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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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Work values, job satisfaction and organizational commitment in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the relationships between work values, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment of white-collar workers who are employed by foreign-invested companies in China. Results of structural equation modeling show that various facets of job satisfaction mediated the relationships between work values and organizational commitment. Employees' individualism and their willingness to take risks were related to various facets of job

Fabian Jintae Froese; Shufeng Xiao

2011-01-01

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Work values, job satisfaction and organizational commitment in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the relationships between work values, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment of white-collar workers who are employed by foreign-invested companies in China. Results of structural equation modeling show that various facets of job satisfaction mediated the relationships between work values and organizational commitment. Employees' individualism and their willingness to take risks were related to various facets of job

Fabian Jintae Froese; Shufeng Xiao

2012-01-01

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Teachers: Emotional Intelligence, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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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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Effects of job satisfaction, affective commitment and job involvement on job skill ratings  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, we surveyed 272 post-holders from four different occupations, namely, public servants in charge of HR administration,\\u000a software engineers, web editors, and newspaper advertisement salesperson. We found that the three job attitude variables of\\u000a job satisfaction, affective commitment and job involvement all have significant effects upon job skill importance ratings\\u000a and skill level ratings after controlling for occupational

Wendong Li; Kan Shi; Dan He; Jinying Zhuang; Jianchun Liang; Jianping Xu

2008-01-01

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Influence of job characteristics and organizational commitment on job satisfaction of hospital foodservice employees.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships among job characteristics, organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and demographic variables for hospital foodservice employees. Questionnaires including 30 items on job characteristics, 15 items on organizational commitment, 6 items related to job satisfaction, and 7 demographic items were administered to 45 supervisory and 172 nonsupervisory employees of 11 randomly selected hospitals. The reliability for the total instruments, using Cronbach's alpha, was 0.87 and 0.89, respectively, for the supervisory and nonsupervisory employee questionnaires. Organizational commitment and job satisfaction were related positively, with an r2 of 0.38. For supervisors, job characteristics related positively (p = .019) to organizational commitment, with variety being the only significant individual characteristic. For nonsupervisory employees, the model was also significant (p = .0001), with variety and feedback being the only significant individual characteristics. For all employees, there was a positive relationship between job characteristics and job satisfaction, with variety and feedback being the significant individual characteristics. Age was the only demographic variable related to organizational commitment; older employees had higher commitment scores. Demographic variables were not related to job satisfaction. Supervisors had higher perceived variety, autonomy, feedback, dealing with others, and friendship opportunities scores and higher commitment and satisfaction scores than did nonsupervisory employees. The findings indicate that dietitians and foodservice managers may increase organizational commitment and job satisfaction by increasing the variety and feedback in employees' jobs. PMID:2380454

Sneed, J; Herman, C M

1990-08-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Brown, Donna; Sargeant, Marcel A.

2007-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

M. Van Latham; Peter M. Leddy

1987-01-01

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Further Evidence for the Discriminant Validity of Measures of Organizational Commitment, Job Involvement, and Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Discriminant validity of measures of job satisfaction, job involvement, and organizational commitment was assessed with data from 194 bus drivers and 311 engineers. In each sample, LISREL VI confirmatory factor analyses illustrated that indicators of the 3 variables better fit a 3-factor model than several 2- and one single-factor models. Additional LISREL analyses were used to evaluate whether sets of

John E. Mathieu; James L. Farr

1991-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Although previous studies proved that the implementation of mentoring program is beneficial for enhancing the nursing skills and attitudes, few researchers devoted to exploring the impact of mentoring functions on job satisfaction and organizational commitment of new nurses. In this research we aimed at examining the effects of mentoring functions on the job satisfaction and organizational commitment of new

Rhay-Hung Weng; Ching-Yuan Huang; Wen-Chen Tsai; Li-Yu Chang; Syr-En Lin; Mei-Ying Lee

2010-01-01

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The relationship of facets of salesperson job satisfaction with affective organizational commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to examines the relationships between various facets of salesperson job satisfaction as assessed by the INDSALES measure and salesperson organizational commitment. The paper also seeks to explore salesperson gender as a moderator of the relationship between facets of job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This study uses survey research of one firm's business-to-business salespeople

James Boles; Ramana Madupalli; Brian Rutherford; John Andy Wood

2007-01-01

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The Link Between Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment: Differences Between Public and Private Sector Employees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Employees in the public and private sectors experience different working conditions and employment relationships. Therefore, it can be assumed that their attitudes toward their job and organizations, and relationships between them, are different. The existing literature has identified the relationship between organizational commitment and job satisfaction as interesting in this context. The present field study examines the satisfaction–commitment link with

Yannis Markovits; Ann J. Davis; Doris Fay; Rolf van Dick

2010-01-01

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Loneliness, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment of migrant workers: empirical evidence from China  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the relationship between loneliness, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment of migrant workers. 213 migrant workers completed the survey. This study found that migrant workers are satisfied with their jobs and are committed to their organizations. Contrary to expectation, migrant workers are not lonely. Age and gender do not have influence on loneliness or organizational commitment. Single migrant

Sow Hup Chan; Hua Han Qiu

2011-01-01

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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.

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.  

PubMed

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

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

2012-07-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2001-01-01

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Relationships between professional commitment, job satisfaction, and work stress in public health nurses in Taiwan.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to assess both direct and indirect relationships between professional commitment, job satisfaction, and work stress in public health nurses (PHNs) in Taiwan. The two major questions addressed were as follows: What were the professional commitment, job satisfaction, and work stress among PHNs? What model accurately portrays the relationships between these three independent variables? Exploration of the causal pathways among these variables revealed a fitness model. A structured, self-administered questionnaire with three scales was distributed to the subjects. A total of 258 subjects completed the questionnaire, yielding a 90% response rate. Results demonstrate a significant, direct, and positive effect of professional commitment on job satisfaction, as well as a significant inverse influence of job satisfaction on work stress. An indirect effect of professional commitment on work stress through job satisfaction was also revealed in the findings. All paths in the model were significant (P < .05). The findings of the study can help show that professional commitment plays an antecedent role to job satisfaction and work stress of nurses. This study suggests that professional commitment is an important factor related to work stress and that health care institutions should be concerned with this issue. PMID:17383604

Lu, Kuei-Yun; Chang, Liang-Chih; Wu, Hong-Lan

2007-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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 Role of Personal Work Goals in Newcomers' Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment: A Longitudinal Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the importance of 3 characteristics of personal work goals (i.e., commitment, attainability, and progress) in accounting for changes in newcomers' affective job attitudes (i.e., job satisfaction and organizational commitment) during the 1st months of employment. Twenty weeks after organizational entry, 81 newcomers provided a list of their personal work goals. Goal attributes and job attitudes were assessed

Günter W. Maier; Joachim C. Brunstein

2001-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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Islamic work ethic – A moderator between organizational commitment and job satisfaction in a cross-cultural context  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the moderating impacts of the Islamic work ethic on the relationships between organizational commitment and job satisfaction. It uses a sample of 425 Muslim employees in several organizations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The empirical results indicate that the Islamic work ethic directly affects both organizational commitment and job satisfaction, and that it moderates the relationship

Darwish A. Yousef

2001-01-01

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

PubMed

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  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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Culture, job satisfaction and organizational commitment in India and the United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast the roles of culture and job satisfaction as antecedents to organizational commitment in both a Western context (the US) and in India. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Responses come from a questionnaire distributed to engineers in India. Construct equivalence of measures is established, while hierarchical regression analysis is used to assess

Catherine T. Kwantes

2009-01-01

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An empirical study on the relationship between job satisfaction, organizational commitment and efficiency of firm networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Today, Firm networks are receiving an increasing attention in China. However, little research examined the relationship of job satisfaction, organizational commitment and efficiency of firm networks, although some previous researches examined them in hierarchy firms, especially lack of empirical investigation. In this paper, 3 latent variables and 21 observed variables are conducted in structural equation model(SEM). We identify that ten

Xu Bi-lin; Wang Xi; Li Tao

2010-01-01

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Causal inferences between participation in decision making, task attributes, work effort, rewards, job satisfaction and commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Regulatory frameworks in Australia encourage employee participation in decision making (PDM) on the basis that participation benefits work effort, job satisfaction and commitment. Although the literature supports this premise, there is little evidence that patterns of causal inference in the relationship are clearly understood. This study aims to examine for structural and causal inference between PDM and the

Brenda Scott-Ladd; Anthony Travaglione; Verena Marshall

2006-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chiang, Ti-Lin; Wang, Jia

2008-01-01

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

PubMed

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

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

2013-12-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Steven Pool; Brian Pool

2007-01-01

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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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Job Satisfaction.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Despite the amount of literature on job satisfaction and job performance over the last thirty years, both concepts are still vaguely defined. The dominant theory of job satisfaction until the mid 1960's was Herzberg's two factor theory. The strengths and ...

