographical regions--Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. The seven studies made use of an identical job satisfaction assessment tool and present information on a selection of metiers mainly…

Pollnac, Richard; Bavinck, Maarten; Monnereau, Iris

2012-01-01

78

The Generic Job Satisfaction Scale  

Microsoft Academic Search

A scale on job satisfaction was developed, which could be used in a wide range of occupational groups. An initial item pool of 44 items thought to be aspects of job satisfaction was completed by a sample of 885 Ontario working adults in a wide range of occupations. Factor analysis was conducted on the items and a set of 10

Scott Macdonald; Peter Maclntyre

1997-01-01

79

Job Satisfaction Among College Graduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Job satisfaction for college graduates is examined in this report that focuses on subjective determinants. It is contended that many objective characteristics, such as education and earnings, have little impact on job satisfaction. Data are taken from the National Opinion Research Center longitudinal survey of college graduates from the class of…

Spaeth, Joe L.; Handler, Lynn P.

80

Job Satisfaction Among Russian Workers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Why do Russians work without wages? This paper investigates the extent to which job satisfaction and attitude toward work in general may account for the observed behavior of Russian workers. To analyze the level and determinants of job satisfaction among Russian workers, this paper utilizes survey data collected from 1,200 workers and managers employed in seventy-six organizations in Moscow, Saratov

Susan J. Linz

2002-01-01

81

Job Satisfaction in Britain: Individual and Job Related Factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently there is a resurgence of interest in the analysis of job satisfaction variables. Job satisfaction is correlated with labor market behavior such as productivity, quits and absenteeism. Recent work examined job satisfaction in relation to various factors. In this paper four different measures of job satisfaction are related to a variety of personal and job characteristics. We use a

Saziye Gazioglu; Aysit Tansel

2003-01-01

82

Feeling the Love: Sportscasters Score Big with Job Satisfaction  

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

Reinardy, Scott; Crawford II, Jerry L.

2011-01-01

83

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

84

Job satisfaction among academic administrators  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was designed to determine the facet-specific or dimensional job satisfaction of academic administrators at selected institutions. A survey composed of demographic items and a standardized job satisfaction instrument, the revised Job Descriptive Index (JDI), was mailed to a stratified random sample of presidents, academic vice-presidents, and deans at four-year colleges and universities. There was an overall response rate

Nancy L. Glick

1992-01-01

85

The Relation between Job Level and Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two studies examined the relation between job level and job satisfaction. Study 1 was a metaanalysis of the relation between job level and job satisfaction using data drawn from 35 independent samples (N= 18,534). It was found that as job level increased, so did job satisfaction. Several possible moderators of this relation were identified. Study 2 was a primary study

Chet Robie; Ann Mare Ryan; Robert A. Schmieder; Luis Fernando Parra; Patricia C. Smith

1998-01-01

86

Complex measures of job satisfaction\\/dissatisfaction among professionals  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study deals with concepts of work satisfaction\\/dissatisfaction and occupational commitment among professionals. It examines elements of job satisfaction and individual social background among four professional groups: Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers and Teachers, as well as their differences in level of job satisfaction\\/dissatisfaction. A two-stage principal components method was applied to data from the longitudinal study ‘Professions in Australia’ to

Elzbieta Malinowska-tabaka

1987-01-01

87

Reliability of job satisfaction measures  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we evaluate consistency in answers to subjective questions about job satisfaction and explore the implications\\u000a of any inconsistencies. We do this by analyzing a cross-country data set for 6 EU countries where respondents were posed the\\u000a same question about overall job satisfaction twice within the same questionnaire. We find that, on a 0–10 point ordered utility\\u000a scale,

Nicolai Kristensen; Niels Westergaard-Nielsen

2007-01-01

88

Community college faculty job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Herzberg two-factor theory separates job satisfaction and dissatisfaction by postulating that satisfaction is related to intrinsic factors or motivators, while dissatisfaction results from extrinsic factors or hygienes. Using the critical incident method, 222 community college instructors from twelve colleges were asked to relate aspects of their work that led them to feel satisfied and aspects that led them toward

Arthur M. Cohen

1974-01-01

89

Work satisfaction, organizational commitment and withdrawal behaviours  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The focus of this research paper is on the effects of work satisfaction and organizational commitment on withdrawal behaviours. In order to acquire a better understanding of this relationship, the moderating effects of work satisfaction and organizational commitment are examined. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A questionnaire study was undertaken with Dutch and Slovakian respondents. Findings – Although the results do

Karin Falkenburg; Birgit Schyns

2007-01-01

90

Distributive and Procedural Justice as Related to Satisfaction and Commitment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Randomly selected employees from a Veterans Administration Medical Center (n=200) were asked to complete measures on distributive justice and procedural justice 4 weeks before their performance appraisal; and on job satisfaction, commitment, involvement, and self-reported performance feedback 4 weeks after their performance appraisals.…

Tang, Thomas Li-Ping; Sarsfield-Baldwin, Linda J.

91

Job satisfaction among Russian workers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Are Russian workers satisfied with their jobs? If not, why does it matter and what can be done? Empirical evidence based on studies of US workers suggests that job satisfaction tends to correlate positively with labor productivity and negatively with labor turnover, both of which influence firm performance. Improving firm performance without substantially increasing costs is uppermost in the minds

Susan J. Linz

2003-01-01

92

Measurement and meaning of job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reviews 9 operational definitions of job satisfaction. Data are reported for 208 employees of an eastern telephone company on the relationship between each of these definitions and observational and questionnaire measures of overall job satisfaction. Some operational definitions did not yield empirically comparable measures of satisfaction, although several correlated with an overall rating of job satisfaction and with absenteeism. Convergent

John Po Wanous; Edward E. Lawler

1972-01-01

93

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

PubMed

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

94

Job satisfaction in Britain: individual and job related factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently there has been a resurgence of interest in the analysis of job satisfaction variables. Job satisfaction is correlated with labour market behaviour such as productivity, quits and absenteeism. In this paper four different measures of job satisfaction are related to a variety of personal and job characteristics. The data used are from the 28?240 British employees in the Workplace

Saziye Gazioglu; Aysit Tansel

2006-01-01

95

Automation and Job Satisfaction among Reference Librarians.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of job satisfaction and the level of job performance focuses on the effect of automation on job satisfaction among reference librarians. The influence of stress is discussed, a job strain model is explained, and examples of how to design a job to reduce the stress caused by automation are given. (12 references) (LRW)

Whitlatch, Jo Bell

1991-01-01

96

Job satisfaction among information system (IS) personnel  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines relationships between achievement motivation and job characteristics on job satisfaction among IS personnel. The analytical results reveal that the dimensions of the achievement motivation of IS personnel are perseverance, competition and difficulty control. Regarding job characteristics, the job characteristics of IS personnel are task identity, professionalism, feedback, autonomy and significance. Moreover, the dimensions of the job satisfaction

Ling-Hsiu Chen

2008-01-01

97

The Job Training and Job Satisfaction Survey Technical Manual  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Job training has become an important aspect of an employee's overall job experience. However, it is not often called out specifically on instruments measuring job satisfaction. This technical manual details the processes used in the development and validation of a survey instrument to measure job training satisfaction and overall job

Schmidt, Steven W.

2004-01-01

98

Job satisfaction in health-care organizations  

PubMed Central

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

99

Testing a Model of Administrative Job Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Tested a model of administrative job satisfaction using a database of almost 1,200 managers at 120 public and private universities. The robust model explained 54 percent of the variance in overall job satisfaction. Results indicated that few state, campus, and personal characteristics exert direct effects on job satisfaction; they affect work…

Volkwein, James Fredericks; Zhou, Ying

2003-01-01

100

Job Satisfaction of Iowa Public School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the job satisfaction of Iowa public school principals and contrast the job satisfaction to the perceptions six years previously. The population for the 1999 and 2005 study was a sample of principals from Iowa K-12 schools. The study revealed significant differences in overall job satisfaction, in gender of…

Sodoma, Boris; Else, David

2009-01-01

101

Job Satisfaction of Secondary School Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Low job satisfaction has been cited as a possible cause of the current teaching crisis in the UK. This article reports on a study that examined job satisfaction among secondary school teachers in different types of secondary school. The results indicate a significant difference in the overall job satisfaction scores of teachers by type of school.…

Crossman, Alf; Harris, Penelope

2006-01-01

102

COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey SURVEY INSTRUMENT  

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COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey SURVEY INSTRUMENT 2011-12 © 2011 President & Fellows of Education #12;#12;The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey in Higher Education Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey 2011-2012 Survey Instrument Theme Benchmark Question

Johnson Jr.,, Ray

103

Testing a Model of Administrative Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study proposes a model of administrative job satisfaction and tests the model using a database of almost 1,200 managers at 120 public and private universities. The robust model explains 54% of the variance in overall administrative job satisfaction. The results indicate that few state, campus, and personal characteristics exert direct effects on one's overall job satisfaction. Rather, these exogenous

James Fredericks Volkwein; Ying Zhou

2003-01-01

104

Generating benchmarking indicators for employee job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper aims to generate benchmarking indicators for employee job satisfaction using a large size sample including various industrial and occupational sectors. Job satisfaction was measured using the Job Satisfaction Scale developed by the Sheffield Institute of Work Psychology and published with a benchmarking manual in 2007. The International Standard Classification of Occupations developed by the International Labour Organization was

Marwan T. Al-Zoubi

2012-01-01

105

REPORTED JOB SATISFACTION: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?  

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1 REPORTED JOB SATISFACTION: WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Louis Lévy-Garboua TEAM (CNRS), University of Paris or regret, i.e. the difference between what happened and what might have happened, on job satisfaction. The main prediction that we test is that job satisfaction correlates with the wage gaps experienced

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

106

Job satisfaction and motivation: how do we inspire employees?  

PubMed

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

107

Predicting Job Satisfaction and Job Performance in a Privatized Organization  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current study focused on job satisfaction and job performance, as well as on their predictors in a privatized organization. We tested a model in which job satisfaction, consistent with social cognitive theory, is related to self-efficacy and perceptions of social context (i.e., colleagues, immediate supervisor, top management); job satisfaction, in turn, predicts job performance along with organizational tenure.White collars

Laura Borgogni; Silvia Dello Russo; Laura Petitta; Michele Vecchione

2010-01-01

108

The Measurement of Job Satisfaction in Korea.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

109

JOB SATISFACTION OF OHIO AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION TEACHERS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this descriptive-correlational study was to investigate specific factors associatedwith job satisfaction and dissatisfaction of female &=8I) and male (Y=212) teachers of agriculture in Ohio. The study also sought to determine Ohio agriculture teachers , overall level of job satisfaction. Specific job satisfier factors investigated were: achievement, advancement, recognition, responsibility, and the work itself Job dissatisfier factors investigatedwere:

Jaime X. Castillo; Eric A. Conklin

1999-01-01

110

Another Look at the Job Satisfaction–Life Satisfaction Relationship  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationship between job satisfaction and life satisfaction has been heavily researched over the years. In spite of this research interest, results have not proved conclusive in demonstrating the causal nature of the relationship. In the present study, a causal model was hypothesized and tested that involved simultaneous consideration of cross-sectional and longitudinal effects between job and life satisfaction. This

Timothy A. Judge; Shinichiro Watanabe

1993-01-01

111

Interrelationships among measures of job satisfaction and general satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

For a sample of 41 male and 52 female civil service employees, correlations were determined among 2 measures of job satisfaction (SRA Employee Inventory and Brayfield-Rothe Job Satisfaction Index) and 2 measures of attitudes toward life in general (Weitz General Satisfaction Test and Rundquist-Sletto Morale Scale). All the intercorrelations were moderately positive and significant for the males, but only the

Arthur H. Brayfield; Richard V. Wells; Marvin W. Strate

1957-01-01

112

Emotional Intelligence and Job Satisfaction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

113

Strategic collaborative quality management and employee job satisfaction  

PubMed Central

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

Mosadeghrad, Ali Mohammad

2014-01-01

114

Job Satisfaction among Women in Advertising.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pokrywczynski, James V.; Crowley, John H.

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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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Job satisfaction and the future of pharmacy.  

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Reasons for the low levels of job satisfaction reported by hospital pharmacy personnel, the potential impact of this dissatisfaction on the profession, and possible solutions to the problem are discussed. Low levels of satisfaction among hospital pharmacists may be largely because of the manner in which pharmacy is practiced. While leaders in pharmacy have developed innovative programs and colleges of pharmacy have produced highly skilled practitioners, the practice of hospital pharmacy has not kept pace. Young practitioners may be disenchanted with pharmacy practice in the "real world" compared with their expectations, and they may not find their jobs mentally challenging. This may result in boredom, low motivation and commitment, and obsolescence of skills and abilities. To reverse the trend of insufficient mental challenge, the role of the hospital staff pharmacist sould be expanded to include some of the challenging functions presently performed by clinical pharmacists. This could be done by decentralizing pharmaceutical services so that pharmacists have more interaction with patients and other health practitioners. To alleviate dissatisfaction with advancement, a position hierarchy in the pharmacy could be established where pharmacists and support personnel would be promoted to a higher grade on the basis of merit, tenure, and demonstrated competence. Soliciting employee input at staff meetings may have a positive impact on satisfaction with hospital policies and practices. Finally, it is necessary for directors of pharmacy to develop the expertise to deal effectively with problems of human-resources management. PMID:7081246

Noel, M W; Hammel, R J; Bootman, J L

1982-04-01

117

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

118

Which work factors determine job satisfaction?  

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Abstract. Background: Job satisfaction is associated with mental health. Employees could be counselled on how,they feel about their work. If specific aspects of their job are causing particular dissatisfaction, they could be assisted to appropriately change these aspects. Objective: There is no ‘gold standard’ indicating the aspects that should be taken into account when,job satisfaction is measured. This study investigated

C. a. m. Roelen; P. c. Koopmans; J. w. Groothoff; Arboned Corporate Accounts

119

Do personality factors predict job satisfaction?  

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Two studies investigated the relationships between personality traits and aspects of job satisfaction. In Study 1, job applicants (n=250) completed the Eysenck Personality Profiler and the Work Values Questionnaire (WVQ), which requires respondents to rate various work-related facets according to the extent to which they contribute to their job satisfaction. These facets were combined into two composites (hygiene and motivator)

Adrian Furnham; K. V. Petrides; Chris J. Jackson; Tim Cotter

2002-01-01

120

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 four-year public institutions in Alabama. In addition, the study examined whether there was a relationship between gender and overall job satisfaction, work climate, and job structure. In conducting the study, the researcher…

Howard Baldwin, Tonia Toinette

2009-01-01

121

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

122

Intelligence, Education, and Facets of Job Satisfaction.  

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Analysis of two sets of National Longitudinal Survey data found that intelligence had a strong negative effect on intrinsic satisfaction, little effect on pay satisfaction, and positive association with desired job complexity, not expected pay. Education had a strong negative effect on pay satisfaction, little effect on intrinsic satisfaction, and…

Ganzach, Yoav

2003-01-01

123

ANTECEDENTS OF JOB SATISFACTION:A STUDY OF TELECOM SECTOR  

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

ADNAN RIAZ; MUHAMMAD RAMAY

2010-01-01

124

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

125

FACTORS EXPLAINING JOB SATISFACTION AMONG FACULTY  

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The purpose of this descriptive-correlational study was to describe the amount of variance in faculty member's overall level of job satisfaction explained by Herzberg, Mausner, and Snyderman's (1959) job motivator and hygiene factors. Additionally, the study sought to investigate the suitability of a one-item versus a multi-item measure of overall job satisfaction. The faculty were generally satisfied with their jobs.

Jaime X. Castillo; Jamie Cano

2004-01-01

126

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

127

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 ...

Debacker, Jeffrey

128

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 manage- ment philosophy and practice and of CNAs' views

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

2008-01-01

129

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

130

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

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

Chen, Mei-Yen

2009-01-01

131

The influence of ethical fit on employee satisfaction, commitment and turnover  

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This study examines the influence of ethical fit on employee attitudes and intentions to turnover. The results of this investigation provides support for the conjecture that ethical work climate is an important variable in the study of person-organization fit. Ethical fit was found to be significantly related to turnover intentions, continuance commitment, and affective commitment, but not to job satisfaction.

Randi L. Sims; K. Galen Kroeck

1994-01-01

132

Job Satisfaction of Substance Abuse Counselors  

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The purpose of this study was to describe and examine the levels and sources of job satisfaction, and the relationship between job satisfaction and clinical supervision variables for certified substance abuse counselors engaged in full-time counseling practice. All participants in this study met or exceeded the educational and supervised experience requirements of the two boards responsible for the certification of

William N. Evans; Thomas H. Hohenshil

1997-01-01

133

Job Satisfaction among Texas School Couselors  

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The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of selected demographic and educational factors on the job satisfaction of school counselors. Specifically, this study was concerned with the influenced of the variables ethnicity, gender, age, years of working experience, level of education, and school level on the level of job satisfaction

Alghali, Patricia

2011-01-01

134

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

135

Measuring Job Satisfaction: Reliability of Subscale Analysis.  

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

Bergstrom, Betty A.; Lunz, Mary E.

136

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

137

Job Satisfaction and Job Performance: A Meta-Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The assumption that job satisfaction and job performance are related has much intuitive appeal, despite the fact that reviewers of this literature have concluded there is no strong pervasive relation between these two variables. The present meta-analytic study demonstrates that (a) the best estimate of the true population correlation between satisfaction and performance is relatively low (.17); (b) much of

Michelle T. Iaffaldano; Paul M. Muchinsky

1985-01-01

138

Job satisfaction survey among health centers staff  

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

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

2014-01-01

139

The Effects of Occupational Health and Safety Risk Factors on Job Satisfaction in Hotel Enterprises  

Microsoft Academic Search

Occupational health and safety risk factors can have direct or indirect effects on levels of organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and the job productivity of workers in service companies as well as other types of industries. In this paper, the effects of physical, biological, chemical and socio-psychological risk factors, related to occupational safety and health, encountered in hotel enterprises on job

Gonca Kilic; Murat Selim Selvi

2009-01-01

140

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

141

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.

142

Personality and Job Satisfaction: The Mediating Role of Job Characteristics  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study tested a model of the relationship between core self-evaluations, intrinsic job characteristics, and job satisfaction. Core self-evaluations was assumed to be a broad personality concept manifested in 4 specific traits: self-esteem, generalized self-efficacy, locus of control, and low neuroticism. The model hypothesized that both subjective (perceived) job characteristics and job complexity mediate the relationship between core self-evaluations and

Timothy A. Judge; Joyce E. Bono; Edwin A. Locke

2000-01-01

143

Personality and job satisfaction: The mediating role of job characteristics  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study tested a model of the relationship between core self-evaluations, intrinsic job characteristics, and job satisfaction. Core self-evaluations was assumed to be a broad personality concept manifested in 4 specific traits: self-esteem, generalized self-efficacy, locus of control, and low neuroticism. The model hypothesized that both subjective (perceived) job characteristics and job complexity mediate the rela- tionship between core self-evaluations

Timothy A. Judge; Joyce E. Bono; Edwin A. Locke

2000-01-01

144

Job Satisfaction and its Determinants among China's Urban Workforce  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the effect of age, gender, educational level, marital status, income, job level, and facet job satisfaction on global job satisfaction. Data were collected from 340 white collar urban employees in Fushun. Both global and facet job satisfaction are measured with well-validated survey instruments. The statistical analysis shows that when the demographic variables, income, and job level are

Zhai Qing-Guo; Liu Tie-Min

2008-01-01

145

Can the Changing Nature of Jobs Account for National Trends in Job Satisfaction?  

Microsoft Academic Search

We investigate whether trends in job satisfaction, which arguably signal trends in worker well-being, can be explained by changes in the quality of jobs. There were falls in job satisfaction in both Britain and Germany. Elsewhere job satisfaction has been either stable or declining very slowly. In many countries, the series of data on job satisfaction is too short to

Francis Green; Nicholas Tsitsianis

2004-01-01

146

Measuring job quality and job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Job quality is a multi-dimensional concept that has become prominent on the agenda of policy-makers. There is no consensus about how to measure and how to monitor it. In this paper we compare often used objective and subjective indicators of job quality. We argue that objective indicators are .too objective, as they neglect interindividual differences in preferences, while subjective job

E. SCHOKKAERT; E. VERHOFSTADT; L. VAN OOTEGEM

2009-01-01

147

COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey MEAN COMPARISONS  

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COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey MEAN COMPARISONS QUEENS COLLEGE (CUNY) 2012 Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey 2011-12 MEAN/A N/A N/A N/A Q80E Support for engaging undergrads in research 2.90 1.04 3.05 0.35 N/A N/A 3.42 1.03 2

Johnson Jr.,, Ray

148

Job Satisfaction of Secondary Content Area Leaders  

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

Roberts, Christine K.

2012-01-01

149

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

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

Shin, Jung Cheol; Jung, Jisun

2014-01-01

150

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

151

Workplace dimensions, stress and job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

152

Job Satisfaction as an Economic Variable  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

153

Job Satisfaction of High School Journalism Educators.  

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

Dvorak, Jack; Phillips, Kay D.

154

Job satisfaction and gender: an expanded specification from the NLSY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Estimates the determinants of job satisfaction for younger US workers. While age representative data from both the USA and Britain routinely show women reporting greater job satisfaction, this is not true for the younger US cohort in National Longitudinal Survey of Youth sample. Finds no gender satisfaction gap, but does find that the job satisfaction of women is less sensitive

Susan M. Donohue; John S. Heywood

2004-01-01

155

The impact of state affect on job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Affective events theory proposes affective experiences at work to cause job satisfaction. Using multiple measurements obtained in a diary study, affective experiences in terms of state positive and state negative affect (PA, NA) were related to state job satisfaction (N = 91). Trait measures were also collected. Results confirmed our hypothesis. First, aggregated state job satisfaction is strongly correlated with trait job

Claudia D. Niklas; Christian Dormann

2005-01-01

156

Predicting employee commitment and satisfaction: the relative effects of socialization and demographics  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study compared the relative influences of organizational socialization and demographic variables on job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Organizational variables were assessed by asking 193 Chinese employees in Hong Kong to evaluate socialization within their companies, namely: (1) training received; (2) understanding of the organization; (3) co-worker support; and (4) future prospects within their companies. Dependent variables were standard measures

Robert J. Taormina

1999-01-01

157

Jobs and organisations : Explaining group level differences in job satisfaction in the banking sector  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to contribute to the understanding of group level differences in job satisfaction. Specifically, the authors seek to understand the shared variance in job satisfaction at the group level of jobs within organisations, in a particular industrial sector. To explain differences in job satisfaction between groups, the authors examine the role of job characteristics, particularly as

Bart Cambré; Evelien Kippers; Hans De Witte

2012-01-01

158

No time for compromises: Age as a moderator of the relation between needs–supply fit and job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the light of the current demographic change, organizations need to be aware of factors influencing job satisfaction of older workers in order to maintain high motivation and commitment. The present study addresses this issue by examining the moderating effect of age on the relationship between needs–supply fit and job satisfaction. Based on the general assumption that older workers are

Stefan Krumm; Anna Grube; Guido Hertel

2012-01-01

159

Work-family culture and job satisfaction: does gender and parenting status alter the relationship?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous studies on work-family culture have examined its relationship with different employee outcomes (e.g., work-family conflict, job satisfaction, commitment) but neglected one important question; namely, who are most likely to benefit from a supportive work-family culture in terms of positive employee outcomes? The aim of this study was to shed new light on the work-family culture–job satisfaction linkage by examining

Saija Mauno; Ulla Kinnunen; Taru Feldt

2011-01-01

160

Work-family culture and job satisfaction: does gender and parenting status alter the relationship?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous studies on work-family culture have examined its relationship with different employee outcomes (e.g., work-family conflict, job satisfaction, commitment) but neglected one important question; namely, who are most likely to benefit from a supportive work-family culture in terms of positive employee outcomes? The aim of this study was to shed new light on the work-family culture–job satisfaction linkage by examining

Saija Mauno; Ulla Kinnunen; Taru Feldt

2012-01-01

161

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

162

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

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundPrevious research has shown a correlation between physician job satisfaction and patient satisfaction with quality of care, but the connection between job satisfaction of other primary care team members and patient satisfaction is yet unclear.ObjectiveTo evaluate whether there is an association between patient satisfaction and job satisfaction of the members of patient care teams.DesignThe study was based on data from

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

2011-01-01

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Job satisfaction and job performance: is the relationship spurious?  

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&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved by: Chair of Committee, Daniel A. Newman Committee Members, Winfred E. Arthur, Jr. Bradley L. Kirkman Head of Department, Leslie C. Morey August... 2008 Major Subject: Psychology iii ABSTRACT Job Satisfaction and Job Performance: Is the Relationship Spurious? (August 2008) Allison Laura Cook, B.A., Purdue University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Daniel A. Newman The link between...

Cook, Allison Laura

2009-05-15

164

Predictors of job satisfaction for rural acute care registered nurses in Canada.  

PubMed

This study examines predictors of job satisfaction among rural acute care registered nurses. The data are from a cross-sectional national survey, which was part of a larger project, The Nature of Nursing Practice in Rural and Remote Canada. This analysis suggests that a combination of individual, workplace, and community characteristics are interrelated predictors of job satisfaction for rural acute care nurses. There were nine variables that accounted for 38% of the total variance in job satisfaction. Four variables alone (available and up-to-date equipment and supplies, satisfaction with scheduling and shifts, lower psychological job demands, and home community satisfaction) explained 33% of the variance. Recruitment and retention strategies in rural areas must acknowledge that rural nurses' work lives and community lives are inextricably intertwined. Attention to these issues will help ensure high-quality working environments and a continued commitment to quality nursing care in the rural hospital settings in Canada. PMID:18612089

Penz, Kelly; Stewart, Norma J; D'Arcy, Carl; Morgan, Debra

2008-11-01

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Job satisfaction among hospital pharmacy personnel.  

PubMed

Job satisfaction of hospital pharmacists and of support personnel in two Arizona cities were compared. A survey composed of job-satisfaction measures that have been used in previous research was sent to all hospital pharmacy personnel (270 pharmacists and 208 support personnel) in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona. Sixteen facet-free questions measured overall job satisfaction. Thirteen facet-specific indicators were measured. Differences were significant if p less than 0.05. Data from a national survey of hospital pharmacists and the general population were included for comparative purposes. Usable questionnaires were returned by 74.8% (202) and 62.5% (131) of the pharmacists and support personnel, respectively. Support personnel reported lower mean scores than pharmacists on all 13 facet-specific measures; 10 of these were significantly different. Pharmacists had a mean score of 3.0 (representing satisfied) on only two of the 13 facets, however. Age, sex, academic degree, position held, and tenure on present job had no effect on satisfaction for support personnel. For the pharmacists, consistent and significant differences were found in facet-specific measures relative to age, tenure, and position held. Clinical and research pharmacists reported the highest mean scores. Pharmacists in the 23-28 age group reported the lowest mean scores on all 13 facets. The most and least satisfied pharmacists were at their present job six years and 13-24 months, respectively. Pharmacists appeared to be more satisfied than support personnel on all facet-free measures, and about as satisfied as the general population in 1977. The authors concluded that since the successful role expansion of pharmacists will require a concurrent expansion for support personnel, efforts should be implemented to improve job satisfaction among support personnel. PMID:7081235

Noel, M W; Hammel, R J; Bootman, J L

1982-04-01

166

Job Satisfaction: A Possible Integration of Two Theories  

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The author proposes an integration of Herzberg's two-factor theory of job satisfaction (job satisfaction/dissatisfaction as two separate, parallel continua) and traditional theory (job satisfaction/dissatisfaction sharing the same continuum) and a rationale for deciding which motivation methods to use for employees with differeing levels of…

Hazer, John T.

1976-01-01

167

Dispositional Affect and Job Satisfaction: A Review and Theoretical Extension  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the past 15 years, researchers have paid increasing attention to the dispositional source of job satisfaction. This research, though not without its controversies, has provided strong evidence that job satisfaction is, in part, dispositionally based. In this article we review past research on dispositional influences on job satisfaction. The two areas most in need of future research attention are

Timothy A. Judge; Randy J. Larsen

2001-01-01

168

Health Impaired Employees' Job Satisfaction: New Evidence from Athens, Greece  

Microsoft Academic Search

By utilizing the 2008 Athens Area Study (AAS) data set, this study investigates four aspects of job satisfaction – total pay, promotion prospects, respect received from one’s supervisor, and total job satisfaction – between healthy and heath-impaired employees. Health impaired employees are found to be less satisfied according to all job satisfaction measures even when a large number of productivity

Nick Drydakis

2012-01-01

169

Personal Characteristics Affecting Agricultural Extension Workers' Job Satisfaction Level  

Microsoft Academic Search

Problem Statement: One of the closely associated concepts with performance of an organization is job satisfaction. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between personal characteristics and job satisfaction. Approach: A survey of 52 extension workers was conducted in Fars Province, southern Iran. To collect data, a questionnaire including Bray field and Rothe Job Satisfaction Index was

Ali Asadi; Fereshteh Fadakar; Zahra Khoshnodifar; Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi; Gholamhossein Hosseinini

2008-01-01

170

Action Tendency Measure of Job Satisfaction: A Cross Cultural Validation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Job satisfaction has been of interest to organizational researchers for a long time. However, success in measuring it has been limited. There have been suggestions that its assessment through “action tendencies’ may be more useful than the usual descriptive measures of job satisfaction. An Action Tendency Measure (ATM) of job satisfaction was developed earlier in a series of studies conducted

Chhokar J S

171

A National Survey of Academic-Advisor Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented analyses regarding academic-advisor job satisfaction are based on data from a survey administered to NACADA members in July 2005. Advisor job satisfaction in various environments and differences in satisfaction across personal demographics were studied. Academic advisors report high satisfaction overall as well as with student and…

Donnelly, Ned

2009-01-01

172

Foundations of Job Satisfaction in the Media Industries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

173

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

174

JOB SATISFACTION OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHAIRPERSONS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Frequencies, percentages and appropriate summary statistics were computed for the personal and unit-related characteristics. The reliability and content validity of the MSQ were determined. Cronbach's alpha was computed to measure the internal consistency of the 20 MSQ facet scales and the general job satisfaction scale. A factor analysis was conducted to explore the instrument's content validity. A hierarchy of the

Jutta Green; Don Creamer

2000-01-01

175

Teacher Job Satisfaction: A Framework for Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides a brief overview of diverse approaches for defining and measuring work attitudes of early childhood educators and a conceptual framework for understanding how the many facets of job satisfaction interrelate. The model uses a social-ecological perspective of human behavior which stresses the dynamic interactive nature of person-environment…

Jorde-Bloom, Paula

1986-01-01

176

Statistical models for measuring job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we present two statistical approaches for discussing and modelling job satisfaction based on data collected in the Survey on Household Income and Wealth (SHIW) conducted by the Bank of Italy. In particular, we compare two different classes of model for ordinal data: the Ordinal Probit Model and the more recent CUB model. The aim is to establish

Romina Gambacorta; Maria Iannario

2012-01-01

177

Job Satisfaction among Minnesota High School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Heyd, Steven DuWayne

2010-01-01

178

Job Satisfaction of Academics: Reflections about Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

179

University of Illinois Employeees Job Satisfaction Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

180

FACTOR AFFECTING JOB SATISFACTION OFEMPLOYEES IN THE HOTELINDUSTRY- THE JOB SATISFACTION SCALE DEVELOPED  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study aims to (1) determine the levels of employee job satisfaction and (2) develop a scale to correctly measure employee job satisfaction in the hospitality and tourism industry. The sample of study includes employees of 3, 4 and 5-star hotel working in the Easthern Mediterranean Region of Turkey. Factor dimensions of the scale developed are “Communication and Integrityâ€, “Promotionâ€,

Ilke Kaya

2007-01-01

181

EXAMINING THE CAUSES OF JOB SATISFACTION FOR SMALL BUSINESS EXECUTIVES: A TEST OF THE SITUATIONAL, DISPOSITIONAL, AND INTERACTIONAL JOB SATISFACTION MODELS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three recognized job satisfaction models (situational, dispositional, and interactional) are used to examine the job satisfaction of executives in small businesses. Based on a cross-sectional sample of 65 male executives, the three job satisfaction models are compared. Among the three job satisfaction models, the interactional model accounted for the most unique job satisfaction variance followed by the situational model and,

Leon Schjoedt

182

Job Satisfaction and Stress Coping Skills of Primary School Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

183

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1994-01-01

184

Modeling teacher empowerment: The role of job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Empowerment is defined and measured in terms of teachers' power to participate in decision-making about teaching and learning conditions. Job satisfaction refers to the level of teacher satisfaction by matters related to these conditions: student achievement, decision-making ability, self-growth, and so on. This research considers the relationship between job satisfaction and teacher empowerment, which includes dimensions of job satisfaction that

Michalinos Zembylas; Elena C. Papanastasiou

2005-01-01

185

The Effects of Life Satisfaction and Job Satisfaction on Reference Librarians and Their Work  

Microsoft Academic Search

Job satisfaction at the reference desk is an important consideration. It not only affects quality of life and the overall level of life satisfaction experienced by the reference staff; it also affects reference work. Satisfied employees maintain attitudes and engage in activities conducive to reference service effectiveness. Life satisfaction and job satisfaction are related in a reciprocal manner, with life

Marie B. Landry

2000-01-01

186

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

187

The impact of locus of control on job stress, job performance and job satisfaction in Taiwan  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationships between locus of control and the work-related behavioral measures of job stress, job satisfaction and job performance in Taiwan. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Subjects were drawn from a pool of accounting professionals who completed a questionnaire made up of valid and reliable instruments that measured each of the variables studied.

Jui-Chen Chen; Colin Silverthorne

2008-01-01

188

Factors related to job satisfaction among Lithuanian dentists  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Alina Puriene; Jadvyga Petrauskiene; Vilija Janulyte; Irena Balciuniene

2007-01-01

189

Job Satisfaction of University Academics: Perspectives from Uganda  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

190

A Comparison of Two Measures of School Psychologists' Job Satisfaction  

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The purpose of this study was to establish the concurrent and construct validity of the Job Satisfaction Scales (JSS) and a modified version of the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ) using a sample of practicing school psychologists. Strong internal consistency was determined within each of the job satisfaction instruments. Correlations…

Brown, Michael B.; Hardison, Ashley; Bolen, Larry M.; Walcott, Christy M.

2006-01-01

191

Job satisfaction and work behavior in a university department  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between work behaviors of faculty and staff and job satisfaction in a culturally diverse academic department of a medium-sized university in a large, urban area. Work behavior was measured by the Cross-Cultural Interactive Preferences Profile (CCIPP), and job satisfaction was measured by the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ). The hypothesis guiding

Leslie W. Adams

1999-01-01

192

Job satisfaction among rural physician assistants.  