T. C. Ramsden

1979-01-01

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Investigation into How Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment Affect Retention Decisions of Company Grade Officers in the Supply Career Field.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This thesis examined the retention decisions of company grade supply officers in the United States Air Force. Specifically, the relationships between organizational commitment and the components of job satisfaction were examined with three aspects of care...

M. M. Miller

1985-01-01

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The relationship between perceived compensation, organizational commitment and job satisfaction: the case of Mexican workers in the Korean Maquiladoras  

Microsoft Academic Search

Expatriate literature has generally favoured home country factors to understand expatriate success. In this paper, we contribute to the field by shifting our focus to the host country workforce (HCW). We use equity theory to examine the effects of perception gaps in compensation between HCW and expatriates on organizational commitment and its impact on job satisfaction and job performance. Based

Yongsun Paik; K. Praveen Parboteeah; Wonshul Shim

2007-01-01

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Effects of internal marketing on nurse job satisfaction and organizational commitment: example of medical centers in Southern Taiwan.  

PubMed

As nurses typically represent the largest percentage of employees at medical centers, their role in medical care is exceptionally important and becoming more so over time. The quality and functions of nurses impact greatly on medical care quality. The concept of internal marketing, with origins in the field of market research, argues that enterprises should value and respect their employees by treating them as internal customers. Such a marketing concept challenges traditional marketing methods, which focus on serving external customers only. The main objective of internal marketing is to help internal customers (employees) gain greater job satisfaction, which should promote job performance and facilitate the organization accomplishing its ultimate business objectives. A question in the medical service industry is whether internal marketing can similarly increase the job satisfaction of nurses and enhance their commitment to the organization. This study aimed to explore the relational model of nurse perceptions related to internal marketing, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment by choosing nurses from two medical centers in Southern Taiwan as research subjects. Of 450 questionnaire distributed, 300 valid questionnaires were returned, giving a response rate of 66.7%. After conducting statistical analysis and estimation using structural equation modeling, findings included: (1) job satisfaction has positive effects on organizational commitment; (2) nurse perceptions of internal marketing have positive effects on job satisfaction; and (3) nurse perceptions of internal marketing have positive effects on organizational commitment. PMID:18080971

Chang, Ching-Sheng; Chang, Hsin-Hsin

2007-12-01

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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  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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The effects of organizational communication on job satisfaction and organizational commitment in a land ambulance service and the mediating role of communication satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide further insight into the relationship between internal communication practices, communication satisfaction, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment. It is centered in the emergency services sector in general, and on land ambulance services in particular. The focus organization is a large urban land ambulance service with an operating budget of approximately $50

Jules Carrière; Christopher Bourque

2009-01-01

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

PubMed

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

Yang, Yi-Feng

2014-02-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

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Linking Perceived External Prestige and Intentions to Leave the Organization: The Mediating Role of Job Satisfaction and Affective Commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study examines social workers' beliefs about the prestige that outsiders (e.g., patients, suppliers, competitors, and the public) attribute to their organization and the way these beliefs influence the social workers' commitment to the organization they work for, job satisfaction, and turnover intentions (i.e., intentions to leave the organization). We collected two primary data sets (N = 160 and

Abraham Carmeli; Anat Freund

2009-01-01

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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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Extension Personnel's Self-Esteem and Workplace Relationships: Implications for Job Satisfaction and Affective Organizational Commitment Foci  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study proposes relationships between job satisfaction, affective commitment (organization, supervisor and workgroup), and exchange relations with supervisor, organization and workgroup members among extension personnel. Perceived self-esteem (SE) is hypothesized to moderate relations between the social exchange foci and the corresponding…

Ladebo, Olugbenga Jelil; Olaoye, Olalekan Jacob; Adamu, Comfort Oyekale

2008-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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Person-environment congruence as a predictor of organizational commitment and job satisfaction: Evidence from a transnational manufacturing company  

Microsoft Academic Search

Person-environment (P-E) fit has long been a focus in organizational research. Previous studies of manufacturing management have ignored a critical factor: the fit between the organization and employees. To address this oversight, this study focuses on organizational culture and person-environment fit and their relationship to organizational commitment and job satisfaction for manufacturing workers. A value-based measure of P-E fit was

Wan-Yu Chen; Calvin S. Weng; Hui-Ying Hsu

2010-01-01

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Enhanced care assistant training to address the workforce crisis in home care: changes related to job satisfaction and career commitment.  

PubMed

Changes in job satisfaction and career commitment were observed as a consequence of a geriatric case management training program focusing on skills development among personal care attendants in home care. A comparison of pretraining and posttraining scores uncovered a statistically significant increase in Intrinsic Job Satisfaction scores for participants 18-39 years of age, whereas levels declined among the group of middle aged participants and no change was observed among participants age 52 and older. On the other hand, a statistically significant decline in Extrinsic Job Satisfaction was documented over all participants, but this was found to be primarily due to declines among participants 40-51 years of age. When contacted 6-12 months after the training series had concluded participants indicated that the training substantially increased the likelihood that they would stay in their current jobs and improved their job satisfaction to some extent. A comparison of pretraining and posttraining scores among participants providing follow-up data revealed a statistically significant improvement in levels of Career Resilience. These results are discussed as they relate to similar training models and national data sets, and recommendations are offered for targeting future educational programs designed to address the long-term care workforce shortage. PMID:17595925

Coogle, Constance L; Parham, Iris A; Jablonski, Rita; Rachel, Jason A

2007-01-01

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Perceived Role and Task Characteristic Influences on Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, and Turnover Decision-Making Among Navy Health Care Administrators.  

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The present study investigated the differential effects of personal, role, and perceived task characteristic measures on job satisfaction and organizational commitment. It was hypothesized that a combination of perceived task characteristic and role ambig...

L. A. Johnson M. C. Butler

1982-01-01

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Work commitment and job satisfaction for program staff: How to build it  

Microsoft Academic Search

Children develop appropriately in social, cognitive, physical, and emotional ways in a stable environment. Early childhood administrators can help create this stable environment by minimizing staff turnover. Staff turnover can be kept at a reasonable rate through the development of administrative skills which will enhance staff self-esteem and job satisfaction.

Nora Palmer Gould

1990-01-01

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

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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

57

Job Satisfaction and Stress.  

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Sources of job satisfaction and job related stress among public school physical educators are examined. Recommended techniques are offered for physical education administrators to reduce their employees' job-related stress and to improve the quality of worklife. (JN)

Davis, F. William

1981-01-01

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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

59

An investigation of the moderating effects of organizational commitment on the relationships between work–family conflict and job satisfaction among hospitality employees in India  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study examined the relationships among work–family conflict (WFC), organizational commitment (OC) and job satisfaction (JS) in a hotel setting. Responding to calls in the literature to explore organizational constructs in international settings, data were collected from the employees of a large independently owned and operated hotel in India. Hierarchical linear regression analyses demonstrated that one of two sub

Karthik Namasivayam; Xinyuan Zhao

2007-01-01

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

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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

61

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

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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

62

The Relationship among Ethical Climate Types, Facets of Job Satisfaction, and the Three Components of Organizational Commitment: A Study of Nurses in Taiwan  

Microsoft Academic Search

The high turnover of nurses has become a global problem. Several studies have proposed that nurses’ perceptions of the ethical\\u000a climate of their organization are related to higher job satisfaction and organizational commitment, and thus lead to lower\\u000a turnover. However, there is limited empirical evidence supporting a relationship between different types of ethical climate\\u000a within organizations and facets of job

Ming-Tien Tsai; Chun-Chen Huang

2008-01-01

63

Impact of satisfaction and commitment on teachers’ organizational citizenship  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 and organizational commitment mediated the relation between

Harun Sesen; Nejat H. Basim

2012-01-01

64

The effects of organizational structure and job characteristics on export sales managers’ job satisfaction and organizational commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study draws on the job-modification framework and the job characteristics model to investigate the relationship between organizational structure, job characteristics, and work outcomes in export sales organizations. The study offers a conceptual framework and an empirical test using data collected from 160 UK exporters. The results indicate that formalization and centralization have a positive impact on job feedback. Moreover,

Evangelia Katsikea; Marios Theodosiou; Nick Perdikis; John Kehagias

2011-01-01

65

EO Fairness Effects on Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, and Perceived Work Group Effectiveness: Does Race or Gender Make a Difference.  

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A theoretical model investigated by McIntyre, Bartle, Landis, and Dansby (2001) indicated that equal opportunity fairness (EOF) attitudes have significant impact on perceived work group effectiveness, job satisfaction, and, ultimately, organizational comm...

R. M. McIntyre

2001-01-01

66

Job Satisfaction, Leisure Satisfaction, and Psychological Health.  

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Measures the job satisfaction, leisure satisfaction, and psychological health of 189 full-time employed men. Job satisfaction and leisure satisfaction were significant positive predictors of psychological health. Although job satisfaction was higher for white collar workers than for blue collar workers, the prediction of psychological health was…

Pearson, Quinn M.

1998-01-01

67

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

68

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

69

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Anne Morris; Joan R. Bloom

2002-01-01

70

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

71

The Influence of Work Values on Job and Career Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment among Korean Professional Level Employees  

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The study contributes to the work values literature as well as to the knowledge base of meaning of working in Asian economies. It represents the results of an empirical study of Korean mid-level employees in diverse industries, investigating the effects of different understandings of work and non-work dimensions on job satisfaction, career…

Kuchinke, K. Peter; Kang, Hye-Seung; Oh, Seok-Young

2008-01-01

72

Relationship between job satisfaction and job involvement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Investigated the relationship between motivator and hygiene satisfaction variables to job involvement. Ss were 96 civil service supervisors who completed the Wernimont Job-Satisfaction scale and a job-involvement measure developed by T. M. Lodahl and M. Kejner (see 39:3). It was found that motivator, but not hygiene, satisfaction variables correlated with job involvement. Total motivator satisfaction scores accounted for considerably more

Peter Weissenberg; Leopold W. Gruenfeld

1968-01-01

73

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Colin Silverthorne

2004-01-01

74

Job Satisfaction among School Business Officials.  

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Explores the relationship between school business officials' perceived job satisfaction and specific categories of job variables (demographics, rewards, functions, and interpersonal relationships). Results show that school business officials are a conventional group dominated by well-paid White males content with their work and committed to their…

Candler, Ann C.; And Others

1988-01-01

75

Community College Faculty Job Satisfaction.  

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

Diener, Thomas

1985-01-01

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College Faculty and Job Satisfaction.  

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

Diener, Thomas

77

Predicting Job Satisfaction.  

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

Blai, Boris, Jr.

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Job satisfaction trends during nurses' early career  

PubMed Central

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

Murrells, Trevor; Robinson, Sarah; Griffiths, Peter

2008-01-01

79

Job Satisfaction Among Army Pharmacists.  

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The purpose of this study was to determine whether active duty Army pharmacists are satisfied with their job and further, to examine factors that may uniquely effect their job satisfaction. Job satisfaction was measured using a modified four-page question...

P. T. Bulato

1998-01-01

80

Learning and Job Satisfaction. Symposium.  

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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

81

Young Children and Job Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Used data from General Social Surveys to examine effect of young children on job satisfaction of men and women. Findings suggest that young children have no effect on job satisfaction of male or female workers regardless of time period, work status, or marital status. This was true for women working in labor market as well as in home. (Author/NB)

Hanson, Sandra L.; Sloane, Douglas M.

1992-01-01

82

Job Satisfaction in Fisheries Compared  

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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

83

Transformational leadership and job satisfaction.  

PubMed

The relationship of head nurse leadership style to staff nurse job satisfaction was investigated using the leadership paradigm of transformational and transactional leadership. The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire and the Index of Work Satisfaction were completed by 122 staff nurses employed throughout acute care community hospitals in many patient care areas. Correlations showed a significant positive relationship between those head nurses exhibiting a transformational leadership style and the job satisfaction of their staff nurses. PMID:7659370

Medley, F; Larochelle, D R

1995-09-01

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[Satisfaction and psychological well-being as antecedents of organisational commitment].  

PubMed

Satisfaction and psychological well-being as antecedents of organisational commitment. The role of organisational commitment in public administration and its repercussions on the institution are examined in this study. It reports part of a larger research project that studies job satisfaction, life satisfaction, and psychological well-being as antecedents of organisational commitment. Data were collected from 697 public-sector employees, using questionnaires. Results showed that job satisfaction, life satisfaction, and psychological well-being were strong predictors of organisational commitment. Higher levels of job satisfaction, life satisfaction, and psychological well-being were associated with more favourable perceptions of organisational commitment. Furthermore, this study highlights the impact of dynamic work on the employee's commitment. PMID:17617976

Mañas, Miguel A; Salvador, Carmen; Boada, Joan; González, Esperanza; Agulló, Esteban

2007-08-01

85

Job satisfaction and quits - Which job characteristics matters most?  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY: Various job satisfaction domains are ranked according to their explana- tory power in regressions explaining quits. Satisfaction with Type of Work is found to be the most important job characteristic in Denmark while satisfaction with Job Secu- rity is found to be insignificant. These results are opposed to results for UK, where Job Security is found to be the

Nicolai Kristensen

2006-01-01

86

Relationship Between Perceived Satisfaction With Staff Development Activities and the Selected Variables of Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, and the Intent to Remain With an Organization.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The military nurse serves in the dual role of nurse and officer creating a unique perspective of professional development. Previous studies have demonstrated a positive relationship between satisfaction with staff development activities and the selected v...

J. R. Harvey

1999-01-01

87

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

88

Job Satisfaction in Pharmacies Staffed Predominantly with Technicians.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study measured job satisfaction of Air Force pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. A survey was designed to collect demographic data and measure 12 facets of job satisfaction. Pharmacy job satisfaction, Air Force job satisfaction, and role ambiguity ...

P. J. Shonebarger

1984-01-01

89

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.

Bhatnagar, Kavita; Srivastava, Kalpana

2012-01-01

90

Participative decision making and job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper demonstrates that the determinants of job satisfaction do not change if the worker has decision making freedom and that the impact of some individual characteristics on job satisfaction follow interesting patterns as we move through occupational statuses.

Gail Pacheco; Don J. Webber

2010-01-01

91

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

92

Job satisfaction: Does rank make a difference?  

Microsoft Academic Search

If low job satisfaction or dissatisfaction exists amongst academics then the goals of higher education cannot be accomplished. The purpose of this study was to provide empirical evidence as to the job satisfaction levels of academics in North Cyprus and to ascertain as to whether academic rank is a reliable predictor of their job satisfaction. The study instrument used was

Serife Zihni Eyupoglu; Tulen Saner

2009-01-01

93

JOB SATISFACTION AND REHABILITATION COUNSELOR PERFORMANCE.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS STUDY EXAMINED THE JOB SATISFACTIONS OF REHABILITATION COUNSELORS USING A SAMPLE OF 143 COUNSELORS FROM SIX "DVR" (STATE-FEDERAL GENERAL VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM) AGENCIES. A REVISED FORM OF THE JOB SATISFACTION INVENTORY, ORIGINALLY DEVELOPED BY JOHNSON (1955), ASSESSING SATISFACTIONS WITH EIGHT DIMENSIONS OF THE JOB (RELATIONS WITH…

MILLER, LEONARD A.; MUTHARD, JOHN E.

94

The Multivariate Nature of Professional Job Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussed are two theories of professional job satisfaction--(1) unidimensional and (2) multidimensional with special reference to Herzberg's two factor theory. A national sample of over 3,000 engineering graduates responded to a questionnaire and satisfaction index. Analysis of results revealed that job satisfaction is multidimensional. Job

Wood, Donald A.; LeBold, William K.

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Consequences of nursing procedures measurement on job satisfaction  

PubMed Central

Background: Job satisfaction among nurses has consequences on the quality of nursing care and accompanying organizational commitments. Nursing procedure measurement (NPM) is one of the essential parts of the performance-oriented system. This research was performed in order to determining the job satisfaction rate in selected wards of Baqiyatallah (a. s.) Hospital prior and following the NPM. Materials and Methods: An interventional research technique designed with an evaluation study approach in which job satisfaction was measured before and after NPM within 2 months in selected wards with census sampling procedure. The questionnaire contained two major parts; demographic data and questions regarding job satisfaction, salary, and fringe benefits. Data analyzed with SPSS version 13. Results: Statistical evaluation did not reveal significant difference between demographic data and satisfaction and/or dissatisfaction of nurses (before and after nursing procedures measurement). Following NPM, the rate of salary and benefits dissatisfaction decreased up to 5% and the rate of satisfaction increased about 1.5%, however the statistical tests did not reveal a significant difference. Subsequent to NPM, the rate of job value increased (P = 0.019), whereas the rate of job comfort decreased (P = 0.033) significantly. Conclusions: Measuring procedures do not affect the job satisfaction of ward staff or their salary and benefits. Therefore, it is suggested that the satisfaction measurement compute following nurses’ salary and therefore benefits adjusted based on NPM. This is our suggested approach.

Khademol-hoseyni, Seyyed Mohammad; Nouri, Jamileh Mokhtari; Khoshnevis, Mohammad Ali; Ebadi, Abbas

2013-01-01

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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

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An Examination of Job Satisfaction Dichotomies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Much of the recent job satisfaction literature has involved dichotomies such as intrinsic-extrinsic, motivator-hygiene, or job content-job context. In an exploratory study, responses by a sample of health managers (n=504) to 15 job satisfaction items were...

L. R. James E. A. Hartman A. P. Jones M. W. Stebbins

1975-01-01

98

Emotional Intelligence and Job Satisfaction  

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

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

99

Emotional Intelligence and Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2008-01-01

100

Strategic collaborative quality management and employee job satisfaction.  

PubMed

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

2014-05-01

101

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.

Mosadeghrad, Ali Mohammad

2014-01-01

102

Workplace spirituality and job satisfaction.  