PubMed

Because increasing numbers of physicians are being trained in specialized medicine, health professional shortage areas remain common in the United States, and the role of physician assistants (PAs) in health services provision is becoming increasingly important, especially in rural and underserved areas. By most accounts, there is a shortage of PAs in the United States, particularly in rural areas. A nationwide survey was conducted in 1994 to determine what attracted PAs to rural settings and what they found satisfying about their work and community. This study involved a random sample of 1,263 PAs who practiced in rural (nonmetropolitan) areas of the United States. A 15-item scale was developed to measure job satisfaction. A statistical model was tested for its ability to predict levels of job satisfaction using multiple regression analysis. Independent variables included demographics, practice, and community factors. Findings indicated that rural PAs were generally satisfied with their work. The most significant predictors of satisfaction included practice factors (e.g., importance of autonomy and a good relationship with the supervising physician), extent of practice responsibilities (e.g., regular and on-call hours and the percentage of PAs' patient load that was not discussed with the supervising physician), and community factors (e.g., community satisfaction). PMID:9714998

Muus, K J; Geller, J M; Williams, J D; Ludtke, R L; Knowlton, D D; Hart, L G

1998-01-01

193

Gender-Related Effects in the Job-Design–Job-Satisfaction Relationship: An Interactional Approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, we took an interactional approach to understanding how ethic of care opportunity and self-actualization opportunity, two job design variables, are related to job satisfaction. Ethic of care opportunity in a job is theorized to result in satisfaction when job incumbents have high relational self-definition. Self-actualization opportunity in a job is theorized to result in satisfaction when incumbents

Jessica H. Carlson; Steven Mellor

2004-01-01

194

Gender, Ethnicity, and Job Satisfaction Among Social Workers in Israel  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study (1) examines the effect of ethnicity and gender on job satisfaction and job facets among social workers in Israel, and (2) develops two regression models predicting job satisfaction among Arab and Jewish social workers.A random sample of 218 social workers completed the surveys. The results of MANCOVA show a significant difference between Arab and Jewish social workers with

Soleman H. Abu-Bader

2005-01-01

195

Job Satisfaction and Locus of Control in an Academic Setting  

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

Stachowiak, Bonni J.

2010-01-01

196

Men in Families: Job Satisfaction and Self-Esteem  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study assesses the effects of the family environment on men's job satisfaction and self-esteem. The results indicate that men's family environment as measured by the Family Environment Scale (Moos & Moos, 1974) predicts only three aspects of job satisfaction as measured by the Job Descriptive Index (Smith, Kendal, & Hulin, 1975). In addition, results indicate that the family environment

Ada L. Sinacore; F. Özge Akçali

2000-01-01

197

Job Stress and Organizational Commitment among Mentoring Coordinators  

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

Michael, Orly; Court, Deborah; Petal, Pnina

2009-01-01

198

Testing the Longitudinal Impact of Work Variables and Performance Appraisal Satisfaction on Subsequent Overall Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using a longitudinal sample of medical technologists (MTs) this study found, after controlling for prior overall job satisfaction, individual difference, and organization-level variables, that task responsibilities and employee performance appraisal satisfaction significantly affected subsequent overall MT job satisfaction. Overall job satisfaction significantly declined for repeat-respondents over the 4-year period. Data also suggested that the impact of task responsibilities on overall

Gary Blau

1999-01-01

199

Factors associated with job and career satisfaction among dental hygienists.  

PubMed

Information concerning dental hygienists' job and career satisfaction is dated and incomplete. Because satisfaction may be important in retention of dental hygienists, a survey of all active dental hygienists in private practices in North Carolina was performed to ascertain dimensions and levels of job and career satisfaction, as well as factors associated with these constructs. Of 2,099 eligible hygienists, 51 percent responded to a survey instrument containing 202 items addressing overall satisfaction, as well as satisfaction with a variety of work-related factors. Factor analysis was used to develop scales for job and career satisfaction, and for the work-related factors. Final reduced regression models indicated that the constructs of job and career satisfaction are separate and that each has distinct general and intrinsic dimensions. Models for general job and career satisfaction had R2 values of .45 and .27, respectively, and included a variety of work-related factors such as supervisory style and satisfaction with salary. Models for intrinsic job and career satisfaction were not as strong, with R2 values of .06 and .09, respectively. These models also included work-related factors such as satisfaction with hours of work, office safety arrangements, and supervisory style. These results suggest that general job and career satisfaction levels should be amenable to change through management interventions. PMID:1564690

Bader, J D; Sams, D H

1992-01-01

200

The Job Satisfaction–Job Performance Relationship: A Qualitative and Quantitative Review  

Microsoft Academic Search

A qualitative and quantitative review of the relationship between job satisfaction and job performance is provided. The qualitative review is organized around 7 models that characterize past research on the relationship between job satisfaction and job performance. Although some models have received more support than have others, research has not provided conclusive confirmation or disconfirmation of any model, partly because

Timothy A. Judge; Carl J. Thoresen; Joyce E. Bono; Gregory K. Patton

2001-01-01

201

The effects of college major and job field congruence on job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

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. With statistical controls for demographic, socioeconomic, and academic characteristics,

Gregory C. Wolniak; Ernest T. Pascarella

2005-01-01

202

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rayle, Andrea Dixon

2006-01-01

203

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

204

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

205

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

206

Job Satisfaction: An Imperative for the Coming Teacher Shortage.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the importance of teachers' job satisfaction in light of a teacher shortage. Recommends ways in which principals, school districts, education schools, and teachers can collaborate to provide opportunities for teacher satisfaction. (RJC)

Shreeve, William C.; And Others

1988-01-01

207

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Broadwell, George J.

208

Constructive Thought Strategies and Job Satisfaction: A Preliminary Examination  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to examine the potential of constructive thought strategies for enhancing employee job satisfaction, an existing\\u000a dispositional model of job satisfaction was expanded and tested. Structural equation modeling techniques indicated significant\\u000a relationships among constructive thought strategies, dysfunctional thought processes, subjective well-being, and job satisfaction.\\u000a In addition, two competing models were examined to test for the full or partial mediation

Jeffery D. Houghton; Darryl L. Jinkerson

2007-01-01

209

Ageing and disability: Job satisfaction differentials across Europe  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article analyses the levels of job satisfaction reported by older workers (aged 50–64) with and without disabilities at a European level. Using data from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (2004 and 2007), we estimate job satisfaction equations for non-disabled, non-limited disabled and limited disabled workers, and decompose the observed job satisfaction gap by using the

Ricardo Pagan

2011-01-01

210

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

PubMed

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

211

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

PubMed

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

Saber, Deborah A

2013-01-01

212

Job characteristics, core self-evaluations, and job satisfaction: what's age got to do with it?  

PubMed

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 to which several job characteristics and core self-evaluations varied in their relationships with job satisfaction for workers of different ages. Findings suggest that the positive relationships between job satisfaction and skill variety, autonomy, and friendship weaken as employee age increases, while the positive relationships between job satisfaction and dealing with others, task identity, task significance, feedback, and core self-evaluations did not vary with age. The findings extend previous research by examining how the factors important for job satisfaction vary for employees of different ages. PMID:23855183

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

2013-01-01

213

Social Information Processing and Job Characteristics: A Simultaneous Test of Two Theories with Implications for Job Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Tests two theories regarding the factors that influence job satisfaction in an organizational setting: the job characteristic theory, and the social information processing theory. Finds individuals' job satisfaction is predicted by objective characteristics of the job, and an individual's level of job satisfaction is influenced by the job

Pollock, Timothy G.; Whitbred, Robert C.; Contractor, Noshir

2000-01-01

214

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Bilha Mannheim; Yehuda Baruch; Joseph Tal

1997-01-01

215

The effect of job organizational factors on job satisfaction in two automotive industries in Malaysia.  

PubMed

A methodology is developed in diagnosing the effect of job organizational factors on job satisfaction in two automotive industries in Malaysia. One hundred and seventy male subjects of age 18-40 years with the mean age of 26.8 and standard deviation (SD) of 5.3 years and the mean work experience of 6.5 years and SD of 4.9 years took part in the study. Five job organizational factors were tested in the study including job rotation, work method, training, problem solving and goal setting. A job organization questionnaire was designed and was based on respondents' perception in relation to job satisfaction. The results showed that job organization factors were significantly related to job satisfaction. Job rotation, work method, training and goal setting showed strong correlation with job satisfaction while problem solving had intermediate correlation in the first automotive industry. On the other hand, most job organization factors showed intermediate correlation with job satisfaction in the second automotive industry except the training factor which had low correlation with job satisfaction. These results highlight that job rotation, work methods, problem solving and goal setting are outstanding factors in the study of job satisfaction for automotive industries. PMID:18572797

Dawal, Siti Zawiah Md; Taha, Zahari

2007-12-01

216

Organizational culture, job satisfaction, and clinician turnover in primary care.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study is to examine how organizational culture and job satisfaction affect clinician turnover in primary care pediatric practices. One hundred thirty clinicians from 36 primary care pediatric practices completed the Primary Care Organizational Questionnaire (PCOQ), which evaluates interactions among members of the practice and job-related attributes measuring 8 organizational factors, along with a separate 3-item instrument measuring job satisfaction. Random effects logistic models were used to assess the associations between job satisfaction, the organizational factors from the PCOQ, and clinician turnover over the subsequent year. All 8 measured organizational factors from the PCOQ, particularly perceived effectiveness, were associated with job satisfaction. Five of the 8 organizational factors were also associated with clinician turnover. The effects of the organizational factors on turnover were substantially reduced in a model that included job satisfaction; only 1 organizational factor, communication between clinicians and nonclinicians, remained significant (P = .05). This suggests that organizational culture affects subsequent clinician turnover primarily through its effect on job satisfaction. Organizational culture, in particular perceived effectiveness and communication, affects job satisfaction, which in turn affects clinician turnover in primary care pediatric practices. Strategies to improve job satisfaction through changes in organizational culture could potentially reduce clinician turnover. PMID:23804066

Hall, Charles B; Brazil, Kevin; Wakefield, Dorothy; Lerer, Trudy; Tennen, Howard

2010-04-01

217

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

218

Job satisfaction and publication output among librarians in Nigerian universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Survey data were used to determine the influence of job satisfaction on the publication output of librarians in Nigerian universities. A stratified random sampling method was used to select 202 librarians working in 22 out of the 35 university libraries in Nigeria. A multiple regression statistical analysis was employed to examine the influence of job satisfaction on publication output of

Olu Olat Lawal

1999-01-01

219

Job Satisfaction among Young European Higher Education Graduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

220

Understanding Job Satisfaction and its Relationship to Student Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

221

Study of Job Satisfaction among Elementary School Teachers in Shanghai  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

222

Professional Myopia: Job Satisfaction and the Management of Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

223

Factors influencing the job satisfaction of academics in higher  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract 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, research, community service, administration, compensation, promotions, university

S. Schulze

224

Elementary Teachers' Perceptions of Administrators and Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate administrative influence on teacher job satisfaction based on the perspectives of teachers using Frederick Herzberg, Bernard Mausner, and Barbara Snyderman's Two-Factor Theory on job satisfaction as the theoretical framework. This study also explored the administrative actions and behaviors that…

Davis, Christen M.

2012-01-01

225

Work Values and Job Satisfaction of Family Physicians  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

226

Predictors of Job Satisfaction among Selected Agriculture Faculty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

227

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

228

Antecedents and consequences of flight attendants' job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

YuKyoung Kim; Ki-Joon Back

2011-01-01

229

The Relationship of Engagement and Job Satisfaction in Working Samples  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study explored the factor structure of engagement and its relationship with job satisfaction. The authors hypothesize that work engagement comprises 3 constructs: vigor, dedication, and absorption. Using structural equation modeling, the authors analyze data from 3 archival data sets to determine the factor structure of engagement. In addition, they examine the hypothesis that engagement and job satisfaction are

Gene M. Alarcon; Joseph B. Lyons

2011-01-01

230

Working Conditions, Work Style, and Job Satisfaction among Albanian Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a study investigating the working conditions of Albanian teachers and their influence on job satisfaction. Indicates that, although the economic and physical conditions were worse than in other countries, levels of job satisfaction and engagement in classroom practices were high. Suggests that work efficiency is predicted by social…

Kloep, Marion; Tarifa, Fatos

1994-01-01

231

The use of the Job Satisfaction Scale in Slovenian companies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Job Satisfaction Scale was applied to a representative sample of 5.094 employees in 54 Slovenian companies. Appropriate metric characteristics and the possibility of insight into global job satisfaction as well as into its 15 aspects, speak for usefulness of this instrument. The quality of work life in Slovenian companies is also briefly described.

VID POGANIK

232

Tenure-Track Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey Institutional Report  

E-print Network

Tenure-Track Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey Institutional Report: University of North Carolina, and organizational climate and culture. This COACHE Tenure-Track Job Satisfaction Survey© provides academic leaders Method 2 Survey Results 4 How to Read This Report 5 Response Rate, Weight Scales, and Peer Group 6

Xie,Jiang (Linda)

233

A Study of Nurse Practitioner Job Satisfaction in Florida  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current shortage of staff nurses calls for studies that explore factors that lead to nurse retention. The purpose of this study was to employ survey research techniques to measure job satisfaction in a random statewide sample of Florida Nurse Practitioners. This study was a replication of Kacel, Miller, and Norris’s (2005) study, “Measurement of nurse practitioner job satisfaction in

Alison May

2008-01-01

234

Music therapists’ job satisfaction, collective self-esteem, and burnout  

Microsoft Academic Search

General references show that the type of professional identity known as collective self-esteem could be an important factor in professionals’ job satisfaction and burnout. However, little attention has been paid to identifying the interactions of these three variables in music therapy. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between music therapists’ job satisfaction, collective self-esteem, and burnout.

Youngshin Kim

235

Psychometric Evaluation of the Organizational Job Satisfaction Scale  

Microsoft Academic Search

Findings are reported from a replicated evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Organizational Job Satisfaction Scale. Data lend strong support for the scale which assesses four dimensions of organizationa l job satisfaction. Principal component factor analysis of data from two indepen- dent samples of urban staff registered nurses (RNs) (n = 496; n = 532) confirmed four dimensions of

Maranah A. Sauter; Diane Boyle; Debra Wallace; Janet L. Andrews; Marjorie S. Johnson; Sandra M. Edenfield; Rebecca Carr; Laura Campbell; Bernita K. Hamilton; Roma Lee Taunton

1997-01-01

236

Job satisfaction and quality management: an empirical analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Quality management requires increasing employee involvement that could empower employees, leading to employee and customer satisfaction. Although the literature describes a picture of increasing job demands and work intensification, the evidence of an association between employee job satisfaction and quality management remains mixed and narrow. The purpose of this paper is to investigate this link in the wider

Lilian M. de Menezes

2012-01-01

237

Job satisfaction and subjective health among sales managers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this study is to examine gender and age correlates of job satisfaction and to test the relationship between job satisfaction and subjective mental and physical health in a sample of sales managers. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Survey of 200 employees holding the managers' positions (105 men and 95 women) in sales' organizations across the biggest Lithuania's cities

Loreta Gustainien?; Auks? Endriulaitien?

2009-01-01

238

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

239

The relationship between job satisfaction and national culture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to focus on the relationship between job satisfaction and national culture. Many studies have reported differences in job satisfaction between countries but none has included national culture as a mediating variable. The paper seeks to attempt to do exactly that by relating data from the European Employee Index™ to Hofstede's national scores on five dimensions

Jacob Eskildsen; Kai Kristensen; Henrik Gjesing Antvor

2010-01-01

240

How Do Women Administrators View Job Satisfaction and Discrimination?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Women in educational administration in Texas, Florida, and Washington were surveyed as to their job satisfaction and career expectations. They expressed a high degree of job satisfaction. Relating well to people and self-fulfillment provide their greatest rewards. They do not view themselves as thwarted, over worked or ineffectual. (Author)

Cochran, Judith

1978-01-01

241

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Yong Han; Nada K. Kakabadse

2009-01-01

242

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.

243

Moderation of P-E Fit--Job Satisfaction Relations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

244

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

245

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

246

An experience-sampling measure of job satisfaction and its relationships with affectivity, mood at work, job beliefs, and general job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, we proposed an experience-sampling method of measuring job satisfaction, assessed the contributions of average levels of mood at work and job beliefs to the prediction of job satisfaction, and examined the role of mood in mediating the relationship between affectivity and job satisfaction. The study involved a three-phase multisource longitudinal design that included experience-sampling surveys in the

Remus Ilies; Timothy A. Judge

2004-01-01

247

Pediatric nurses' grief experience, burnout and job satisfaction.  

PubMed

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

248

Rorschach Responses Related to Vocational Interests and Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the vocational interests, Rorschach responses, and job satisfaction of a group of workers employed by the Federal government and engaged in routine clerical work. It attempted to discover whether those who professed greater satisfaction with their work could be distinguished on the clerical scale of the Strong Vocational Interest Blank from those who indicated less satisfaction. The

Solis L. Kates

1950-01-01

249

Determinants of job satisfaction among selected care providers in Kuwait.  