PubMed

Abstract 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

103

Job Satisfaction in Fisheries Compared.  

PubMed

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

Pollnac, Richard; Bavinck, Maarten; Monnereau, Iris

2012-10-01

104

Job Satisfaction and the Ethnic Minority Librarian.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of job satisfaction among ethnic minority librarians emphasizes the importance of four areas: planning, recruitment, hiring, and staff acceptance and retention. Factors of job satisfaction are described; ethnicity and ethnic minority demographics are discussed; and literature that addresses librarian satisfaction is reviewed, including…

Squire, Jan S.

1991-01-01

105

What Predicts Job Satisfaction in Malaysia?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

106

Happy Days: "SLJ's" Job Satisfaction Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kenney, Brian

2009-01-01

107

Intelligence, Education, and Facets of Job Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

108

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1989-01-01

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Communication Relationship Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This exploratory study examines the relationship between communication relationship satisfaction (CRS) and organizational commitment. CRS was measured by organizational communication relationship (OCR) instrument developed by the International Communication Association (ICA). Organizational commitment was measured by Porter, Steers, Mowday and Boulian's (1974) scale. Data were obtained from 122 white-collar employees in an engineering company through a paper-and-pencil questionnaire. A factor analysis

Joseph M. Putti; Samuel Aryee; Joseph Phua

1990-01-01

110

Job Satisfaction among Elementary School Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

111

Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction among Army Chaplains.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

K. D. Johnson

1976-01-01

112

Nursing Job Satisfaction: Three Basic Questions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Black, F. S.; Black, Ruby Lindsey

113

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

114

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

115

Sexual satisfaction in committed relationships  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides an overview of the recent interdisciplinary research on the connection between sexual satisfaction and\\u000a overall relationship happiness for couples. The authors discuss the literature on same- and opposite-sex couples and, cognizant\\u000a of gender, race, and class differences, state a case for how specific aspects of sexuality, such as frequency of sex, emotion,\\u000a and orgasm, affect individual and

Pepper Schwartz; Linda Young

2009-01-01

116

A Study on Job Satisfaction of Hotel Employees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Employee job satisfaction has directly affected on customer satisfaction and customer loyalty. The study examines the factors that has impacted on the job satisfaction, and examines the relationship between demographic characteristics of hotel employees and job satisfaction. The study findings show that there are four factors of job satisfaction; there is no significant difference between demographic variables of employees and

Zhen Liu; Jie Yang

2009-01-01

117

Job Satisfaction among School Teachers in Cyprus  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Zembylas, Michalinos; Papanastasiou, Elena

2004-01-01

118

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

119

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

120

Physician job satisfaction in New Zealand versus the United Kingdom  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aims To compare and contrast levels of job satisfaction and job-related stress between doctors in New Zealand (NZ) and the United Kingdom (UK). Methods Self-administered questionnaire to 593 NZ doctors and 795 UK doctors. Job satisfaction was scored using the Warr, Cook, and Wall scale. Job stress responses were correlated to satisfaction scores. Results Overall, job satisfaction levels were high;

Paul Grant

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Job satisfaction survey among health centers staff  

PubMed Central

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.

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

2014-01-01

122

Job Satisfaction and Stress among Band Directors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents the results of a survey where 200 midwest public-school band directors were asked to respond to a four-part questionnaire on factors contributing to their sense of job satisfaction and job stress. Strong positive interpersonal relationships among directors and students, parents, administrators, and other faculty contributed most to job

Heston, Melissa L.; And Others

1996-01-01

123

Determinants of Job Satisfaction in Naval Environments.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Demographic, military status, job-related, and health-related variables were correlated with a Navy job satisfaction measure. This scale correlated .61 with Smith's Job Description Index which has been widely applied in civilian industry. Ss were 5,851 Na...

B. W. McDonald E. K. E. Gunderson

1973-01-01

124

Job satisfaction among dental assistants in Brazil.  

PubMed

The aim of the present study was to investigate the expressed levels of job satisfaction of dental assistants working in Brazil and whether there are relationships among professional formation standards, workplace relations and job satisfaction. An analytical cross-sectional study was carried out with a calculated sample of 443 dental assistants. A questionnaire was developed for this purpose and its validity was verified in a pilot study. The questionnaire provided data for socioeconomic and demographic categorization and identified the variables that could be correlated to professional satisfaction. Job satisfaction was stratified into satisfaction and no satisfaction. All participants signed an informed consent form. Data were analyzed using SPSS software, version 13.0. Pearson's chi-square and Fisher's exact tests were performed. Among the 443 participants, 94.6% were women, 72.7% were aged between 21 and 40 years and 65.0% were single. Over half had 37 or more months of job experience and had completed their course at a public institution. The majority earned between US$141.00 and US$190.00 per month. Job satisfaction was mentioned by 81.5% of the dental personnel. It was found that most subjects were satisfied with their job, and that the level satisfaction is influenced negatively by salary, workplace, workload and dentist's personality. PMID:23657414

Loretto, Nelson Rubens Mendes; Caldas, Arnaldo de França; Coelho Junior, Luiz Gutenberg Toledo de Miranda

2013-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fuming, Xu; Jiliang, Shen

2007-01-01

126

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

127

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

128

Management style and staff nurse job satisfaction.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to determine nurses' perceptions of the current and desired management styles of hospital units and to investigate the relationship of management style with job satisfaction. Full-time staff nurses (N = 505) in two private and two public acute care general hospitals in a southeastern metropolitan area were surveyed using instruments with established psychometric properties. The staff nurses were currently experiencing a benevolent-authoritative management style, but preferred a participative style. Management style and job satisfaction were significantly correlated (r = .6050). Management style perception scores predicted 36.6 per cent of the variance in job satisfaction scores. Implications for nursing administration are presented. PMID:2030230

Lucas, M D

1991-01-01

129

NURSING STAFF TEAMWORK AND JOB SATISFACTION  

PubMed Central

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

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

2010-01-01

130

Burnout and Job Satisfaction among Student Support Services Personnel.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Measures of burnout and job satisfaction completed by 166 college student support services staff revealed a significant negative relationship between emotional exhaustion and job satisfaction; significant positive relationship between personal accomplishment and job satisfaction; and a significant relationship between job satisfaction and three…

Brewer, Ernest W.; Clippard, Laura Faye

2002-01-01

131

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

132

Empirical Analysis of Job Satisfaction Factors.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Two empirical models were developed using stepwise multiple regression techniques to identify significant factors contributing to job satisfaction. A cursory literature review formed the basis for the hypothetical model I, which resulted in the explanatio...

J. H. Thalmann

1987-01-01

133

Comparing Job Satisfaction among Public and Private-Sector Employees  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Victor S. DeSantis; Samantha L. Durst

1996-01-01

134

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

135

Job Satisfaction in a Divided Academy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compared job satisfaction of male and female college faculty in law, business, and home economics units. Compared to men, women in business and law were less satisfied with their work, but equally satisfied with pay, promotion opportunities, supervision, and co-workers. In home economics, men and women were equally satisfied with all five job

Wissman, Janice R.

1988-01-01

136

Job Satisfaction Among Nurses in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined job satisfaction among nurses in China. A nationwide survey was conducted with 403 nurses employed at hospitals in 16 provinces in China using the Job Descriptive Index Scale. The findings indicated that, overall, nurses were dissatisfied with work, pay, and promotions. Pay was rated as the least satisfying aspect of work followed by promotions. Nurses with more

Jie Hu; Huaping Liu

2004-01-01

137

Job satisfaction of Jamaican elementary school teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study investigated correlates of job satisfaction among public (N=190) and private (N=100) Jamaican elementary school teachers. Emphasis was on the identification of factors that could be affected through administrative intervention. Results indicated that the quality of school working conditions and respondents' relationships with other teachers were significantly related to satisfaction for both public and private school teachers. School prestige and parental encouragement were also significant predictors for public school teachers; leadership style, organizational structure, and teacher-parent relationships predicted job satisfaction for private school teachers. Implications of these findings for Jamaican education are discussed.

Rodgers-Jenkinson, Fay; Chapman, David W.

1990-09-01

138

Job Satisfaction: Literature Review and Empirical Test of a Job Facet Satisfactions Model.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The broad objective of this study was to examine the nature and causes of job satisfaction. This was pursued through a literature review of the more popular theories and models pertaining to job satisfaction. Included in the review are summaries of Maslow...

T. R. Talbot

1979-01-01

139

The Relationship between Satisfaction with Workplace Training and Overall Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

140

Explaining global job satisfaction by facets of job satisfaction: the Japanese civil servants study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives  Management of job satisfaction is of growing importance in terms of the maintenance of employees’ health. This study aimed\\u000a to evaluate which and to what extent facets of job satisfaction contributed to global job satisfaction.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  The participants were 4286 employees aged 18–69 years working in local government in Japan. A questionnaire survey was conducted\\u000a in 1998–1999. Seven facets of job

Takashi Tatsuse; Michikazu Sekine

2011-01-01

141

The relationship of work satisfaction and organizational commitment to retirement intention.  

PubMed

The relationship between attitudes, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment has been shown to influence turnover/retirement. This relationship is important because of changing demographic patterns in the U.S. that are contributing to present and future foodservice labor shortages. The labor shortage has potential for retarding the long-term growth of the foodservice industry. However, recruitment and retention of older workers could be a factor in controlling the problem. Therefore, the major purpose of this research was to obtain information from current older foodservice employees to permit the determination of how various aspects of their jobs affect job satisfaction and organizational commitment and, thus, intention to remain on the job by delaying retirement. Non-management-level hospital and college/university foodservice workers aged 55 years and older (no. = 243) were surveyed. Hospital employees were selected from corporate rosters provided by a major contract foodservice company. College and university employees were selected from the roster of the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS). No statistically meaningful relationship (r greater than or equal to .30) between work satisfaction (measured by the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire) and organizational commitment (measured by the Organizational Commitment Questionnaire), as correlated with retirement intention, was found. Although not considered meaningful, a slight statistical relationship was found (r = .15, p less than .02) between intrinsic satisfaction and the desire to delay retirement (work intention). PMID:3397466

DeMicco, F J; Olsen, M D

1988-08-01

142

The Relationship Between Structured Job Analysis Information, Interests, and Job Satisfaction. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present research develops the argument that actual job duties are a significant determinant of job satisfaction, especially intrinsic satisfaction. It is further argued that the degree of fit between job duties and interests in these job duties should be related to satisfaction. To test these hypotheses, data were collected on job duties…

Pritchard, Robert D.; Peters, Lawrence H.

143

Job satisfaction and response to incentives among China's urban workforce  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines job satisfaction and incentive structures among China's urban workforce. The main determinants of job satisfaction are found to be age, education, occupation and personal income. The criteria that Chinese urban employees considered most important when choosing a job were job stability, a high income and professional development. Employees who considered job stability, high income, professional development opportunities,

Ingrid Nielsen; Russell Smyth

2008-01-01

144

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

145

Study of Job Satisfaction at Eisenhower Army Medical Center.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study was conducted to determine the level of job satisfaction among administrative employees at Eisenhower Army Medical Center. The Job Descriptive Index (a widely used survey instrument) was used to evaluate the satisfaction of EAMC employees. The ...

S. C. Schmid

1987-01-01

146

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

147

Leader-member exchange and employee work outcomes in Chinese firms: the mediating role of job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the mediating role of job satisfaction in the relationships between leader-member exchange (LMX) and employee work outcomes in Chinese firms, namely, organizational commitment and intention to leave. Based on the data collected from the four manufacturing firms based in China, the hierarchical regression analyses strongly support our theoretical predication that job satisfaction fully mediates the relationships between

Millissa F. Y. Cheung; Wei-ping Wu

2012-01-01

148

Leader-member exchange and employee work outcomes in Chinese firms: the mediating role of job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the mediating role of job satisfaction in the relationships between leader-member exchange (LMX) and employee work outcomes in Chinese firms, namely, organizational commitment and intention to leave. Based on the data collected from the four manufacturing firms based in China, the hierarchical regression analyses strongly support our theoretical predication that job satisfaction fully mediates the relationships between

Millissa F. Y. Cheung; Wei-ping Wu

2011-01-01

149

Determinants of Job Satisfaction in U.S. Army Reserve/National Guard Units: A Multidisciplinary Analysis.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This research reports an empirical analysis of job satisfaction in the U.S. Army Reserve/National Guard units. Job satisfaction is explained in terms of an economic theory of the effect of pay, the psychological theory of commitment and motivation, and a ...

H. A. Lakhani

1990-01-01

150

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

151

Understanding Organizational Commitment and Satisfaction of TACOM Life Cycle Management Command Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Associates.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study focused on the job satisfaction and organizational commitment of civil service workers employed at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command (TACOM) located in Warren, Michigan. TACOM employs 6,739 employees in Warren with a wide range of acquisiti...

N. L. Saxon

2012-01-01

152

Job Satisfaction and Motivational Strategies among Library Directors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses a survey of Danish library directors and highlights findings associated with job satisfaction and motivational strategies. Highlights include leadership; the relation between leadership position and job satisfaction; relationship between selected variables and job satisfaction; management tools used; and time spent on leadership tasks.…

Pors, Niels Ole; Johannsen, Carl Gustav

2002-01-01

153

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

154

Culture, participative decision making and job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explores the impact of culture on participative decision making (PDM) and job satisfaction (JS) using data obtained from the European Values Study. We parameterise two different cultural variables using principal components analysis: first a continuum based on survival versus self-expression values, and second a continuum based on traditional versus secular-rational values. Application of ordered logistic regression to Likert

De Wet van der Westhuizen; Gail Pacheco; Don J. Webber

2010-01-01

155

Culture, participative decision making and job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explores the impact of culture on participatory decision making (PDM) and job satisfaction (JS) using data obtained from the European Values Study (EVS). We parameterise two different cultural variables using principal components analysis: first a continuum based on survival versus self-expression values and second a continuum based on traditional versus secular-rational values. Application of ordered logistic regression to

De Wet Van Der Westhuizen; Gail Pacheco; Don J. Webber

2012-01-01

156

Culture, participative decision making and job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explores the impact of culture on participatory decision making (PDM) and job satisfaction (JS) using data obtained from the European Values Study (EVS). We parameterise two different cultural variables using principal components analysis: first a continuum based on survival versus self-expression values and second a continuum based on traditional versus secular-rational values. Application of ordered logistic regression to

De Wet Van Der Westhuizen; Gail Pacheco; Don J. Webber

2011-01-01

157

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

158

Burnout and Job Satisfaction among Counselor Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sangganjanavanich, Varunee Faii; Balkin, Richard S.

2013-01-01

159

Job Attachment, Satisfaction, and Turnover Among Public Sector Employees.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study sought to: (1) Compare the relative predictive powers of job attachment and job satisfaction with respect to turnover among a sample of public employees; and (2) Compare the relative influences on both attitudes of individual and job characteri...

J. L. Koch R. M. Steers

1976-01-01

160

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

161

A Meta-Analysis of the Relation of Job Characteristics to Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Job enrichment is one method that has been used to increase employee satisfaction and work motivation. Hackman and Oldham's (1976) job characteristics model has served as the foundation for many job enrichment efforts. In particular, a considerable amount of research has been devoted to the study of the job characteristics-job satisfaction relation. The purpose of this study was to statistically

Brian T. Loher; Raymond A. Noe; Nancy L. Moeller; Michael P. Fitzgerald

1985-01-01

162

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

163

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

164

Field independence and articulation of sources of job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hypothesized that analytic (field independent) and global (field dependent) perceivers would differ in their ability to differentiate among intrinsic and extrinsic sources of job satisfaction. Ss were 96 civil service supervisors who completed a Group Embedded Figures Test and the Wernimont job-satisfaction questionnaire. Results show that for global perceivers intrinsic and extrinsic satisfactions correlated substantially with each other and with

Leopold W. Gruenfeld; Peter Weissenberg

1970-01-01

165

VARIATIONS IN JOB SATISFACTION FOR PERMANENT AND CASUAL WORKERS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research uses both qualitative and quantitative data from 125 call centre staff to evaluate the job satisfaction of permanent and casual employees in a call centre setting. Findings indicate that human resource management practices impact on levels of employee job satisfaction yet there is no difference between permanent and casual workers with respect to their satisfaction with these practices.

Cathy Sheehan; Lindsay Nelson

166

Job Satisfaction among School Psychologists: A Meta-Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Meta-analytic techniques were used to analyze data from a collection of school psychologist job satisfaction studies that were conducted between 1982 and 1999. Eight studies, all of which used the Modified Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (m-MSQ) to measure job satisfaction among school psychologists, were included in the analysis. Two…

VanVoorhis, Richard W.; Levinson, Edward M.

2006-01-01

167

Job Stress and Organizational Commitment among Mentoring Coordinators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

168

IT Employee Job Satisfaction in the Public Sector  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Soonhee Kim

2009-01-01

169

Interrelationship between Reported Health, Anxiety, Job Satisfaction, and Shiftwork.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research has shown that stress and anxiety are significant correlates of perceived health, but the effects of job difficulty and job satisfaction are unclear. To study the effect of shift work, job satisfaction, and difficulty and anxiety on reported health, 6,281 electronics technicians, engineers, and support staff completed surveys of…

Deloney, Julia R.; Schroeder, David J.