PubMed

The study reports job satisfaction among a sample of 370 physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and medical laboratory technologists in the Ministry of Health hospitals in Kuwait. Job satisfaction was measured using Dunnette's scale. The respondents in all four categories were satisfied with all aspects of their jobs except salary. The medical laboratory technologists were, however, dissatisfied with professional advancement as well. The physicians were found to be most satisfied, closely followed by nurses and pharmacists, while medical laboratory technologists were least satisfied. Multivariate analysis was used to assess the net effects of background and work environment characteristics on overall job satisfaction. Introduction to job, in-service training, and monthly income had significant positive effects on overall job satisfaction. These findings may have serious implications for health care delivery systems that recruit expatriate care providers. PMID:11398232

Shah, M A; Chowdhury, R I; al-Enezi, N; Shah, N M

2001-01-01

250

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

251

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Linda Serra Hagedorn

1996-01-01

252

Job satisfaction and disability: lower expectations about jobs or a matter of health?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article focuses on the analysis of the reported differentials of job satisfaction for disabled and non-disabled individuals.\\u000a Using the Spanish data of the European Community Household Panel during the period 1995–2001, we estimate a job satisfaction\\u000a equation for each group and evaluate job satisfaction differentials through the Oaxaca-Blinder methodology. The results show\\u000a that disabled individuals are more likely to

Ricardo Pagán; Miguel Ángel Malo

2009-01-01

253

Computer Usage and Job Satisfaction: An Empirical Exploration  

Microsoft Academic Search

On the basis of a survey of 1,300 employees from the Australian telecommunications industry, examines the impact of computer usage on job satisfaction. Results reveal that job satisfaction is positively influenced by the extent of computer usage, aspects of computer-related training and demographic characteristics such as tenure and job position. However, by catering for different areas of computer-usage and by

Rachid M. Zeffane

1994-01-01

254

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

PubMed

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

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

2012-01-01

255

Commitment Profiles: Combinations of Organizational Commitment Forms and Job Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wasti, S. Arzu

2005-01-01

256

Relationship of job characteristics to job involvement, satisfaction, and intrinsic motivation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Administered questionnaires to 291 scientists working in research and development laboratories. Results of a factor analysis indicate that job-involvement attitudes, higher order need-satisfaction attitudes, and intrinsic-motivation attitudes should be thought of as separate and distinct kinds of attitudes toward a job. These 3 types of attitudes related differentially to job design factors and to job behavior. Satisfaction proved to be

Edward E. Lawler; Douglas T. Hall

1970-01-01

257

Assessing the impact of organizational communication on job satisfaction and job performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present paper analyses the impact of organizational communication on job satisfaction and job performance. Data were collected\\u000a from 380 employees working at different managerial levels in various organizations in India by using Organizational Communication\\u000a Scale (Roberts & O’Reilly, 1974), Job Satisfaction Survey scale (Spector, 1985), and Job Performance scale (Rodwell, Kienzle\\u000a & Shadur, 1998). It was found that organizational

Vijai N. Giri; B. Pavan Kumar

2010-01-01

258

Rural Teacher Satisfaction: An Analysis of Beliefs and Attitudes of Rural Teachers' Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study analyzed teachers' beliefs and attitudes affecting job satisfaction in one small, rural Florida school district. This mixed methods study included a self-administered survey of Likert-type items measuring 20 factors for job satisfaction and individual semi-structured interviews and focus groups. Several issues related to dissatisfaction…

Huysman, John T.

2008-01-01

259

Examining the Job Search-Turnover Relationship: The Role of Embeddedness, Job Satisfaction, and Available Alternatives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined factors that may help explain under what conditions employee job search effort may most strongly (or weakly) predict subsequent turnover. As predicted, the job search-turnover relationship was stronger when employees had lower levels of job embeddedness and job satisfaction and higher levels of available alternatives. These…

Swider, Brian W.; Boswell, Wendy R.; Zimmerman, Ryan D.

2011-01-01

260

Global shifts : Changing job quality and job satisfaction determinants in socialist and post-socialist Hungary  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to extend Handel's intrinsic and extrinsic framework for understanding job characteristics and job satisfaction to the worker experience in socialist and post-socialist Hungary. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Non-panel longitudinal data from the International Social Survey Program (work orientations I and II: 1989 and 1997 – survey questions on job characteristics and job quality) are

Jonathan H. Westover

2010-01-01

261

Workplace Support, Role Overload, and Job Satisfaction of Direct Care Workers in Assisted Living?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study aims to enhance our understanding of job satisfaction of direct care workers in assisted living facilities. Low job satisfaction is related to high turnover rates and lower quality of care in assisted living. We integrate two theories of job satisfaction to investigate relationships among workplace support, role overload, and job satisfaction. Data are from a survey of 984

Rita Jing-Ann Chou; Stephanie A. Robert

2008-01-01

262

Projects for increasing job satisfaction and creating a healthy work environment.  

PubMed

Workplace culture is one of the biggest factors driving employee commitment and engagement. Multiple studies have shown that hospitals will perform better over time if employees are committed to their jobs and engaged in what they do. By creating and implementing multiple projects during a three-year period, a team at the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, increased job satisfaction. Projects included ensuring meal breaks were offered, creating a serenity area, developing the patient ambassador role, actively addressing bullying and unprofessional behavior, assigning a student mentee to work with staff members on culture change, offering regular fun activities, redesigning the unit, reorganizing schedules to reduce stress, implementing education and training initiatives, establishing a Unit Practice Council, and implementing reward and recognition programs. Survey results and anecdotal evidence suggest that these projects combined to increase employee satisfaction and employee retention rates. PMID:25453685

Brunges, Michele; Foley-Brinza, Christine

2014-12-01

263

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2014-01-01

264

Education and Job Satisfaction: Are Baccalaureate Nurses More Satisfied with Their Jobs?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was done to learn about relative job satisfaction among nurses with baccalaureate degrees compared to nurses with associate nursing degrees. A job satisfaction survey was mailed in the summer of 1988 to a selected sample of 480 nursing graduates of a regional southeastern university. Seventy-two baccalaureate and 50 associate degree nurses…

Wright, Virginia B.; And Others

265

Academic job satisfaction questionnaire: Construction and validation in Saudi Arabia  

PubMed Central

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

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

2011-01-01

266

The effect of people-related TQM practices on job satisfaction: a hierarchical model  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents the findings of a study which examined the relationship between people-related elements of total quality management (TQM) practices and employees’ job satisfaction. Data were collected from 201 employees across 23 organisations in Victoria, Australia. Using structural equation modelling (SEM), TQM was operationalised as a second-order latent variable measured by five first-order factors (top management commitment, empowerment, training,

Daniel I. Prajogo; Brian K. Cooper

2010-01-01

267

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

268

Job Satisfaction of Female Workers in Different Garments Factories in Dhaka City: An Intertemporal Comparison  

Microsoft Academic Search

** Abstract: Job satisfaction is an attitude that reflects the extent to which an individual is gratified by or fulfilled in his\\/her job. It is an affective or emotional response toward various facets of one's job. This meaning of job satisfaction implies that job satisfaction is not a unitary concept. Rather a person can be relatively satisfied with one aspect

S. M. Ikhtiar Alam; Mostafa Kamal

2006-01-01

269

Racial Differences in Job Satisfaction: An Explanatory Model  

E-print Network

is larger and White employees have tended to be relatively more satisfied than Black employees over the years, with maximal White advantage occurring at the present day. This study further attempts to investigate race effects on job satisfaction through...

Rodriguez, Jennifer Marie

2011-02-22

270

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Job Satisfaction Characteristics Among Pharmacy Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

271

Teacher Job Satisfaction in a Year-Round School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

272

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

PubMed

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

Bester, C L; Mouton, T

2006-08-01

273

Nurses’ perception of ethical climate and job satisfaction  

PubMed Central

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

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

2012-01-01

274

Job Satisfaction, Disgruntlement and Insider Risk  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2010-01-01

275

Job satisfaction among psychiatric registered nurses in New England.  

PubMed

This research used Herzberg et al.'s two-factor theory as a framework with which to examine job satisfaction in a sample of 161 registered psychiatric nurses in the states of Connecticut, Maine and Massachusetts (USA). Weiss et al.'s Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire short form was used to measure possible relationships between ability utilization, compensation, co-workers, achievement and job satisfaction. Findings support Herzberg et al.'s theory, showing moderate correlations among nurses' ability utilization, achievement and job satisfaction. Mean general satisfaction of respondents was closer to satisfied than neutral; respondents indicated greatest satisfaction with ability utilization (86%) and achievement (83%); 67% were satisfied with co-workers, and 52% with compensation. Respondents were least satisfied with compensation, with 14% indicating that they were very dissatisfied. Although compensation was an issue, it is possible that other factors, such as safety, management conflict, and balancing the needs of job and family, if addressed, may help increase job satisfaction and retention of psychiatric nursing staff. PMID:18454822

Sharp, T P

2008-06-01

276

Influences of Workplace Conditions on Teachers' Job Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Used data from the New Brunswick Elementary School Study to examine how teacher professional satisfaction related to background characteristics and workplace conditions. Female teachers had more job satisfaction than males. Teachers who stayed in the profession longer were less satisfied with their professional role. Workplace conditions…

Ma, Xin; MacMillan, Robert B.

1999-01-01

277

Explaining Changes in Mothers' Job Satisfaction Following Childbirth.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Holtzman, Mellisa; Glass, Jennifer

1999-01-01

278

Administrative Staff Council Job Satisfaction Survey Results Overview  

E-print Network

1 Administrative Staff Council Job Satisfaction Survey Results Overview April 2, 2012 Population for staff) #12;2 o Employee evaluations are inconsistent, sometimes not done at all, or employees do the survey for possible implementation. #12;3 1. Please indicate your level of satisfaction with each item

Moore, Paul A.

279

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

280

Job Satisfaction of Employees at a Christian University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of this quantitative study, a survey questionnaire was mailed out to 835 university employees to measure levels of overall, intrinsic, and extrinsic job satisfaction. The survey included items of the Professional Satisfaction Scale, an instrument developed according to Herzberg's two-factor theory. Responses were measured on a 5-point…

Schroder, Ralph

2008-01-01

281

Effects of community characteristics on measures of job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Data concerning various aspects of female clerical workers' job satisfaction and group productivity were gathered from the employees of 300 catalog order establishments. Measures were also obtained of the prosperity, unemployment, slums, productive farming, and decrepitude of the communities in which the catalog order establishments were located. Analysis of these data indicated: (1) average satisfaction scores and group productivity were

Charles L. Hulin

1966-01-01

282

A Short-Form Measure of Dentists' Job Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A 14-item instrument, the Dentist Satisfaction Survey-14, a form of a previously validated instrument, is described. Use with 522 dentists, and 29 in a follow-up, indicates that the short form is a parsimonious tool for general evaluation of dentists' job satisfaction. (SLD)

Rabiner, Donna J.; And Others

1994-01-01

283

An analysis of burnout and job satisfaction among Turkish special school headteachers and teachers, and the factors effecting their burnout and job satisfaction  

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This study explores issues of burnout and job satisfaction among special school headteachers and teachers in Turkey. The purpose of the study is to determine whether there is a difference between headteachers' and teachers' burnout and job satisfaction in terms of work status, gender and work experiences, and to analyse the factors effecting their burnout and job satisfaction. In this

Hakan Sari

2004-01-01

284

Relation of job search and choice process with subsequent satisfaction  

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This study examined whether how one goes about searching for and choosing a job relates to later job satisfaction. Contrary to Wilson and Schooler's [J. Personality Soc. Psychol. 60 (1991) 181] disruption hypothesis, the results suggested that people who engaged in a careful and deliberate search and choice process were more satisfied than people who used a more haphazard or

Craig D. Crossley; Scott Highhouse

2005-01-01

285

Ethical conflict and job satisfaction of public relations practitioners  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study attempted to explore the linkage between ethical conflict and job satisfaction, causes of ethical conflicts, and consequences of job dissatisfaction of public relations practitioners. The findings show that many practitioners confirmed the existence of ethical conflict in their workplace and suggest that ethical challenges are largely triggered by top management's ethical standard. Although practitioners resolved conflicts by leaving

Jin-Ae Kang

2010-01-01

286

Assistant Principal Job Satisfaction and Desire To Become Principals.  

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

Oliver, Ronald

2003-01-01

287

Measuring Job Satisfaction of the Community College Staff  

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A search of the literature, and a study of various motivational factors involved in job performance led to the development of an instrument which administrators can use to evaluate job satisfaction at their schools. A list of 19 references and the developed survey instrument are appended. (NHM)

Wood, Olin R.

1976-01-01

288

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

289

DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPACT MEASURE OF JOB SATISFACTION: THE ABRIDGED JOB DESCRIPTIVE INDEX  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Job Descriptive Index is a popular measure of job satisfaction with five subscales containing 72 items. A national sample (n = 1,534) and a sample of university workers (n = 636) supported development of an abridged version of the Job Descriptive Index (AJDI) containing a total of 25 items. A systematic scale-reduction technique was employed with the first sample

JEFFREY M. STANTON; EVAN F. SINAR; WILLIAM K. BALZER; AMANDA L. JULIAN; PAUL THORESEN; SHAHNAZ AZIZ; GWENITH G. FISHER; PATRICIA C. SMITH

2001-01-01

290

Is Informality a good Measure of Job Quality? Evidence from Job Satisfaction Data1  

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The formality status of a job is the most widely used indicator of job quality in developing countries. However, a number of studies argue that, at least for some workers, the informality status may be driven by choice rather than exclusion. This paper uses job satisfaction data from three low income countries (Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador) to assess whether

Carmen Pagés; Lucia Madrigal

291

Is Informality a Good Measure of Job Quality? Evidence from Job Satisfaction Data  

Microsoft Academic Search

The formality status of a job is the most widely used indicator of job quality in developing countries. However, a number of studies argue that, at least for some workers, the informality status may be driven by choice rather than exclusion. This paper uses job satisfaction data from three low-income countries (Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador) to assess whether informal

Carmen Pagés-Serra; Lucia Madrigal

2008-01-01

292

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Bilha Mannheim; Yehuda Baruch; Joseph Tal

1997-01-01

293

The effect of workplace relationships on employee job satisfaction for 25 to 35 year olds  

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Work and job satisfaction has been shown to impact upon an individual's mental and physical health and overall satisfaction with life. Previous research into employee job satisfaction has explored workers' relationships to their work tasks and their organisation. Less research has been conducted into the impact an individual's workplace relationships has on their level of job satisfaction, with even less

Richard J. Harmer; Bruce M. Findlay

294

Contribution of job satisfaction to happiness of Asian Americans.  

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

Weaver, C N

2001-08-01

295

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

296

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

297

Measurement of human service staff satisfaction: Development of the Job Satisfaction Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

The development of the Job Satisfaction Survey (JSS), a nine-subscale measure of employee job satisfaction applicable specifically to human service, public, and nonprofit sector organizations, is described. The item selection, item analysis, and determination of the final 36-item scale are also described, and data on reliability and validity and the instrument's norms are summarized, lncluded are a multitrait-multimethod analysis of

Paul E. Spector

1985-01-01

298

Job Attitudes of Workers with Two Jobs  

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

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

2004-01-01

299

Examining the job search-turnover relationship: the role of embeddedness, job satisfaction, and available alternatives.  

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This study examined factors that may help explain under what conditions employee job search effort may most strongly (or weakly) predict subsequent turnover. As predicted, the job search-turnover relationship was stronger when employees had lower levels of job embeddedness and job satisfaction and higher levels of available alternatives. These findings suggest that there may be a number of factors interacting to influence employees' turnover decisions, indicating greater complexity to the process than described in prominent sequential turnover models. PMID:21142342

Swider, Brian W; Boswell, Wendy R; Zimmerman, Ryan D

2011-03-01

300

Job Satisfaction of Home Health Satisfaction Workers in the Environment of Cost Containment  

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This national survey examined the job satisfaction of 228 home health social workers in the restrictive reimbursement environment of the Medicare interim payment system. Administrators' helpfulness in resolving ethical conflicts between patient access to services and agency financial priorities contributed significantly to greater satisfaction in…

Egan, Marcia; Kadushin, Goldie

2004-01-01

301

Core self-evaluations in Japan: relative effects on job satisfaction, life satisfaction, and happiness  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary The present study tested, in a non-Western culture (Japan), the relative validity in predicting job satisfaction, life satisfaction, and happiness of core self-evaluations (CSE), positive and negative affectivity (PA\\/NA), and the Neutral Objects Satisfaction Questionnaire (NOSQ). Consistent with previous results in primarily Western cultures, the four lower-order traits that comprise CSE—self-esteem, generalized self-efficacy, locus of control, and neuroticism— indicated

Ronald F. Piccolo; Timothy A. Judge; Koji Takahashi; Naotaka Watanabe; Edwin A. Locke

2005-01-01

302

Job satisfaction of rural public and home health nurses.  

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Based on Vroom's expectancy theory, this study was conducted to identify differences in job satisfaction between nurses working in public health settings, and staff nurses and administrators working in both settings. Questionnaires containing an adaptation of a job satisfaction scale were mailed to all 258 registered nurses practicing in public health and home health settings (response rate 57%) in a rural midwestern state. Respondents were asked to rate their satisfaction with various dimensions of their jobs, as well as how important each aspect was to them. Although both groups of nurses reported low satisfaction with salary, public health nurses were significantly less satisfied with their salaries than were home health nurses (F = 32.96, P < or = 0.001); home health nurses, however, were significantly less satisfied with benefits/rewards (F = 11.85, P < or = 0.001), task requirements (F = 8.37, P < or = 0.05), and professional status (F = 5.30, P < or = 0.05). Although administrators did not differ significantly from staff nurses on job satisfaction, they did perceive organizational climate (F = 4.50, P < or = 0.05) to be an important feature of satisfaction. These differences may be partially explained by divergent salaries, roles, and responsibilities between public health and home health nurses. PMID:8516258

Juhl, N; Dunkin, J W; Stratton, T; Geller, J; Ludtke, R

1993-03-01

303

Investigating the Relationship Between Quality of Life, Job Satisfaction, Functional Ability, and Job Performance of Supported Employees  

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This study measured the quality of life, job satisfaction, functional ability, and job performance of 40 people with developmental disabilities receiving supported employment services from a north Florida provider. Quality of life and job satisfaction were assessed via interviews with supported employees, using the Quality of Life Questionnaire (QOL.Q; Schalock & Keith, 1993a) and the Job Descriptive Index (JDI; Smith,

Lori Ann Noonan Garcia

2003-01-01

304

Measuring job satisfaction in residential aged care  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background. Staff satisfaction has received increasing recognition as an important factor influencing service quality and in particular the quality of residents' lives in residential aged care facilities, where staff typically have a long-term and close relationship with residents. Consequently, a valid and reliable instrument is required to assess staff satisfaction in this particular context. Objective. This paper aims to assess

SHU-CHIUNG CHOU; DUNCAN P. BOLDY; ANDY H. LEE

2002-01-01

305

Psychological Well-Being and Job Satisfaction as Predictors of Job Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The happy–productive worker hypothesis has most often been examined in organizational research by correlating job satisfaction to performance. Recent research has expanded this to include measures of psychological well-being. However, to date, no field research has provided a comparative test of the relative contribution of job satisfaction and psychological well-being as predictors of employee performance. The authors report 2 field

Thomas A. Wright; Russell Cropanzano

2000-01-01

306

A cross-lagged regression test of the relationships between job tension and employee satisfaction  

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129 nursing employees completed the Job Descriptive Index and a measure of job-related tension twice at a 5-mo interval. Findings suggest that job tension and overall satisfaction were reciprocally caused. Consideration of specific facets of satisfaction revealed differing causal influences; dissatisfaction with work and with physicians preceded job tension, whereas dissatisfaction with supervision and with pay resulted from job tension.

Thomas S. Bateman; Stephen Strasser

1983-01-01

307

Job and life satisfaction among remote physicians in Taiwan.  

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To determine the nature and current level of job and life satisfaction among remote physicians in Taiwan, 115 physicians practicing in 31 aboriginal townships and on 3 offshore islands were interviewed through a mail survey. Out of 95 respondents, 93% were male. The average age was 46.0 years, and 82% of the physicians practiced only primary care. About half of the respondents had not received any residency training prior to their beginning practice. Physicians aboriginal areas and on offshore islands appear to be moderately satisfied with their jobs and with their lives in general. In aggregate, the areas of greatest job satisfaction included their contacts with other physicians and their relationships with other health care workers. Areas of least satisfaction included physicians' salary/income and their opportunities for promotion in the future. Most respondents felt that the greatest causes of work stress were the realities of medical practice and the time pressures. Areas of least stress included clinical competence/interpersonal relations and anxieties about the future. In aggregate, the areas of lowest life satisfaction included the physicians' incomes and the lack of leisure activities. It is suggested that a family practice residency training course prior to practice and access to continuing medical education programs are urgently needed for remote physicians in Taiwan. On the other hand, economic incentives seem to be the best strategy to increase the job and life satisfaction of these physicians. PMID:1681020

Lee, M C; Chou, M C

1991-07-01

308

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

309

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

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

Yingyan Wang; Charles A. OReilly III

2010-01-01

310

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

311

Sources of Job Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction Among Public School Music Educators  

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The purpose of the present study was to identify the elements of job satisfaction and dissatisfaction as a means of better understanding causes of eustress and distress in public school music educators. More specifically, job satisfaction...

Allen, Ashley Diane

2014-12-31

312

Career patterns and job satisfaction of Canadian nurse educators.  

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The purpose of this study was to describe the career patterns and job satisfaction of Ontario university and college nurse educators. A descriptive survey design was employed using mailed questionnaires. The sample comprised 60 nurse educators, 30 from three universities and 30 from three colleges. Forty-four returned the completed questionnaire, giving a response rate of 73%. The variables about the career patterns and goals of the nurse educators included their past and present job satisfaction. Career patterns were described as stable, double-track, interrupted and unstable. Similarities and differences were compared and described in relation to these factors. Significant differences in job satisfaction were found between university and college faculty on nine of the 36 job characteristics (for example, leadership style, independence, autonomy and salary). There were no significant differences in job satisfaction for each of the career patterns and the selected demographic variables of age, years in nursing education, educational level and salary between the university and college faculty. PMID:1506536

Barrett, M C; Goldenberg, D; Faux, S

1992-08-01

313

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

314

Leading Classical Christian Schools: Job satisfaction, job efficacy, and career aspirations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Little is known about Classical Christian Schools in the United States and about their leaders. This study describes the headmasters of such schools and their sense of job satisfaction, job efficacy, and career aspirations. ^ An original survey instrument CACHE (Classical and Christian Headmasters Exploration©) measured the respondents' personal and professional demographics, school district profiles, roles, leadership styles, relationships with

Eileen Joy Dietrich

2010-01-01

315

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

316

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

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of satisfac- tion with Herzberg's motivators and hygienes will be determined by a ten-. point satisfaction scale. The scores for each factor will be correlated with overall job satisfaction and overall job dissatisfaction as determined by a ten... with suoeriors and peers), Satisfaction with the 10 job factors was measured by asking the Ss to indicate on a scale from 0 to 10 the degree of satisfaction each job factor contributes to their job. In order to assess overall job satisfaction, Ss in the group...

Metoskie, John Arthur

1971-01-01

317

A national study of job satisfaction and burnout among perfusionists.  

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A national qualitative survey of perfusionists to assess their level of job stress, career satisfaction, and burnout in various organizational settings was performed. The hypothesis for this study is incorporated into the following research questions. First, is there an association between job satisfaction and burnout among perfusionists? Second, is there an association between level of burnout and intention to leave their job or profession among perfusionists? Third, is there a difference in job satisfaction and burnout across different organizational affiliations of perfusionists? Invitations to participate in the survey were sent by electronic mail to the 1478 AmSECT members with an e-mail address. To categorize perfusionists, the Phase Model of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) was used. It is based on the Maslach Model, but extends it by suggesting the order of severity in which persons experience burnout. Two hundred eighty-three responses were received, with the following results. As burnout increases, job satisfaction decreases. As burnout pressure increases from low to high, it is associated with a greater intention of perfusionists to leave their jobs for a lateral move or demotion within 6 months. There is insufficient evidence to show a difference between employee satisfaction and burnout based on organizational affiliation. The perfusionists who answered the inquiry seem to be clear about their role at work, to have adequate resources, and to feel they are treated fairly by supervisors. Organizational climate, communication, training, participation, trust, and culture are evaluated positively. Although the respondents considered interdepartmental communication adequate, higher management or corporate communication is portrayed as needing improvement. When the MBI scores are divided into the eight phases and then compressed into the three subphases, 42% of the perfusionists surveyed are categorized as low burnouts, 20% of the perfusionists as moderately burned out, and 38% were in the high burnout group. It will be important to use this information as a benchmark and follow the profession as it changes over the next few years. PMID:15095840

Ames, Mary Murphey; Kilpatrick, Anne Osborne; Zoller, James; Sistino, Joseph J; Blackwell, Mindy; Acsell, Jeffrey

2004-03-01

318

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

319

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

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

Wilkinson, Alvin D.; Wagner, Robert M.

1993-01-01

320

Affect and Job Satisfaction: A Study of Their Relationship at Work and at Home  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors investigated 2 broad issues: (a) across- and within-individual relationships between mood and job satisfaction and (b) spillover in moods experienced at work and at home. Using an experience-sampling methodology, they collected multisource data from a sample of 74 working individuals. Multilevel results revealed that job satisfaction affected positive mood after work and that the spillover of job satisfaction

Timothy A. Judge; Remus Ilies

2004-01-01

321

Replicating and Extending Past Personality\\/Job Satisfaction Meta-Analyses  

Microsoft Academic Search

A meta-analysis summarizing results of 187 studies reporting cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between job satisfaction and personality is described. The Big Five factor of Neuroticism related most strongly and negatively to job satisfaction (?.25), with the other factors ranging from .16 (Conscientiousness) to ?.02 (Openness to Experience). Job satisfaction was positively related to internal locus of control (LOC), positive affectivity,

Valentina Bruk-Lee; Haitham A. Khoury; Ashley E. Nixon; Angeline Goh; Paul E. Spector

2009-01-01

322

The Role of Participation in Decision-Making in the Organizational Politics-Job Satisfaction Relationship  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study examined the impact participation in decision-making (PDM) had on the relationship between perceptions of organizational politics and expressions of job satisfaction among 1251 public sector employees. We hypothesized that perceptions of organizational politics would reduce job satisfaction and that the detrimental effect of poltics on job satisfaction would be weakest among workers who engage in consensus decision-making

L. A. Witt; Martha C. Andrews; K. Michele Kacmar

2000-01-01

323

Leadership behaviors of school principals in relation to teacher job satisfaction in north Cyprus  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study determines leadership behaviors of public school principals as perceived by public school teachers in relation to teacher job satisfaction in Northern Cyprus. Teachers’ perceptions of their school principals’ leadership behavior was measured by the Leadership Behavior Description Questionnaire (LBDQ). Teachers’ expressed job satisfaction level was measured by the Mohrman-Cooke-Mohrman Job Satisfaction Scales (MCMJSS). A Linear Regression analysis proved

Mine Sancar

2009-01-01

324

Nurses' job satisfaction in their early career: is it the same for all branches of nursing?  

Microsoft Academic Search

AIM: To develop an early career job satisfaction instrument that is valid and reliable across the four UK nursing branches. BACKGROUND: Contemporary instruments are required to measure nurse job satisfaction and to explore potential links with quality of care and retention. METHOD(S): Factor analysis was used to explore and test the stability of job satisfaction components across branches and over

TREVOR MURRELLS; SARAH ROBINSON; P. Griffiths

2009-01-01

325

Intention to leave or remain: Testing the different effects of perceived organizational support and job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Through one survey of 206 employees from diverse geographical areas in China, this study investigated the relationship among perceived organizational support, job satisfaction, intention to leave and intention to remain. The aim is to test the different effects of perceived organizational support and job satisfaction in predicting turnover intention and intention to remain. Results show that both job satisfaction and

Meng Xiang-ju

2010-01-01

326

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

327

Seattle Pacific University's School of Education 2011-12 Graduate Program Satisfaction and Job Placement Report  

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Satisfaction: Job Placement Information Last updated: March, 2013 #12;On a scale of 1-5 (1=strongly disagree, 5Seattle Pacific University's School of Education 2011-12 Graduate Program Satisfaction and Job Placement Report Program satisfaction and job placement information is provided for the following SOE

Nelson, Tim

328

The Relationship between Social Capital in Hospitals and Physician Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

329

DESIGNING A MEASURE OF JOB SATISFACTION FOR POLICING: A RESERACH NOTE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the 1930s, the formal study of job satisfaction has become extremely popular. The result of this popularity has led to the creation of a number of job satisfaction measures. Despite the availability of these measures, there does not appear to be one that is directly related to job satisfaction among police officers. This paper describes the creation of a

M. L. Dantzker

1993-01-01

330

Understanding Employee Job Satisfaction: The Importance of Procedural and Distributive Justice  

Microsoft Academic Search

The importance of perceived fair treatment and its effect on employee job satisfaction cannot be overlooked. Hierarchical regression analyses revealed that structural procedural justice, interpersonal procedural justice, and distributive justice each accounted for significant unique variance in employee job satisfaction. In addition, when job satisfaction was regressed on all three types of organizational justice, all three justice perceptions significantly predicted

Stephen P. Schappe

1998-01-01

331

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

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

Rose, Michael

332

JOB SATISFACTION EXPERIENCED BY CAREER ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ) was used to examine the level of job satisfaction experienced by career assistant principals and whether gender, school level, or career aspirations impacted that job satisfaction. Then, a list of duties commonly performed by assistant principals was created and respondents were asked to use a Likert scale to indicate the level of satisfaction they received

BARBARA F. HALL

333

Investing job satisfaction of teachers in Karachi, Pakistan: A survey study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Job satisfaction is an important but a very complex issue, as it is all about human behavior, which is difficult to measure (Saiti, 2007). Knowledge of an employees' level of satisfaction is important for both the organization and the employee because of its (job satisfaction) association with workplace productivity. Furthermore, the knowledge of employees' lack of satisfaction with certain facets

Fida Ali

2008-01-01

334

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

PubMed

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

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

2013-01-01

335

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

336

Teacher Job Satisfaction and Burnout Viewed through Social Comparisons  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

337

Job Satisfaction among Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of 133 industrial technical teacher educators found that demographic factors (age, years in position, years in teacher education) explain only a small amount of variance in job satisfaction. Results were similar to a 1997 sample, except the current group was more satisfied with the nature of work and less with operating conditions.…

Brewer, Ernest W.; McMahan-Landers, Jama

2003-01-01

338

Job Satisfaction and Career Persistence of Beginning Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

339

Nursing Home Work Practices and Nursing Assistants' Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

340

Teachers Job Satisfaction and Motivation for School Effectiveness: An Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ololube, Nwachukwu Prince

2006-01-01

341

Does TQM influence employees' job satisfaction? An empirical case analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to examine employees' perceptions of TQM practices and its impact on job satisfaction within a large Malaysian outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) organization. Despite extensive research on TQM practices, none examines this scope of investigative study. Therefore, the proposed model was developed with the intention of examining this relationship. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Original research using

Keng Boon Ooi; Nooh Abu Bakar; Veeri Arumugam; Lorraine Vellapan; Alex Kim Yin Loke

2007-01-01

342

Teacher Burnout and Job Satisfaction among Agricultural Education Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The demands on teachers both in and out of classrooms combined with increased budget cuts have led many to question the levels of job satisfaction and burnout among agricultural education teachers. The purpose of this study was to describe the occurrence of burnout and the level at which burnout exists among agricultural education teachers in…

Chenevey, Jamie L.; Ewing, John C.; Whittington, M. Susie

2008-01-01

343

Exploring the Relationship between Teacher Empowerment and Teacher Job Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The assumption that as teacher empowerment increases in restructuring schools teacher job satisfaction will increase was explored in a study using a large sample of classroom teachers working in schools initiating self-designed restructuring efforts. Study participants were 10,544 classroom teachers working in 307 Venture Capital Schools funded to…

Klecker, Beverly; Loadman, William E.

344

Creating job satisfaction in Africa: A case study from Mozambique  

Microsoft Academic Search

How to set up successful multicultural human resource management programmes remains a contentious issue. This study examined variables that influenced job satisfaction in the workforce of a multinational company operating in Mozambique. It took a mixed methods approach and analysed case study data using a combination of content, thematic, descriptive and statistical techniques. The results indicate that the level of

Kurt Sartorius; Andres Merino de la Nuez; Teresa Carmichael

2011-01-01

345

Job Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction of Nonpublic School Administrators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose. The purpose of this study was to (a) identify sources of job satisfaction/dissatisfaction in selected nonpublic schools that serve exceptional special education students in California; (b) identify the sources of dissatisfaction; (c) ascertain any significant difference between male and female perceptions of the…

Houpt, Jessica Jean

2009-01-01

346

Job Satisfaction Characteristics of Higher Education Faculty by Race  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

347

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

348

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

349

The Community Education Coordinator: Sources of Job Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The determination of those factors of motivation and hygiene which led to job satisfaction/dissatisfaction of forty-five randomly selected community education coordinators in six mid-Atlantic states was the primary purpose of this interview-oriented research study. A second purpose was to examine the relationship between age, gender, marital…

Sheppard, Bunny G.

350

Job Satisfaction among Fishers in the Dominican Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ruiz, Victor

2012-01-01

351

Job Satisfaction in the Shrimp Trawl Fisheries of Vietnam  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sinh, Le Xuan

2012-01-01

352

Job Satisfaction in the Shrimp Trawl Fisheries of Chennai, India  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Shrimp trawling represents an important fishing metier in South India, generating high levels of employment and economic value. It is also a contested metier, ostensibly contributing to environmental degradation and social inequality. This paper investigates the job satisfaction of crew members (captains and workers) on board the shrimp trawlers…

Bavinck, Maarten

2012-01-01

353

Job Satisfaction in the Coastal Pelagic Fisheries of Senegal  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The marine fishery in Senegal, West Africa, is a major source of employment and food security. It currently faces the consequences of ecological degradation. This paper examines job satisfaction among small-scale purse seine fishers, who constitute one of the dominant fishing metiers in Senegal. The research sample consists of 80 purse seine…

Sall, Aliou

2012-01-01

354

The Relationship between Teacher Job Satisfaction and Principal Leadership Style.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Heller, H. William; And Others

1993-01-01

355

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2004-01-01

356

Insomnia, Emotions, and Job Satisfaction: A Multilevel Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Brent A. Scott; Timothy A. Judge

2006-01-01

357

Cultural heritage and job satisfaction in Eastern and Western Europe  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to contribute to the growing body of empirical evaluations of subjective wellbeing by assessing the impact of basic cultural values and beliefs on job satisfaction across 20 countries in Eastern and Western Europe. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Basic cultural values and beliefs are defined by reference to traditional vs secular values and survival vs self-expression values, respectively.

Scott Fargher; Stefan Kesting; Thomas Lange; Gail Pacheco

2008-01-01

358

Increasing job satisfaction: coaching with evidence-based interventions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Positive psychology offers a number of tools that coaches can use with groups and individuals to raise job satisfaction and engagement. This article describes ways to apply five empirically validated positive interventions: searching for the positive core; intentionally increasing positive emotion; establishing conditions for flow; handling negatives more resiliently; and celebrating positives more effectively. Explanation of each intervention includes its

Kathryn Britton

2008-01-01

359

Validity of job satisfaction survey scale in Chinese  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this study is to examine the factor structure of the scale of Job Satisfaction Survey (JSS), and its divergent and convergent validity in Chinese population. Data were collected with JSS from 1073 urban employees in Liaoning. Four alternative models were tested with confirmatory factor analysis. The first two models are models validated in the US, while the

Luan Xiu-yun; Zhai Qing-guo; Yang Yu-wen; Wang Zhi-hong; Zhai Yu-bo

2010-01-01

360

Motivation and Job Satisfaction of Catholic School Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Convey, John J.