170

Organizational Communication and Job Satisfaction in Australian Catholic Primary Schools  

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

De Nobile, John J.; McCormick, John

2008-01-01

171

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

172

Control, stress, and job satisfaction in Canadian nurses  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main effects of four domains of control (task, decision, resource, physical environment) on job satisfaction and their interactions with three types of job stressors (task demands, role conflict, interpersonal conflict) were examined in a sample of 765 Canadian nurses. Multiple regression analyses were conducted to determine the proportion of variance in job satisfaction that could be accounted for by

Margaret Anne McLaney; Joseph J. Hurrell Jr

1988-01-01

173

Correlates of Job and Professional Satisfaction among Secondary School Administrators  

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This study examined the job and growth satisfaction of secondary school administrators. Three sets of variables (job, organizational, and personal characteristics) were tested in terms of their impact on 2 related but distinct dependent variables: job and growth satisfaction. The participants included 153 school administrators, 66 principals, and…

Conley, Sharon; Shaw, Shirley; Glasman, Naftaly

2007-01-01

174

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Martin G. Wolf

1970-01-01

175

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

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

Rayle, Andrea Dixon

2006-01-01

176

School Counselors' Career Satisfaction and Commitment: Correlates and Predictors  

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

Baggerly, Jennifer; Osborn, Debra

2006-01-01

177

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Nicholas J. Ashill; Michel Rod; Janet Carruthers

2008-01-01

178

Commitment profiles: Combinations of organizational commitment forms and job outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 create distinct “profiles” of commitment and the implications of different profiles. In Study

S. Arzu Wasti

2005-01-01

179

A Process Model of Organizational Commitment and Job Involvement.  

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An integrative model which included antecedent and outcome variables was developed for the study of organizational commitment and job involvement. Antecedent variables were grouped into the four categories of personal-demographic characteristics, personal...

K. F. Donnelly S. D. Hartford

1982-01-01

180

Relationship of Job Scope to Enlisted Performance and Satisfaction Criteria.  

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As part of a longitudinal study of first-term enlisted naval personnel, perceptions of job scope (the complexity and challenge of a job), were investigated to predict criteria of satisfaction, enlisted performance ratings, and turnover. Correlations between job scope (Job Diagnostic Survey scores) and behavior as moderated by a variety of…

Lau, Alan W.; Landau, Samuel B.

181

Job Enrichment: The Effects of Growth Needs and Social Needs on the Job Characteristics-Job Satisfaction and Job Characteristics-Perceived Performance Relationships.  

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This study examines the job characteristics-job satisfaction and job characteristics-perceived performance relationships using the job characteristics model developed by Hackman and Oldham (1976) as the theoretical base for analysis. Additionally, the stu...

A. C. Jones D. E. Ridenour

1977-01-01

182

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

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

Saber, Deborah A

2013-01-01

183

A Model and Field Test of the Relationships between Task Characteristics, Task Environment, Intrinsic and Extrinsic Job Satisfaction, Job Stress and Self-Reported Job Performance.  

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This thesis reviews the literature in the areas of job satisfaction, job stress, and self-rated job performance. Controversy has raged over the relationship between satisfaction and work outcomes--particularly job performance. This research attempts to de...

N. E. Adams, L. S. Harris

1982-01-01

184

Coping Work Strategies and Job Satisfaction Among Iranian Nurses  

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

Ghiyasvandian, Shahrzad; Adera Gebra, Addis

2014-01-01

185

The job satisfaction-job performance relationship: a qualitative and quantitative review.  

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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 of a lack of assimilation and integration in the literature. Research devoted to testing these models waned following 2 meta-analyses of the job satisfaction-job performance relationship. Because of limitations in these prior analyses and the misinterpretation of their findings, a new meta-analysis was conducted on 312 samples with a combined N of 54,417. The mean true correlation between overall job satisfaction and job performance was estimated to be .30. In light of these results and the qualitative review, an agenda for future research on the satisfaction-performance relationship is provided. PMID:11393302

Judge, T A; Thoresen, C J; Bono, J E; Patton, G K

2001-05-01

186

Organization communication, job stress, organizational commitment, and job performance of accounting professionals in Taiwan and America  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – To further understand the impact of organizational communication and commitment on job stress and performance. Over the past 20 years, the constructs of organizational commitment and communication have been studied extensively but little attention has been paid to the relationship between them and other organizational variables such as job performance and stress. Also, differences between employees either in

Jui-Chen Chen; Colin Silverthorne; Jung-Yao Hung

2006-01-01

187

An Exploratory Study of Job Satisfaction, Retention, and Performance of Navy Enlisted Men.  

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The paper examines the relationship of two aspects of job satisfaction: satisfaction with the work itself (job content) and satisfaction with the job environment (job context) to retention behavior and measures of on-the-job performance of first-term Naval enlisted men. While both job content and job context factors were found to be important…

Stoloff, Peter H.

188

Using Job Involvement and Organizational Commitment Interactively to Predict Turnover  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently Blau and Boal (1987) have proposed a conceptual model describing how an interaction of job involvement and organizational commitment can be usefulfor predicting employee turnover and absenteeism. This study partially tested their conceptual model. The study sample consisted of 129field office employees from an insurance company. The results showed that an interaction ofjob involvement and organizational commitment accounted for

Gary Blau; Kimberly Boal

1989-01-01

189

Factors Influencing the Job Satisfaction of Academics in Higher Education  

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

Schulze, S.

2006-01-01

190

Two Profiles of Schoolteachers: A Discriminant Analysis of Job Satisfaction.  

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Surveyed Israeli elementary and secondary teachers to investigate whether it was possible to distinguish between teachers with high versus teachers with low job satisfaction and factors that predict job satisfaction. Results indicated that the groups could be distinguished by teachers' perceptions of the teaching occupation and their principals'…

Bogler, Ronit

2002-01-01

191

Stress, Job Satisfaction and the Community College Faculty.  

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

Happ, Albert C.; Yoder, Edgar P.

192

Predictors of Job Satisfaction among Selected Agriculture Faculty  

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

Foor, Ryan M.; Cano, Jamie

2011-01-01

193

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

194

Job Satisfaction among Young European Higher Education Graduates  

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

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

2007-01-01

195

Moderation of P-E Fit--Job Satisfaction Relations  

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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

196

Job satisfaction and turnover in the Chinese retail industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate employee turnover in a leading Chinese retail organisation, where high turnover rates are recognised as being a major issue for human resource strategy. The study seeks to focus on the job satisfaction-turnover relationship, examining how this is moderated by occupation. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A literature review on employee job satisfaction and

2009-01-01

197

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

198

Job Satisfaction and the Labor Market Institutions in Urban China  

Microsoft Academic Search

The determinants of worker job satisfaction are estimated using a representative survey of three major cities in China. Legally segregated migrants, floaters, earn significantly less than otherwise equivalent non-migrants but routinely report greater job satisfaction, a finding not previously reported. We confirm a positive role for membership in the communist party but find that it exists only for non-migrants suggesting

John S. Heywood; W. Stanley Siebert; Xiangdong Wei

2009-01-01

199

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

200

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

201

Study of Job Satisfaction among Elementary School Teachers in Shanghai  

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

Zhongshan, Zhang

2007-01-01

202

Understanding Job Satisfaction and its Relationship to Student Academic Performance  

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

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

2013-01-01

203

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

204

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

205

HIV stigma and nurse job satisfaction in five African countries.  

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

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

2009-01-01

206

The Antecedents and Consequences of Job Satisfaction in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This study extends social exchange theory to develop a model in Chinese context that positions job satisfaction as a mediator\\u000a of the relationships between four antecedents and four volitional workplace behaviors. All four classes of antecedents (perceived\\u000a organizational support (POS), procedural, distributive and interactional justice) except for procedural justice contributed\\u000a uniquely to the prediction of satisfaction. Job satisfaction is also

Ren-Tao Miao; Xi-Lin Hou; Daeup Kim

207

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

PubMed Central

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

2012-01-01

208

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

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

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

2009-01-01

209

Physician Assistants: An Empirical Analysis of Their General Characteristics, Job Performance, and Job Satisfaction.  

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This report describes the general characteristics, job performance, and job satisfaction of a nationwide sample of 939 physician assistants who graduated in 1974 or before. Physician assistants were found to be working predominantly in primary care specia...

H. B. Perry

1976-01-01

210

The Job Satisfaction of Finnish Nursing Staff: The Development of a Job Satisfaction Scale and Survey Results  

PubMed Central

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.

Kvist, Tarja; Mantynen, Raija; Partanen, Pirjo; Turunen, Hannele; Miettinen, Merja; Vehvilainen-Julkunen, Katri

2012-01-01

211

Happiness and job satisfaction in a casino-dominated economy.  

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

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

2013-09-01

212

A Test of Herzberg's Two Factor Theory of Job Satisfaction.  

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The purpose of this study was to test the basic premise of Herzberg's two factor theory that there exists a dichotomy between job factors such that those job factors called motivators predominately lead to feelings of job satisfaction while those factors ...