2014-01-01

361

Issues & Job Satisfaction: A Comparison of LSU Teaching and  

E-print Network

Issues & Job Satisfaction: A Comparison of LSU Teaching and Research Faculty Members Richard Vlosky/Chi-Square: Categorical Variables · One-Way ANOVA: Likert-type Scale Variables · Significance Tested at 0.05 Statistical=360) Teaching 50%/50% Research 1 1 1 2 2 23 3 3 10 10 10 11 11 1112 1212 #12;5-Point Scale: 1

362

Development of a female Faces Scale for measuring job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Describes the development of a female version of T. Kunin's male Faces Scale, a measure of job satisfaction. Developmental and validation data from 118 undergraduates and 103 employees of a pharmaceutical firm show that male and female versions of the Faces Scale can be used with male or female Ss without biasing the data.

Randall B. Dunham; Jeanne B. Herman

1975-01-01

363

Is job satisfaction U-shaped in age?  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is generally believed that job satisfaction increases linearly with age. However, there are persuasive arguments, and some empirical evidence, that the relationship is U- shaped, declining from a moderate level in the early years of employment and then increasing steadily up to retirement. This paper investigates that relationship, using sur- vey responses from a large sample of British employees.

Andrew Clark; Andrew Oswald; Peter Warr

1995-01-01

364

Cognition vs Affect in Measures of Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors find reasons to question whether conventional measures of job satisfaction capture the original conception of ‘morale’. In particular, evidence suggests that these measures reflect primarily cognitive evaluation rather than affective state or hedonic tone. Recent developments indicate that cognitive and affective systems may be somewhat independent of each other. Questions are raised concerning the appropriate means of measuring

Dennis W. Organ

1985-01-01

365

Job Satisfaction and Temperament Structure of Gifted People  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article focuses on the problems of adults who in secondary school were high ability learners. The main point of interest of the research presented here is job satisfaction among gifted people and their temperament structure. The authors are interested whether there exist correlations between the investigated variables both in the entire group…

Siekanska, Malgorzata; Sekowski, Andrzej

2006-01-01

366

Faculty Job Satisfaction: Women and Minorities in Peril. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brief paper summarizes a full length report of the same title on the faculty job satisfaction of women and minorities. In light of probable faculty shortages in the coming decades and the need for increasingly diverse college faculty, institutions must make faculty positions attractive to women and minorities. Current trends, low faculty…

Tack, Martha W.; Patitu, Carol L.

367

Assessing Job Satisfaction among Alabama's Community College Faculty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Howton, Russell Warren

2009-01-01

368

The Impact of Satisfaction, Trust, and Relationship Value on Commitment: Theoretical Considerations and Empirical Results  

Microsoft Academic Search

Commitment is as an essential ingredient for successful long-term relationships. Developing a customer's commitment in business relationships does pay off in increased profits, customer retention, willingness to refer and recommend. Relationship marketing literature suggests customer satisfaction and trust as major determinants of commitment. Recently, practitioners and scholars have identified customer value as a pivotal issue in the management of business

Achim Walter; Thilo A. Mueller; Gabriele Helfert

369

Contributors to dentists' job satisfaction and quality of life.  

PubMed

Every career has the potential for producing personal satisfaction and dissatisfaction, and much of that assessment is dependent on what an individual values in life. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that contribute to dentists' job satisfaction and the overall quality of their lives. Multiple regression analysis was performed to find the best set of predictor variables. After controlling for age, sex, and length of time in practice, the combination of variables that best predicted overall job satisfaction was income, respect, and patient relations (R2 = 57%). The combination of variables that best predicted overall quality of life, after again controlling for age, sex, and length of time in practice were income, professional time, and personal time (R2 = 83%). Although over half of the dentists surveyed are satisfied with their career, they are dissatisfied with their level of stress, professional environment (threat of malpractice litigation), and amount of personal time. Implications and recommendations are discussed. PMID:9448340

Logan, H L; Muller, P J; Berst, M R; Yeaney, D W

1997-01-01

370

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

371

A comprehensive program to increase job satisfaction among pharmacy technicians.  

PubMed

A multifaceted personnel management and continuing education program specifically designed to provide job satisfaction for the pharmacy technician is described. Turnover among technicians is often higher than for other personnel categories. One interpretation of a high turnover rate is that it is a direct indication of job dissatisfaction and disillusionment on the part of technicians towards their career potential. Several approaches were initiated at the Rhode Island Hospital to increase job satisfaction among pharmacy technicians and to assist the pharmacy department in stabilizing this category to reflect a more satisfactory turnover rate. These were: (1) initiating a comprehensive continuing education program; (2) establishing a "career ladder" by developing an advanced level of pharmacy technicians; (3) incorporating technicians in a concept of participative management within the department; (4) increasing job responsibilities as new programs are developed; (5) rotating assignments and responsibilities to foster flexibility and interest. The programs enumerated have made a significant contribution toward increasing the stability and job satisfaction of the technician category. The success of the measures described is reflected in the average tenure of an individual in the technician category, which is 41.9 months. PMID:10257185

Mahoney, C D; Gallina, J N; Jeffrey, L P

1982-10-01

372

Addressing Problems of Conceptualization and Construct Validity in Researching Teachers' Job Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ambiguity in the meaning of job satisfaction has caused construct validity problems in research. A series of small-scale studies of teachers suggested a distinction between job fulfillment and job comfort as well as a need for understanding how job satisfaction is interpreted by researchers. (SK)

Evans, Linda

1997-01-01

373

A Conceptual Framework for Monitoring Job Satisfactions in On-Going Organizations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One instrument, the Job Descriptive Index (JDI), used for indexing job satisfaction is described in this paper. The techniques for analyzing and using the data collected by administering this instrument are also presented. The JDI measures job satisfaction in the areas of pay, promotion, supervision, work, and people on the job. This paper…

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

374

Job Tenure as a Moderator of the Relationship Between Autonomy and Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which job tenure moderates the relationship between autonomy and job satisfaction. Autonomy was operationally defined using Breaugh's (1985) work autonomy scale, which measures three facets of autonomy, while job satisfaction was measured using three scales from the Job Descriptive Index (Smith, Kendall, & Hulin, 1969). Data were collected from

David W. Denton

375

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

376

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

377

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

PubMed Central

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

378

Job satisfaction and importance of work aspects related to predominant values and reactivity.  

PubMed

The aim of the study is to answer whether 2 predominant values--achievement or social relations--and reactivity influence (a) the importance of work aspects, (b) satisfaction with them and overall job satisfaction, (c) connections between overall job satisfaction and satisfaction with work aspects. Bank employees were investigated with the Strelau Temperament Inventory-Revised by Strelau, Angleitner, Bantelman, and Ruch (1990, reactivity), Orientation to Work Values Inventory by Seifert and Bergmann (1983, values), and Work Description Inventory by Neuberger and Allerbeck (1978; importance and satisfaction with work aspects, overall job satisfaction). Predominant values, reactivity, and their interaction influence the importance of work aspects. The values affect overall job satisfaction and satisfaction with Conditions. Reactivity does not affect overall job satisfaction, but it strongly influences the structure of satisfaction with work aspects, and low-reactives compared to high-reactives are more satisfied with 4 out of the 7 considered aspects. Among the high-reactives, connections between overall job satisfaction and satisfaction with work aspects depend on their predominant values. It was concluded that reactivity can modify regulative functions of personal values towards overall job satisfaction: The values have a rather declarative character for low-reactives, but meeting aspirations connected with their values is very important for high-reactives' job satisfaction. PMID:10657923

Zalewska, A M

1999-01-01

379

Achievement and social relations values as conditions of the importance of work aspects and job satisfaction.  

PubMed

One hundred and sixty-nine bank employees were investigated with the Orientation to Work Values Inventory by Seifert and Bergmann (values; Seifert & Bergmann, 1983), and the Work Description Inventory by Neuberger and Allerbeck (importance and satisfaction with work aspects, overall job satisfaction; Neuberger & Allerbeck, 1978). The data show complex connections between values and the perceived importance of work aspects and job satisfaction. The results indicate that (a) the importance of achievement and social relations values influences the importance of aspects of work, (b) overall job satisfaction depends on social relations value and satisfaction with some aspects depends on this value or on interactions of both of the values, (c) predicting overall job satisfaction from satisfaction with aspects of work is modified by the interaction of the values. However, the hypothesis that overall job satisfaction can be predicted from satisfaction with most important aspects of work is not confirmed by the data. PMID:10602656

Zalewska, A M

1999-01-01

380

The Effect of Demographics on Job Satisfaction: A Study of Hotel Managers in Turkey  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the relationship between selected demographic characteristics of middle-level hotel managers in Turkey and five selected job satisfaction dimensions (degree of satisfaction with the work, coworkers, supervision, financial compensation, and promotion opportunities). In addition, the relationship between job satisfaction dimensions and the middle-level hotel managers' overall job satisfaction level was analyzed. The study sample consists of 103 middle-level

Ahmet Bulent Ozturk; Murat Hancer

2011-01-01

381

Nurse manager job satisfaction and intent to leave  

PubMed Central

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

382

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

PubMed

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

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

2010-02-01

383

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

384

Job satisfaction, burnout, and turnover in health care social workers.  

PubMed

The findings of two consecutive surveys of job satisfaction and burnout in national samples of health care social workers are presented. Between 1979 and 1989, there were significant increases in the proportion of social workers employed in private versus public agencies, in quantitative workload, and in social workers' perceptions of the challenges presented by their jobs. Role conflict and role ambiguity, lack of comfort, and dissatisfaction with financial rewards emerged as significant predictors of depersonalization and burnout. However, a significant increase in social workers' feelings of personal accomplishment also occurred, and high challenge emerged as a significant predictor of sense of effectiveness. PMID:1894206

Siefert, K; Jayaratne, S; Chess, W A

1991-08-01

385

A Comparison of Workers Employed in Hazardous Jobs in Terms of Job Satisfaction, Perceived Job Risk and Stress: Turkish Jean Sandblasting Workers, Dock Workers, Factory Workers and Miners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to compare job satisfaction, perception of job risk, stress symptoms and vulnerability to stress of miners, dock workers, jean sandblasting workers and factory workers. A job satisfaction scale and stress audit scale were applied to 220 workers. Results revealed that dock and jean sandblasting workers perceived their…

Sunal, Ayda Buyuksahin; Sunal, Onur; Yasin, Fatma

2011-01-01

386

An instrument to measure job satisfaction of nursing home administrators  

PubMed Central

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

Castle, Nicholas G

2006-01-01

387

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

388

Personality and Citizenship Behavior: The Mediating Role of Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using meta-analytic path analysis, the authors tested several structural models linking agreeableness and conscientiousness to organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). Results showed that the 2 personality traits had both direct effects and indirect effects—through job satisfaction—on overall OCB. Meta-analytic moderator analyses that distinguished between individual- and organization-targeted citizenship behaviors (OCB-I and OCB-O) showed that agreeableness was more closely related with OCB-I

Remus Ilies; Ingrid Smithey Fulmer; Matthias Spitzmuller; Michael D. Johnson

2009-01-01

389

An instrument to measure job satisfaction of nursing home administrators  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Nicholas G Castle

2006-01-01

390

An instrument to measure job satisfaction of certified nurse assistants  

Microsoft Academic Search

We first presented the steps taken to develop the nursing home certified nurse assistant job satisfaction questionnaire (NH-CNA-JSQ) and, second, the psychometric properties of this instrument. Certified nurse assistants (CNAs) from 22 nursing homes in Pennsylvania were mailed the NH-CNA-JSQ. Of the 726 surveys mailed, 479 usable surveys were returned, giving a 66% response rate. The factor analyses show that

Nicholas G. Castle

2010-01-01

391

Relationship between Organizational Culture, Leadership Behavior and Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background  Organizational culture refers to the beliefs and values that have existed in an organization for a long time, and to the beliefs\\u000a of the staff and the foreseen value of their work that will influence their attitudes and behavior. Administrators usually\\u000a adjust their leadership behavior to accomplish the mission of the organization, and this could influence the employees' job\\u000a satisfaction.

Yafang Tsai

2011-01-01

392

An Analysis of Burnout and Job Satisfaction among Turkish Special School Headteachers and Teachers, and the Factors Effecting Their Burnout and Job Satisfaction  

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This study explores issues of burnout and job satisfaction among special school headteachers and teachers in Turkey. The purpose of the study is to determine whether there is a difference between headteachers' and teachers' burnout and job satisfaction in terms of work status, gender and work experiences, and to analyse the factors effecting their…

Sari, Hakan

2004-01-01

393

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

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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

394

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

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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

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Employee job satisfaction: an empirical assessment of marketing managers as an occupationally homogeneous group  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reports the findings of recent empirical research into the job satisfaction of an original sample of 1,326 UK marketing managers. Provides data on the nature and sources of job satisfaction\\/dissatisfaction and on the assessment of the relative importance of various intrinsic (content) and extrinsic (context) occupational characteristics. Analyses the satisfaction criteria against a variety of variables such as age, gender,

Robert Morgan; Pierre McDonagh; Tracey Ryan-Morgan

1995-01-01

396

WORKING PAPER N 2007 -23 Job satisfaction and co-worker wages  

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employer-employee panel data to show that individual job satisfaction is higher when other workersWORKING PAPER N° 2007 - 23 Job satisfaction and co-worker wages: Status or signal? Andrew E. Clark satisfaction, co-workers, comparison income, wage expectations, tournaments. PARIS-JOURDAN SCIENCES ECONOMIQUES

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Hanging on or Fading out? Job Satisfaction and the Long-Term Worker.  

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A survey of 123 fire department employees found that years of service influenced overall job satisfaction and satisfaction with supervision, job content, departmental relations, and training. Those most satisfied were in the earliest years of service. Satisfaction with departmental relations received the lowest ratings. (SK)

Traut, Carol Ann; Larsen, Rick; Feimer, Steven H.

2000-01-01

398

Review and Implications of Job Satisfaction and Work Motivation Theories for Air Force Research.  

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The purpose of this report is to: (a) review certain major theories of work motivation, particularly as related to job satisfaction, (b) distill from such theories and other research, implications for an Air Force job satisfaction research program, and (c) provide a comprehensive bibliography of satisfaction/retention studies. The theoretical…

Tuttle, Thomas C.; Hazel, Joe T.

399

The Impact of Employee Training on Job Satisfaction and Intention to Stay in the Hotel Industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Training has been found to link with improving job satisfaction and employee intention to stay. The purposes of this research were to investigate the expectations and perceptions of training quality between hotel managers and employees, and to suggest implications for improving training quality and increasing training satisfaction, job satisfaction, and intention to stay among employees in the hotel industry. The

Chun-Fang Chiang; Ki-Joon Back; Deborah D. Canter

2005-01-01

400

Factors Associated with the Job Satisfaction of Male and Female Librarians in Nigeria.  

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Presents results of two-part mail survey (background information, modified version of short form of Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire measuring 21 dimensions of job satisfaction) designed to assess job satisfaction of male and female librarians in Nigeria. Review of literature, methodology, results, and conclusions are discussed. Ten references…

Nzotta, Brigg C.

1985-01-01

401

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

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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

402

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

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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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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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Professional Role Complexity and Job Satisfaction of Collegiate Certified Athletic Trainers  

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conflict. The job satisfaction portion consisted of global questions regarding overall job satisfaction and intent to leave the job or profession. Results: A total of 38% of respondents experienced moder- ate to high stress levels from role overload, whereas 23% and 22% had moderate to high levels of stress from role ambiguity and role conflict, respectively. Clinicians and joint appointees

Kirk Brumels; Andrea Beach

2008-01-01

405

Revisiting Informality: Evidence from Employment Characteristics and Job Satisfaction in Chile  

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We use data from a unique, nationally representative survey to investigate the relationship between job satisfaction and employment characteristics in Chile. Consistent with the dualistic models, job protection appears to be a positive determinant of job satisfaction rather than a cost to be avoided by engaging in informal activities. Further, we find self-employed workers to be penalized by the lack

Lea Cassar

2010-01-01

406

Examining the relationship between job satisfaction and family ties of turkish primary school teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Job satisfaction affects all the social lives of the individuals. When employees are satisfied with their jobs, this cover their all their lives. Studies have been encountered indicating that individuals with higher job satisfaction have more positive behaviors and their psychological health within the social structure is better. With these reasons, like in all other professions, working of teachers in

Hüsne Demirel; Gürcü Koç Erdamar

2009-01-01

407

AFFECTIVE-COGNITIVE CONSISTENCY OF ATTITUDE AS A MODERATOR OF THE JOB SATISFACTION-PERFORMANCE RELATIONSHIP  

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Past research has often shown that job satisfaction and job performance are uncorrelated. The current study was an attempt to clarify the relationship by examining the role of affective-cognitive consistency (ACC) to test whether attitudinal consistency affects the strength of the relationship. A secondary objective was to assess whether modified versions of the Overall Job Satisfaction Scale (OJS) and the

DELÉNE VISSER; SANET COETZEE

2005-01-01

408

Impact of organizational structure on nurses’ job satisfaction: A questionnaire survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background Nurses’ job satisfaction is an important issue because of its impact on the quality of the nursing job. Therefore, it receives a lot of attention in the international nursing literature but insight into the sources of nurses’ job satisfaction is yet insufficient, in particular for sources related to organizational structure. ObjectivesWe contribute by investigating the relationship between the organizational

A. WILLEM; M. BUELENS; I. DE JONGHE

2005-01-01

409

A National Study of Job Satisfaction Factors among Faculty in Physician Assistant Education  

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The purpose of this study was to examine the job satisfaction factors for physician assistant (PA) faculty. Job satisfaction factors were divided into two categories: intrinsic factors about the respondents (work itself and opportunities for advancement) and extrinsic factors about the institutional faculty support (salary, supervisory support, and coworker relations). The theoretical approach used in this study to examine job

Wallace D Boeve

2007-01-01

410

An Investigation of Job Satisfaction of Unionized and Nonunionized Office Workers.  

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This study investigated job satisfaction of unionized and nonunionized office workers and determined whether there were significant relationships between job satisfaction of office workers and selected employee personal and job characteristics. Data revealed that unionized office workers perceived themselves to be significantly more satisfied with…

Okafor, Amos N.

1985-01-01

411

Levels of Job Satisfaction and Performance of Sports Officers in Lagos State Secondary Schools  

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The purpose of this paper was to examine the relationship between job satisfaction levels of sports officers and sports performance of secondary schools in Lagos State. Data were collected from 200 subjects across 10 Local Education Districts. Job Descriptive Index was used to determine job satisfaction while performance in the Principals' Soccer…

Onifade, Ademola; Keinde, Idou; Kehinde, Eunice

2009-01-01

412

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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Practice Settings, Job Responsibilities, and Job Satisfaction of Nontraditional PharmD and BS Pharmacy Graduates  

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Objectives To assess differences in the practice of pharmacy and in job satisfaction between graduates of a nontraditional doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program and a bachelor of science (BS) in pharmacy program. Methods Two separate survey instruments were mailed to 293 PharmD graduates and 293 BS graduates. Results Two hundred fourteen (73.0%) of the 293 nontraditional PharmD graduates and 189 (64.5%) of the 293 BS graduates completed the survey instruments. Nontraditional PharmD graduates expressed greater satisfaction, both in their current position and with pharmacy as a career, compared to BS graduates. Nontraditional PharmD graduates were more likely than BS graduates to practice in a hospital and have more clinical responsibilities. Conclusions Nontraditional PharmD graduates are more likely to have greater satisfaction with their job and with pharmacy as a career compared to BS-trained pharmacists. PMID:19513171

Thomason, Tracy E.; Blalock, Susan J.

2009-01-01

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

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

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

Kirk-Brown, Andrea; Wallace, Debra

2004-01-01

416

Perceptions of partner sexual satisfaction in heterosexual committed relationships.  

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

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

2014-04-01

417

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

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

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

2010-01-01

418

An Investigation of Career and Job Satisfaction in Relation to Personality Traits of Information Professionals  

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This study collected data on personality characteristics, job satisfaction, and career satisfaction from more than 1,300 information professionals. Respondents included academic reference librarians, archivists, catalogers, distance education librarians, public librarians, records managers, school media specialists, special librarians, systems…

Williamson, Jeanine M.; Pemberton, Anne E.; Lounsbury, John W.

2005-01-01

419

Organizational Commitment among Public Service Employees.  

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A study that examined factors associated with organizational commitment among 64 blue-collar workers found that the following were positively and significantly related: promotion satisfaction, job characteristics, communication, leadership satisfaction, job satisfaction, intrinsic and extrinsic exchange, and intrinsic and extrinsic rewards.…

Young, Brian S.; Worchel, Stephen; Woehr, David J.

1998-01-01

420

Job stress and job satisfaction among new graduate nurses during the first year of employment in Taiwan.  

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Nurse graduates are leaving their first employment at an alarming rate. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between job stress, job satisfaction and related factors over time among these nurses. This study applied a longitudinal design with three follow-ups after nurse graduates' first employment began. Using convenience sampling, participants were 206 new graduates from a university. The Work Environment Nursing Satisfaction Survey and the Clinical Stress Scale were used in this study. Results indicated that job stress remained moderate across three time points. Participants working 12?h shifts exhibited less job stress. Job satisfaction significantly increased in the twelfth month. Participants working 12?h shifts had a higher degree of job satisfaction. Job stress was negatively correlated with job satisfaction. The 12?h work shifts were related to job stress and job satisfaction. These results implied that health-care administrators need to provide longer orientation periods and flexible shift schedules for new graduate nurses to adapt to their work environment. PMID:24666722

Cheng, Ching-Yu; Liou, Shwu-Ru; Tsai, Hsiu-Min; Chang, Chia-Hao

2014-03-26

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The Impact of Environmental Factors on Nursing Stress, Job Satisfaction, and Turnover Intention  

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Objective The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships between environmental factors of odor, noise, light, and color and perceived stress, job satisfaction, and turnover intention. Background The physical work environment may positively or negatively influence nurses’ stress, and stress may negatively impact their job satisfaction and intention to change jobs. Methods The research questions were answered using a descriptive, correlational design. The sample (n = 116) consisted of medical-surgical nurses working in acute-care settings. A 36-item questionnaire addressed odor, noise, light, color, perceived stress, job satisfaction, and turnover intention. Results Significant relationships were found between noise and perceived stress, perceived stress and job satisfaction, job satisfaction and turnover intention, and perceived stress and turnover intention. Conclusions Nurses tend to overlook their physical environment and “do their job.” Common environmental stressors in the work environment can be stressful to staff and influence job satisfaction and, ultimately, intention to change jobs. Mitigating or eliminating these environmental factors has the potential to improve staff satisfaction and retention. Stress influences nursing job satisfaction and, ultimately, intention to change jobs. PMID:20661062

Applebaum, Diane; Fowler, Susan; Fiedler, Nancy; Osinubi, Omowunmi; Robson, Mark

2014-01-01

422

Dispositional Source of Job Satisfaction: The Role of Self-Deception  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite providing strong indication that there is a dispositional source of job satisfaction, past research has not fully addressed the cardinal questions of how--or what--dispositions influence job satisfaction. This study suggests that self-deception may serve as an important psychological variable that partly explicates the dispositional source of job satisfaction. Using three sources of data obtained from a sample of university

Amir Erez; T. Judge

1994-01-01

423

Job satisfaction among dually qualified dental hygienist-therapists in UK primary care: a structural model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective To investigate job satisfaction among hygienist-therapists. Increasing numbers of hygienist-therapists work in UK primary dental care teams. Earlier studies suggest a clinical remit\\/clinical activity mismatch, without investigating any link with job satisfaction.Methods A UK-wide survey of dental hygienist-therapists using a random sample of the General Dental Council Register of Dental Care Professionals. Factors associated with job satisfaction (measured by

M. K. Ross; R. J. Ibbetson; S. Turner

2011-01-01

424

The role of the seven dimensions of job satisfaction in salesperson's attitudes and behaviors  

Microsoft Academic Search

To date, the majority of studies on job satisfaction use either a global measure or the JDI measure. To extend current research, this study uses the seven dimensions of job satisfaction as described by Churchill et al. [Churchill, G.A., Ford, N.M., Walker, O.C. Measuring the job satisfaction of industrial salesmen. J Mark Res 1974; 11 (3): 254-260.] to explore the

Brian Rutherford; James Boles; G. Alexander Hamwi; Ramana Madupalli; Leann Rutherford

2009-01-01

425

The perceived levels of job satisfaction among police officers: A descriptive review  

Microsoft Academic Search

Whereas job satisfaction is a popular research topic among industrial and organizational psychologists, police organizational\\u000a researchers have all but ignored the area of job satisfaction. Considering its link to many organizationally important factors,\\u000a such as productivity, morale, and personnel turnover, research on job satisfaction in policing should be important. The identification\\u000a of how satisfied police officers are with various jobrelated

M. L. Dantzker; M. A. Surrette

1996-01-01

426

Organizational Commitment, Job Involvement, and Turnover: A Substantive and Methodological Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was conducted to examine the hypothesis that organizational commitment and job involvement interact in the prediction of turnover (Blau & Boal, 1987). Prior work in this area has not incorporated a sufficiently broad definition of commitment, has omitted relevant covariates, and has utilized inappropriate estimation procedures (ordinary least-squares regression [OLS]). The presence of a commitment–involvement interaction was tested

Mark A. Huselid; Nancy E. Day

1991-01-01

427

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

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instrument was used to identify the extent to which teachers perceive the characteristics of highly effective teams in their schools; the Mohrman-Cooke-Mohrman Job Satisfaction Scales were used to measure teacher intrinsic, extrinsic, and overall job...

Oliver, Randy Eugene

2008-02-01

428

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

429

Job satisfaction and burnout among VA and community mental health workers  

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Building on two independent studies, we compared burnout and job satisfaction of 66 VA staff and 86 community mental health center staff in the same city. VA staff reported significantly greater job satisfaction and accomplishment, less emotional exhaustion and lower likelihood of leaving their job. Sources of work satisfaction were similar (primarily working with clients, helping/witnessing change). VA staff reported fewer challenges with job-related aspects (e.g., flexibility, pay) but more challenges with administration. Community mental health administrators and policymakers may need to address job-related concerns (e.g., pay) whereas VA administrators may focus on reducing, and helping workers navigate, administrative policies. PMID:21972060

Salyers, Michelle P.; Rollins, Angela L.; Kelly, Yu-Fan; Lysaker, Paul; Williams, Jane R.

2014-01-01

430

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

431

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

432

The nurse manager: job satisfaction, the nursing shortage and retention.  

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A critical shortage of registered nurses exists in the United States and this shortage is expected to worsen. It is predicted that unless this issue is resolved, the demand for nursing services will exceed the supply by nearly 30% in 2020. Extensive analysis of this pending crisis has resulted in numerous recommendations to improve both recruitment and retention. The purpose of this article is to clearly outline the issues contributing to this problem, and to provide the nurse manager with information regarding specific influences on job satisfaction as it relates to job turnover and employee retention. To accomplish this, an analysis of the literature using both national and international sources is used to formulate the lessons learned as well as strategies and future courses of action designed to address this shortage. PMID:15946168

Andrews, Diane Randall; Dziegielewski, Sophia F

2005-07-01

433

Job and life satisfaction of nonstandard workers in South Korea.  

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

Lee, Bokim

2013-08-01

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An instrument to measure job satisfaction of certified nurse assistants.  

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We first presented the steps taken to develop the nursing home certified nurse assistant job satisfaction questionnaire (NH-CNA-JSQ) and, second, the psychometric properties of this instrument. Certified nurse assistants (CNAs) from 22 nursing homes in Pennsylvania were mailed the NH-CNA-JSQ. Of the 726 surveys mailed, 479 usable surveys were returned, giving a 66% response rate. The factor analyses show that the items were representative of the underlying factors, representing seven subscales. The percentage of CNAs not providing responses for each question was low (1.5%), and the floor and ceiling effects of the responses for each of the 19 questions were low (i.e., 9.4% and 5.2%, respectively). The item-scale internal consistency analyses determined that the correlation of items within indexes was higher than those of items with other indexes. Cronbach's alpha values for the domains ranged from .72 to .83 and were all higher than the usually recommended levels. Criterion validity was high (.77) as was the index of content validity (p > .05). We believe that we have produced a short psychometrically sound job satisfaction instrument for use in nursing homes. PMID:21035031

Castle, Nicholas G

2010-11-01

435

Testing a Model of Administrative Job Satisfaction. AIR 2002 Forum Paper.  

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This study proposed a model of administrative job satisfaction and tested the model using a database of 1,178 administrators at 120 public and private universities. The robust model explained 54% of the variance in ones overall job satisfaction. Overall, the results show that state, campus, and most of the personal characteristics variables do not…

Volkwein, J. Fredericks; Zhou, Ying

436

The Impact of Workplace Learning on Job Satisfaction in Small US Commercial Banks  

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Purpose: This study aims to examine workplace learning and job satisfaction in small, commercial US banks. Design/methodology/approach: Survey data collection with correlational procedure. Findings: The study found a statistically significant relationship between the workplace learning variables and the job satisfaction variables. Research…

Rowden, Robert W.; Conine, Clyde T., Jr.

2005-01-01

437

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

438

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

439

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

440

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

441

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

442

Five-factor model of personality and job satisfaction: A meta-analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study reports results of a meta-analysis linking traits from the 5-factor model of personality to overall job satisfaction. Using the model as an organizing framework, 334 correlations from 163 independent samples were classified according to the model. The estimated true score correlations with job satisfaction were ! .29 for Neuroticism, .25 for Extraversion, .02 for Openness to Experience, .17

Timothy A. Judge; Daniel Heller; Michael K. Mount

2002-01-01

443

Predicting Occupational Strain and Job Satisfaction: The Role of Stress, Coping, Personality, and Affectivity Variables.  

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Two studies showed that positive and negative affectivity influenced occupational stress, role strain, and coping. Study 3 added job satisfaction to the model, strengthening its predictive validity. Study 4's addition of personality measures did not improve prediction of job satisfaction and strain. (SK)

Fogarty, Gerard J.; Machin, M. Anthony; Albion, Majella J.; Sutherland, Lynette F.; Lalor, Gabrielle I.; Revitt, Susan

1999-01-01

444

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

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

Koustelios, Athanasios; Theodorakis, Nicholas; Goulimaris, Dimitris

2004-01-01

445

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

446

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

447

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Nicholas G Castle; Howard Degenholtz; Jules Rosen

2006-01-01

448

Determinants of job satisfaction in the UAE : A case study of the Dubai police  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this study is to identify the factors affecting job satisfaction in the UAE. Specifically, the study seeks to examine the relative effects of demographic and environmental factors on job satisfaction among Dubai police employees. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A scale development process was used. The first stage was a review of the literature on the determinants of

Jassem Abdulla; Ramdane Djebarni; Kamel Mellahi

2011-01-01

449

The Impact of Extent of Telecommuting on Job Satisfaction: Resolving Inconsistent Findings  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although popular management wisdom has suggested that telecommuting enhances job satisfaction, research has found both positive and negative relationships. In this study, the authors attempt to resolve these inconsistent findings by hypothesizing a curvilinear, inverted U-shaped relationship between the extent of telecommuting and job satisfaction. Using hierarchical regression analysis on a sample of 321 professional-level employees, their findings suggest a

Timothy D. Golden; John F. Veiga

2005-01-01

450

Determinants of sales manager job satisfaction. An analysis of Spanish industrial firms  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of the current work is to analyse the determining factors of sales manager job satisfaction. In particular, we study the effect of various human resources management (HRM) practices – compensation, promotion, training and job design – on this satisfaction, using a model empirically tested on a sample of Spanish industrial firms. The results of the empirical analysis of

María José Garrido; Pilar Pérez; Carmen Antón

2005-01-01

451

Empirical Analysis Of Factors Influencing The Level Of Job Satisfaction Of Caucasian And Hispanic Accounting Professionals  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the effect of 78 work-related variables on the level of job satisfaction of Caucasian and Hispanic accounting professionals. Factor analysis with Varimax Rotation reduced the number of variables to 12 factor groups for the Caucasian accountants and 11 factor groups for the Hispanic accountants. Data were analyzed using multiple regression models using the level of job satisfaction

Glen D. Moyes; Tammi C. Redd

2008-01-01

452

The Link Between Organizational Ethics and Job Satisfaction: A Study of Managers in Singapore  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on a survey of 237 managers in Singapore, three measures of organizational ethics (namely, top management support for ethical behavior, the organization's ethical climate, and the association between ethical behavior and career success) are found to be associated with job satisfaction. The link between organizational ethics and job satisfaction is argued from Viswesvaran et al.'s (1998) organizational justice and

Hian Chye Koh; El'fred H. Y. Boo

2001-01-01

453

A longitudinal analysis of the association between emotion regulation, job satisfaction, and intentions to quit  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary The present longitudinal study explored the association between emotion regulation, defined as the conscious manipulation of one's public displays of emotion, and job satisfaction and inten- tions to quit. We predicted, based on an emotional dissonance model, that the suppression of unpleasant emotions decreases job satisfaction and increases intentions to quit. We propose a social interaction model that predicts

Laura M. Morgan

2002-01-01

454

A Study of the Impact of Factor Importance Weightings on Job Satisfaction Measures  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study empirically tests Locke's theory that the importance of a job satisfaction factor to an individual is already reflected in the individual's responses to the specific questions, Responses from a job satisfaction survey carried out by a large Canadian company were analyzed using a second generation causal modeling technique, Partial Least Squares. The results supported Locke's theory in that

D. Sandy Staples; Christopher A. Higgins

1998-01-01

455

The job satisfaction-productivity nexus: A study using matched survey and register data  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the role of job satisfaction in the determination of establishment-level productivity. The matched data contain both information on job satisfaction from the ECHP (European Community Household Panel) and information on establishment productivity from longitudinal register data that can be linked to the ECHP. The estimates for the effect of a one point increase in the establishment average

Petri Böckerman; Pekka Ilmakunnas

2010-01-01

456

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

457

An Analysis of Burnout and Job Satisfaction between Turkish Headteachers and Teachers  

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This study attempted to explore Turkish headteachers' and teachers' burnout and job satisfaction relating to work status, gender and years work-experiences. The purpose of this study is to find out whether there is difference between headteachers' and teachers' burnout and job satisfaction in terms of work status, gender and years…

Gursel, Musa; Sunbul, Ali Murat; Sari, Hakan

2002-01-01

458

Job satisfaction of South Africa quantity surveyors : Are employers happier than employees?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The main objective of this paper is to report the findings of a comparative study examining levels of job satisfaction of employees and employers in the quantity surveying profession in South Africa. Factors that have an impact on job satisfaction are explored. In addition, issues relating to gender at work and harassment and discrimination in the workplace are

Paul Bowen; Keith Cattell; Kathy Michell; Peter Edwards

2008-01-01

459

Hardiness and Support at Work as Predictors of Work Stress and Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose. To test a theoretically and empirically based model linking potential protective resources (hardiness, coworker and supervisor support) to the outcomes of work stress and job satisfaction and replicating the relationship of work stress to job satisfaction while ac- counting for the potential influence of negative affectivity. Design. A cross-sectional research design using survey data collected from two conve- nience