P. A. Scoville

1976-01-01

213

Job characteristics and job satisfaction: A relationship study on supervisors performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study attempted to examine the relationship of job characteristics on job satisfaction of the middle level managers. Job characteristics model developed by Hackman & Oldham [19] comprises of autonomy, feedback, skill variety, task identity, and task significance served as the conceptual framework. The findings indicated there is a relationship in all the five dimensions of the job characteristics model

Noor Azzah Said; R. Munap

2010-01-01

214

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

215

Job satisfaction among public health professionals working in public sector: a cross sectional study from Pakistan  

PubMed Central

Background Job satisfaction largely determines the productivity and efficiency of human resource for health. It literally depicts the extent to which professionals like or dislike their jobs. Job satisfaction is said to be linked with the employee’s work environment, job responsibilities and powers and time pressure; the determinants which affect employee’s organizational commitment and consequently the quality of services. The objective of the study was to determine the level of and factors influencing job satisfaction among public health professionals in the public sector. Methods This was a cross sectional study conducted in Islamabad, Pakistan. Sample size was universal including 73 public health professionals, with postgraduate qualifications and working in government departments of Islamabad. A validated structured questionnaire was used to collect data from April to October 2011. Results Overall satisfaction rate was 41% only, while 45% were somewhat satisfied and 14% of professionals highly dissatisfied with their jobs. For those who were not satisfied, working environment, job description and time pressure were the major causes. Other factors influencing the level of satisfaction were low salaries, lack of training opportunities, improper supervision and inadequate financial rewards. Conclusion Our study documented a relatively low level of overall satisfaction among workers in public sector health care organizations. Considering the factors responsible for this state of affairs, urgent and concrete strategies must be developed to address the concerns of public health professionals as they represent a highly sensitive domain of health system of Pakistan. Improving the overall work environment, review of job descriptions and better remuneration might bring about a positive change.

2013-01-01

216

Satisfaction vs. Sacrifice: Sports Editors Assess the Influences of Life Issues on Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey (N = 184) and interviews examine issues that influence job satisfaction among newspaper sports editors. The results indicate that perceived organizational support has a strong, positive correlation to job satisfaction, while work-family conflict and role overload have a negative influence. The interviews indicate that sports editors do not receive as much organizational support as the survey suggests. Motivation-hygiene

Scott Reinardy

2007-01-01

217

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bowling, Nathan A.

2007-01-01

218

Analysis and Comparative Study of Job Characteristics and Job Satisfaction in the Air Force Transportation Officer Career Field.  

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This research project looked at job characteristics, job enrichment potential, and job satisfaction levels in the Transportation Officer career field. The Job Diagnostic Survey was applied to a census of transportation officers. Survey results were analyz...

R. K. Geiser

1986-01-01

219

A Path Analytic Model of Human Capital and Organizational Job Characteristics on Female Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study attempts to integrate human capital theory (predominantly an economic theory) with the traditional organizational job characteristics found in the behavioral job satisfaction literature. Four human capital variables-formal education, marital status, length of service, and alternative job information-are posited to have direct influence on seven organizational job characteristics-pay, co-worker integration, promo-tional opportunities, job communications, equitable treatment, routiniza-tion, and centralization.

Thomas N. Martin

1981-01-01

220

Job satisfaction and subjective well-being among Czech nurses.  

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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; Ziaková, Katarína

2014-04-01

221

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Job Satisfaction Characteristics Among Pharmacy Students.  

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

Purohit, Anal A.; Lambert, Randall L.

1983-01-01

222

Job Satisfaction and Perceived Teaching Effectiveness in Medical School Lecturers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Results of a survey of 10 preclinical lecturers in New Zealand are reported that show a high degree of correlation between job satisfaction ratings by the lecturers and the student evaluation of their teaching effectiveness. (LBH)

Krause, B. L.

1977-01-01

223

Marital and Job Satisfaction and Retention in the Army.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper has presented the results from two studies designed to illuminate the relationships among the Army experience, family life, job satisfaction, and intention to remain in the Army. The results from the first study indicated several areas of Army ...

J. C. Woefel J. M. Savell

1978-01-01

224

An Exploratory Study of Job Satisfaction, Retention, and Performance of Navy Enlisted Men.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The paper examines the relationship of 2 aspects of job satisfaction: satisfaction with the work itself (job content) and satisfaction of the job environment (job context) to retention behavior and measures of on-the-job performance of first-term Naval en...

P. H. Stoloff

1971-01-01

225

A Model for Conducting Job Satisfaction Research in On-Going Organizations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Job satisfaction is the feeling an employee has about his pay, his work, his promotion opportunities, his coworkers, and his supervisor. The model for conducting job satisfaction research suggested in this study gives specific attention to: (1) how job sa...

W. J. Vaughn J. D. Dunn

1972-01-01

226

Relationship between Organizational Culture, Leadership Behavior and Job Satisfaction  

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

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Job Satisfaction of Academic Staff: An Empirical Study on Turkey  

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

Toker, Boran

2011-01-01

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Supervisor–Subordinate Guanxi and Employee Work Outcomes: The Mediating Role of Job Satisfaction  

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In this study, we attempt to explain the divergent results found in the relationships between supervisor–subordinate guanxi\\u000a and employee work outcomes. Specifically, we propose that the relationships between supervisor–subordinate guanxi and participatory\\u000a management, turnover intentions, and organizational commitment are mediated by job satisfaction. Based on the data collected\\u000a from a sample of 196 employees of three local manufacturing firms in

Millissa F. Y. Cheung; Wei-Ping Wu; Allan K. K. Chan; May M. L. Wong

2009-01-01

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Mobility Potential and Job Satisfaction. Mixing Dispositional and Situational Explanations.  

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Cross-tabulation of data from 2,713 employees and a matched sample of their employers found the following: males more than females match their employers' assessments of mobility potential of their jobs; those who match their employers, whether mobile or not, have similar levels of job satisfaction; and combination of both attitudinal and…

Morris, Joan M.; Villemez, Wayne J.

1992-01-01

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Personnel Executives: Personality, Vocational Interests, and Job Satisfaction.  

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Conducted two surveys of personnel executives to demonstrate the relationships between their job activities and job satisfaction and their vocational interests and personalities. The personality scales of affiliation, nurturance, exhibition, desirability and particularly dominance, defined personnel managers most strongly. The higher the autonomy…

Jackson, Douglas N.; And Others

1987-01-01

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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

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Longitudinal Job Satisfaction of Persons in Supported Employment.  

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This longitudinal study examined satisfaction with supported employment jobs and services with 32 disabled individuals receiving services between 1992 and 1997. Analysis of interview data indicates participants were consistently satisfied with both their chosen supported employment jobs (including the work, friendships made, and money earned) and…

Test, David W.; Carver, Tonya; Ewers, Lisa; Haddad, Jennifer; Person, Julie

2000-01-01

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DETERMINANTS OF JOB SATISFACTION AMONG CHINESE OFF FARM MIGRANTS  

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This study examines the effect of own income versus reference group income and the subjective factors considered important in a job for a sample of off farm migrants in China. We find that own income has a positive effect on job satisfaction while the effect of reference group income is gender specific. We find evidence that males experience a tunnelling

Russell Smyth; Qingguo Zhai; Xiaoxu Li

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Fairness and job satisfaction of Japanese multinationals in Asia  

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We explored how fairness perceptions of HR practices affect job satisfaction among Asian managers of MNC subsidiaries, controlling age, gender, job tenure, previous work experiences, and management positions. Our fairness study focus described the effect of procedural justice and that of the transparency, which we have added as a new justice construct that is an organizational level of informational justice.

Yoshitaka Yamazaki; Jeewhan Yoon

2012-01-01

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Factors influencing job satisfaction among state conservation officers  

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Purpose – The purpose of this research was to identify and describe factors associated with job satisfaction among conservation officers. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The study took a qualitative approach to data collection that included a survey and 24 in-depth interviews with Kentucky conservation officers. Data were examined with the intention of identifying common themes. Findings – Four categories associated with job

Stephen L. Eliason

2006-01-01

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Does Finnish hospital staff job satisfaction vary across occupational groups?  

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Background Job satisfaction of staff is an essential outcome variable in research when describing the work environment of successful hospitals. Numerous studies have evaluated the topic, but few previous studies have assessed the job satisfaction of all staff in hospital settings. It is important to discover if there are any unsatisfied groups of people working in hospitals, the aspects they are unsatisfied with and why. The aim of this study was to evaluate job satisfaction of all staff working at a Finnish university hospital, identify differences in job satisfaction between staff groups, and explore the relationship between their self-evaluated quality of work and job satisfaction. Methods Data were collected from 1424 employees of the hospital using the web-based Kuopio University Job Satisfaction Scale survey instrument in autumn 2010. The research data were analysed by using SPSS 19.0 for Windows. Frequency and percentage distributions, as well as mean values, were used to describe the data. A non-parametric test (Kruskal–Wallis test) was used to determine the significance of differences in scores between different groups of staff members and between quality evaluations. Results The overall job satisfaction of the employees was good. They rated both motivating factors of their work and work welfare as excellent. The areas causing most dissatisfaction were work demands and participation in decision making. Physicians formed the most satisfied group, nurses and maintenance staff were the least satisfied, and office and administrative staff were fairly satisfied. Staff who rated the quality of work in their units as high usually also considered their job satisfaction to be excellent. Conclusions Every staff member has an influence on job satisfaction in her/his unit. A culture of participation should be developed and maintained in the units and the whole hospital to ensure that all staff feel they play important roles in the hospital. A university hospital is a complex, continuously changing work environment. Managers of the hospital should continuously evaluate job satisfaction and quickly react to the results gained.