Katherine T. McCalister; Christyn L. Dolbier; Judith A. Webster; Mark W. Mallon; Mary A. Steinhardt

2006-01-01

460

Validation of a Job Satisfaction Scale in the Australian Clinical Medical Workforce  

Microsoft Academic Search

Job satisfaction has become an increasingly important topic of focus for the medical profession over the last 20 years. This report details the application of factor analysis to validate a widely used 10-item job satisfaction scale that has not previously been validated in a medical practitioner population. The study drew on data from 9,900 participants enrolled in the first wave

Danny Hills; Catherine Joyce; John Humphreys

2012-01-01

461

The progress of reforms: job satisfaction in a typical hospital in Estonia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective. To evaluate the level of job satisfaction among the staff at an Estonian hospital and to describe factors related to their job satisfaction. Design. Questionnaire survey. Setting. Pärnu County Hospital in Estonia. Study participants. All staff members of the Pärnu County Hospital (n = 673), except 56 staff members who were away from work during the study. Results. Respondents

MARINA KAARNA; KAJA PÕLLUSTE; REIN LEPNURM; MAIE THETLOFF

2004-01-01

462

The effects of employee empowerment on employee job satisfaction : A study on hotels in Turkey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The main objective of this study is to determine the impact of employee empowerment on job satisfaction. To serve this purpose, empowerment is taken into consideration as two dimensions – i.e. behavioral and psychological – and the effect of employee empowerment on the level of job satisfaction was examined by taking these two dimensions into consideration as a

Elbeyi Pelit; Yüksel Öztürk; Yalç?n Arslantürk

2011-01-01

463

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

464

Teacher Morale and Job Satisfaction in the State of New Jersey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

465

Relationship between Community College Presidents' Leadership Styles and Faculty Job Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1987, a study was conducted to determine faculty perceptions of the leadership styles of community college presidents in West Virginia and Virginia, measure faculty job satisfaction, and explore any correlation between perceived leadership styles and faculty job satisfaction. A random sample of 321 faculty members was selected from 3 West…

McKee, Jane Gallimore

466

The relationship among middle-school teacher burnout, stress, job satisfaction, and coping styles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studies of teacher burnout, stress, job satisfaction, and coping have addressed a variety of environmental and individual variables. However, quantitative empirical research investigating the relationship among burnout, stress, job satisfaction, and coping for middle school teachers is limited. Evidence is increasing that certain demographic variables; including age, gender, and years of experience; could play an important role in generating and

Ewa Konert

1997-01-01

467

Organizational and Environmental Predictors of Job Satisfaction in Community-based HIV/AIDS Service Organizations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using variables measuring organizational characteristics and environmental influences, this study analyzed job satisfaction in community-based HIV/AIDS organizations. Organizational characteristics were found to predict job satisfaction among employees with varying intensity based on position within the organization. Environmental influences had…

Gimbel, Ronald W.; Lehrman, Sue; Strosberg, Martin A.; Ziac, Veronica; Freedman, Jay; Savicki, Karen; Tackley, Lisa

2002-01-01

468

Work environment in relation to employee job satisfaction in group homes for youths  

Microsoft Academic Search

Group home programs for youths were investigated in order to: (a) measure employment longevity in four occupational groups employed in group home treatment settings, (b) report current working conditions and job satisfaction levels, and (c) compare relationships between the group home work environment and employee job satisfaction. Subjects included 57 current and 51 former administrative\\/treatment employees from 26 participating group

Richard T. Connis; Curtis J. Braukmann; Robert E. Kifer; Dean L. Fixsen; Elery L. Phillips; Montrose M. Wolf

1979-01-01

469

The Effects of Context on Attitude Measurement: The Case of Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

With data collected from nonmanagerial employees of four companies during the recession of 1975, this paper attempts to utilize the unemployment context as a contextual variable in explaining individual job satisfaction. It was expected that area unemployment rate would affect job satisfaction less strongly than would a more subjective measure of context perceived by each respondent. It was also expected

Mary Ann Maguire

1983-01-01

470

A dynamic view of job satisfaction in psychiatric nurses in Germany  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author criticizes static attitude measurement of job satisfaction because of its artificial results: chiefly the high proportion of satisfied persons. A model of different forms of job satisfaction proposed by Bruggemann is introduced to overcome this problem. It is a dynamic model consisting of three basic variables: comparison between actual value of the work situation and nominal value of

André Büssing

1992-01-01

471

Measuring Adjunct Instructor Job Satisfaction by Using Herzberg's Motivation-Hygiene Theory  

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This study was designed to use Herzberg's motivation-hygiene theory to investigate the different levels of job satisfaction among adjunct college instructors at eight institutions of higher education located in southeast Texas. Differences in job satisfaction were measured by instructor gender, ethnicity, age, teaching experience, type of…

Dickens, Durrell

2011-01-01

472

Human resource practices of contractors that lead to job satisfaction of professional staff  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this research is to investigate the effect of contractors' human resource (HR) practices on job satisfaction of their professional staff. The specific objectives are to: determine the effectiveness of contractors' HR practices; find out the level of job satisfaction that professional staff who work for contractors have; and study the relationship between HR practices and

Lewis J. W. Lim; Florence Y. Y. Ling

2012-01-01

473

The relationship between teachers' perceptions of performance appraisal and job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the relationship between teachers' job satisfaction levels and their perceptions of the merit of imposed performance appraisals. This research sought to determine if aspects of the performance appraisal process were related to job satisfaction or dissatisfaction.^ The study was limited to elementary, middle\\/junior high, and high school teachers in three suburban school districts in one county. School

Camille Durecki-Elkins

1996-01-01

474

Comparative age differences of job satisfaction on faculty at higher education level : China and Taiwan  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The study aims to examine the age differences of job satisfaction between Taiwanese and Chinese higher education faculty. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The data on job satisfaction were obtained from 194 Taiwanese faculty and 211 Chinese faculty at college levels in one city. Findings – No statistically significant differences were found for full-time Taiwanese and Chinese faculty in the overall

Leafy Tu; Michel Plaisent; Prosper Bernard; Lassana Maguiraga

2005-01-01

475

Does Psychological Empowerment Mediate the Relationship Between Psychological Climate and Job Satisfaction?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study tested a model in which empowerment was hypothesised to mediate the relationship between psychological climate and job satisfaction. Individual levels of negative affectivity were controlled for. The sample consisted of 174 customer service employees (59% female and 39% male). Support was found for a model in which empowerment mediated the relationship between climate and job satisfaction, the dimensions

Sally A. Carless

2004-01-01

476

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

477

The Relationship between Vocational Education Teacher Job Satisfaction and Teacher Retention Using Discriminant Analysis.  

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A study explored the relationship between job satisfaction and teacher turnover of practicing and former vocational education teachers in Northwest Ohio. Factor analysis, discriminant analysis, and an instrument with 38 job satisfaction indicator statements were used to determine these relationships. A total of 745 of 1,025 practicing teachers and…

Berns, Robert G.

478

A Survey of Bahamian and Jamaican Teachers' Level of Motivation and Job Satisfaction  

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of self-reported job satisfaction and motivation among teachers in the Bahamas and Jamaica. A total of 168 Bahamian (n = 75) and Jamaican (n = 93) teachers completed the Teacher Motivation and Job Satisfaction Survey. Overall results indicate that teachers in the Bahamas reported higher levels…

Griffin, David K.

2010-01-01

479

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

480

Integrative Approach to the Situational and Dispositional Antecedents of Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the relationship between job satisfaction, positive affectivity, negative affectivity, distributive justice, and work group cohesion in China. All the survey instruments used in this study are well established multi-item scales that have been validated in English speaking populations. The statistical analysis shows that distributive justice, work group cohesion and positive affectivity are positively related to job satisfaction.

Liu Tie-min; Zhai Qing-guo; Yang Yu-wen

2009-01-01

481

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

482

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

483

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

484

Politics as a Moderator of the Accountability—Job Satisfaction Relationship: Evidence Across Three Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current study examined the interactive relationship between felt accountability and organizational politics perceptions on job satisfaction in three samples, which included employees in a wide array of work settings. We hypothesized that job satisfaction would decline (increase) as felt accountability became more intense for those perceiving heightened (limited) levels of politics. After controlling for demographic factors (e.g., age, gender,

Denise M. Breaux; Timothy P. Munyon; Wayne A. Hochwarter; Gerald R. Ferris

2009-01-01

485

The Interactive Effects of Negative and Positive Affect on the Politics Perceptions–Job Satisfaction Relationship  

Microsoft Academic Search

The politics perceptions literature has historically failed to determine the impact of dispositional factors. To address this gap, the current study examined the moderating effects of negative (NA) and positive affect (PA) on the perceptions of politics–job satisfaction relationship. It was hypothesized that individuals high on both NA and PA would report lower job satisfaction scores when politics were perceived

Darren C. Treadway

2003-01-01

486

A Comparison of Workers Employed in Hazardous Jobs in Terms of Job Satisfaction, Perceived Job Risk and Stress: Turkish Jean Sandblasting Workers, Dock Workers, Factory Workers and Miners  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to compare job satisfaction, perception of job risk, stress symptoms and vulnerability to stress\\u000a of miners, dock workers, jean sandblasting workers and factory workers. A job satisfaction scale and stress audit scale were\\u000a applied to 220 workers. Results revealed that dock and jean sandblasting workers perceived their work as more risky compared\\u000a to other

Ayda Buyuksahin Sunal; Onur Sunal; Fatma Yasin

2011-01-01

487

The role of acceptance and job control in mental health, job satisfaction, and work performance.  

PubMed

Acceptance, the willingness to experience thoughts, feelings, and physiological sensations without having to control them or let them determine one's actions, is a major individual determinant of mental health and behavioral effectiveness in a more recent theory of psychopathology. This 2-wave panel study examined the ability of acceptance also to explain mental health, job satisfaction, and performance in the work domain. The authors hypothesized that acceptance would predict these 3 outcomes 1 year later in a sample of customer service center workers in the United Kingdom (N = 412). Results indicated that acceptance predicted mental health and an objective measure of performance over and above job control, negative affectivity, and locus of control. These beneficial effects of having more job control were enhanced when people had higher levels of acceptance. The authors discuss the theoretical and practical relevance of this individual characteristic to occupational health and performance. PMID:14640816

Bond, Frank W; Bunce, David

2003-12-01

488

Five-factor model of personality and job satisfaction: a meta-analysis.  

PubMed

This study reports results of a meta-analysis linking traits from the 5-factor model of personality to overall job satisfaction. Using the model as an organizing framework, 334 correlations from 163 independent samples were classified according to the model. The estimated true score correlations with job satisfaction were -.29 for Neuroticism, .25 for Extraversion, .02 for Openness to Experience, .17 for Agreeableness, and .26 for Conscientiousness. Results further indicated that only the relations of Neuroticism and Extraversion with job satisfaction generalized across studies. As a set, the Big Five traits had a multiple correlation of .41 with job satisfaction, indicating support for the validity of the dispositional source of job satisfaction when traits are organized according to the 5-factor model. PMID:12090610

Judge, Timothy A; Heller, Daniel; Mount, Michael K

2002-06-01

489

“I Laughed so Hard My Side Hurts, or is That an Ulcer?” The Influence of Work Humor on Job Stress, Job Satisfaction, and Burnout Among Print Media Employees  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate how humor contributes to employee burnout, job stress, and satisfaction. Fifty-two employees from various print media organizations completed measures of organizational humor, burnout syndrome, job stress, and job satisfaction. Results indicated that self-defeating humor and aggressive humor were related to dimensions of employee burnout syndrome. Aggressive humor was related to job stress

Theodore A. Avtgis; Kelly R. Taber

2006-01-01

490

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

491

Intermediate linkages in the relationship between job satisfaction and employee turnover  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

492

Professional\\/Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction for Employed Lawyers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the results of a two part field study designed to examine issues of organizational-professional conflict (OPC) amongst employed layers (corporate counsel). The study adopts the Johnson (1972) collegiate\\/oligarchic typology, and hypothesises that the unexpectedly low OPC found by Aranya and Ferris (1984) amongst employed accountants is a function of the nature of the profession. It replicates the

Hugh P. Gunz; Sarah P. Gunz

1994-01-01

493

Job satisfaction and commitment in the entrepreneurial SME  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the current global corporate climate that surrounds us, firms would do well to encourage the talent and creativity of their\\u000a employees to achieve success. This is achieved, not by giving priority to individual talent, but by optimizing the collective\\u000a as a whole and with the firm’s activities based on teamwork and joint effort. Heads of organizations might benefit from

Gary Akehurst; José Manuel Comeche; Miguel-Angel Galindo

2009-01-01

494

The relationships of communication with supervisor and decision?participation to employee job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the relationship of communication?related variables to employee job satisfaction. Specifically, employee communication satisfaction with supervisor, perceived supervisor receptivity to information and ideas, employee participation in decision?making, participation versus desired participation level, and job satisfaction with supervisor, co?workers, promotions, pay, and work were studied. The subjects for the study were classified employees (secretaries, clerks, lowest level supervisors, etc)

Lawrence R. Wheeless; Virginia Eman Wheeless; Richard D. Howard

1984-01-01

495

Determinants of Academics' Job Satisfaction: Empirical Evidence from Private Universities in Bangladesh  

PubMed Central

The job satisfaction of academics is related to a number of variables of complex function such as demographic characters, the work itself, pay, work responsibilities, variety of tasks, promotional opportunities, relationship with co-workers and others. Academics may be simultaneously satisfied with some facets of the job and dissatisfied with others. This paper aims at determining the influential factors that contribute to the enhancement or reduction of academics’ job satisfaction among private universities in Bangladesh with special reference to Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. A total of 346 respondents are considered from ten private universities using non-probability sampling. A pre-tested and closed-ended questionnaire using a seven-point Likert scale is used for data collection. In this study, descriptive statistics, Pearson product moment correlation, multiple regression, and factor analysis are exercised as statistical tools. A conceptual model of job satisfaction is developed and applied for academics’ job satisfaction. The results reveal that compensation package, supervisory support, job security, training and development opportunities, team cohesion, career growth, working conditions, and organizational culture and policies are positively associated with the academics’ job satisfaction. Amongst them, three factors stood out as significant contributors for job satisfaction of academics i.e. compensation package, job security, and working conditions. Therefore, the management of private universities should focus their effort on these areas of human resource management for maintaining academics’ job satisfaction and employee retention. The study will be useful for university management in improving overall job satisfaction as it suggests some strategies for employee satisfaction practices. PMID:25699518

Masum, Abdul Kadar Muhammad; Azad, Md. Abul Kalam; Beh, Loo-See

2015-01-01

496

Determinants of academics' job satisfaction: empirical evidence from private universities in Bangladesh.  

PubMed

The job satisfaction of academics is related to a number of variables of complex function such as demographic characters, the work itself, pay, work responsibilities, variety of tasks, promotional opportunities, relationship with co-workers and others. Academics may be simultaneously satisfied with some facets of the job and dissatisfied with others. This paper aims at determining the influential factors that contribute to the enhancement or reduction of academics' job satisfaction among private universities in Bangladesh with special reference to Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. A total of 346 respondents are considered from ten private universities using non-probability sampling. A pre-tested and closed-ended questionnaire using a seven-point Likert scale is used for data collection. In this study, descriptive statistics, Pearson product moment correlation, multiple regression, and factor analysis are exercised as statistical tools. A conceptual model of job satisfaction is developed and applied for academics' job satisfaction. The results reveal that compensation package, supervisory support, job security, training and development opportunities, team cohesion, career growth, working conditions, and organizational culture and policies are positively associated with the academics' job satisfaction. Amongst them, three factors stood out as significant contributors for job satisfaction of academics i.e. compensation package, job security, and working conditions. Therefore, the management of private universities should focus their effort on these areas of human resource management for maintaining academics' job satisfaction and employee retention. The study will be useful for university management in improving overall job satisfaction as it suggests some strategies for employee satisfaction practices. PMID:25699518

Masum, Abdul Kadar Muhammad; Azad, Md Abul Kalam; Beh, Loo-See

2015-01-01

497

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

PubMed Central

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

2011-01-01

498

The influence of nurses’ working motivation and job satisfaction on intention to quit: an empirical investigation in Taiwan  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present era of cost-containment pressures indicates that nursing executives have to ensure that, their nurses have a work environment with the work characteristics known to be linked to job satisfaction and good outcomes. The research hypothesis investigated here was: the higher nurses’ levels on general job satisfaction, overall satisfaction with their professional role, and general job happiness, the lower

Huey-Ming Tzeng

2002-01-01

499

Development and Validation of the Chinese Version of Indiana Job Satisfaction Scale (CV-IJSS) for People with Mental Illness  

Microsoft Academic Search

Job satisfaction has been increasingly regarded as an important outcome of vocational rehabilitation programs among people with mental illness. Chinese measures of job satisfaction for individuals with mental illness are however extremely scarce. The aim of this study was to translate the 32-item Indiana Job Satisfaction Scale to Chinese. By means of the expert panel method, the culturally relevant 28-item

Hector W. H. Tsang; Alvin Wong

2005-01-01

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Measuring Job Satisfaction in Portuguese Health Professionals: Correlates and validation of the job descriptive index and the job in general scale  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the psychometric properties of the job descriptive index (JDI) and job in general (JIG) instruments in a Portuguese sample of health professionals from hospitals and health centers. Demographic and professional correlates of job satisfaction are also investigated. The sample consists of 1,314 health professionals including physicians, nurses, administrators, and diagnostic technicians. The results show high internal consistency

Scott Elmes McIntyre; Teresa Mendona McIntyre

2010-01-01