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

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

Terranova, Aaron B.; Henning, Jolene M.

2011-01-01

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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

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Effects of Worker Classification, Crystallization, and Job Autonomy on Congruence-Satisfaction Relationships.  

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A majority of the congruence-satisfaction literature has used interest measures based on Holland's theory, although the measures' accuracy in predicting job satisfaction is questionable. Divergent findings among studies on occupational congruence-job satisfaction may be due to ineffective measures of congruence and job satisfaction and lack of…

Obermesik, John W.; Beehr, Terry A.

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Spillover between Marital Quality and Job Satisfaction: Long-Term Patterns and Gender Differences.  

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Investigated process of spillover between marital quality and job satisfaction among married individuals. Results indicated increases in marital satisfaction were significantly related to increases in job satisfaction, and increases in marital discord were significantly related to declines in job satisfaction. These processes operate similarly for…

Rogers, Stacy J.; May Dee C.

2003-01-01

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Safety behavior: Job demands, job resources, and perceived management commitment to safety.  

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The job demands-resources model posits that job demands and resources influence outcomes through job strain and work engagement processes. We test whether the model can be extended to effort-related "routine" safety violations and "situational" safety violations provoked by the organization. In addition we test more directly the involvement of job strain than previous studies which have used burnout measures. Structural equation modeling provided, for the first time, evidence of predicted relationships between job strain and "routine" violations and work engagement with "routine" and "situational" violations, thereby supporting the extension of the job demands-resources model to safety behaviors. In addition our results showed that a key safety-specific construct 'perceived management commitment to safety' added to the explanatory power of the job demands-resources model. A predicted path from job resources to perceived management commitment to safety was highly significant, supporting the view that job resources can influence safety behavior through both general motivational involvement in work (work engagement) and through safety-specific processes. PMID:20604633

Hansez, Isabelle; Chmiel, Nik

2010-07-01

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Job Satisfaction of Persons in Supported Employment.  

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Interviews with 34 persons with developmental disabilities in supported employment indicated that the majority liked their jobs, were satisfied with the help that their job coach had provided, had a voice in choosing their job, would rather work in the community than attend a workshop, and reported having friends at work. (Author/JDD)

Test, David W.; And Others

1993-01-01

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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

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Using Artificial Neural Networks to Model Nonlinearity: The Case of the Job Satisfaction--Job Performance Relationship  

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Neural networks are advanced pattern recognition algorithms capable of extracting complex, nonlinear relationships among variables. This study examines those capabilities by modeling nonlinearities in the job satisfaction-job performance relationship with multilayer perceptron and radial basis function neural networks. A framework for studying nonlinear relationships with neural networks is offered. It is implemented using the job satisfaction-job performance relationship with results

Mark John Somers; Jose C. Casal

2009-01-01

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Motivation and job satisfaction of deans of schools of nursing.  

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Factors influencing the job satisfaction of deans of schools of nursing were analyzed using the motivational theory of expectancy. A questionnaire was sent to 595 deans/directors of baccalaureate and higher degree schools of nursing accredited by the National League for Nursing. The three part questionnaire consisted of (1) Demographic data, (2) Motivation and Reward Scales, and (3) The Job Description Index. Significant relationships were found within each job satisfaction variable (P less than or equal to .05). The most significant and numerous relationships were found within the variable of pay or salary. Deans who had long tenure in their administrative positions and were associated with large universities and schools of nursing were also found to be statistically significant (P less than or equal to .05). A direct relationship between the scores on the Motivation and Reward Scale and the scores on the Job Description Index was supported. The individual and collective facets of job satisfaction were positively and significantly correlated (P less than or equal to .05) with motivation, providing support for the theoretical framework that proposes an interdependent relationship. Additional findings from regression analyses suggested that motivation is a significant predictor of job satisfaction. PMID:2005301

Lamborn, M L

1991-01-01

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Job Satisfaction and Pay Satisfaction Levels of University Faculty by Discipline Type and by Geographic Region.  

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This study surveyed approximately 500 faculty across different disciplines from over 100 four- year colleges and universities in the U.S. The primary purpose of the study was to provide some empirical data on the general job satisfaction and pay satisfaction levels of faculty by type of academic discipline and by geographic region. The possible…

Terpstra, David E.; Honoree, Andre L.

2004-01-01

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Leadership Styles of Principals and Teachers' Job Satisfaction, Satisfaction with Supervision, and Participation in Decision Making.  

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A questionnaire survey of 1,812 elementary and secondary teachers sought to determine the effects of principals' leadership behavior on teachers' job satisfaction, satisfaction with supervision, and participation in decision-making. Two dimensions of leadership behavior were studied: consideration, or supportive and expressive behavior; and…

Knoop, Robert

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[Job satisfaction: a comparative study between public and private practice].  

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The article describes the results of a study comparing job satisfacion in nurses working in public and private health structures in the same city, in the light of a wider study at national level. Background: Job satisfaction in nurses also affects patients, improving care and preventing stress that may cause burnout, increased turnover or even professional abandonment. Methods and instruments: a quantatitive-descriptive study was performed using a socio-demographical questionnaire composed of 44 items (Index of Work Satisfacion di Stamps, 1972) related to autonomy, professional status, tasks involved , retribution, interaction and organizational policy. Results: the outcome of the study confirmed previous findings and corresponded to national and international averages. The satisfaction/insatisfaction index was 12.75 (range 0.9-37.1) for the public sector and 13.08 (range 0.9-37.1)for the private one, indicating a low to medium job satisfaction rate. PMID:20943094

Cafaro, Giuseppe; Sansoni, Julita

2010-01-01

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Positive and Negative Affect as Moderators of the Job Satisfaction-Job Attitudes Relationship.  

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B.R. Staw, in an article in Administrative Sciences, Quarterly, called for a dispositional approach to the study of job attitudes, arguing that deposition or affect may supersede the influences of the situation in the formulation of job satisfaction. In a...

D. H. Andrews L. A. Witt M. N. Beorkrem

1991-01-01

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Library Informational Technology Workers: Their Sense of Belonging, Role, Job Autonomy and Job Satisfaction  

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This study examines the characteristics of library information technology (IT) workers using a mail survey. The IT workers showed a moderate level of a sense of belonging, playing the broker's role, job autonomy, and job satisfaction. There were differences between librarian IT workers and non-librarian IT workers regarding most of these…

Lim, Sook

2007-01-01

251

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

252

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

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

Tomlinson, Jon C.; Winston, Bruce E.

2011-01-01

253

[Job Satisfaction: a quality indicator in nursing human resource management].  

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This descriptive study addresses the job satisfaction of nurse managers and clinical nurses working at the Hematology and Hemotherapy Services of a public hospital in São Paulo. The study objectives were to identify the factors that caused job satisfaction among nurse managers and clinical nurses, and support the results in the development of indicators to evaluate the quality of nursing human resource management. The components of the study were: autonomy, interaction, professional status, job requirements, organizational norms and remuneration. Participants were 44 nurses. Data were collected using a Job Satisfaction Index (JSI) questionnaire. In conclusion, this study permitted the identification of the clinical nurse group, which was the most satisfied, with a JSI of 10.5; the managerial group scored 10.0. Regarding the satisfaction levels in regards to the current activity, 88.9% of the nurse managers reported feeling satisfied, as did 90.9% of clinical nurses. For both groups, autonomy was the component with the highest level of professional satisfaction. PMID:22441279

Siqueira, Vera Thânia Alves; Kurcgant, Paulina

2012-02-01

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Determinants of Indian physicians' satisfaction & dissatisfaction from their job  

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

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

2014-01-01

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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

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Effect of Past Mentoring Experiences on Job Satisfaction of Nurses in Management Positions.  

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The concept of mentoring and its relationship to job satisfaction has been thoroughly discussed in the literature. The purpose of this research project was to determine if past mentoring experiences affect job satisfaction scores of nurses in management p...

D. R. Kilpatrick

1993-01-01

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

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

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

2013-01-01

258

Work-Family Conflict and Job Satisfaction: A Study Based on Multidimensional Measures  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relation between work-family conflict (WFC) and job satisfaction was examined using a six-dimensional measure of WFC and a nine-facets measure of job satisfaction. Data were collected from 166 frontline employees in a manufacturing company in China. The results supported the negative correlation between WFC and job satisfaction. And the relation between WFC dimensions and facets of job satisfaction provided

Lin Qiu; Biaobin Yan

2010-01-01

259

Changes in Situational and Dispositional Factors as Predictors of Job Satisfaction  

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

Keller, Anita C.; Semmer, Norbert K.

2013-01-01

260

Study of the Job Satisfaction of Professional Air Force Social Work Officers.  

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The job satisfaction levels of 149 Air Force Social Work Officers were studied by using the Professional Satisfaction Inventory originally developed by Jayaratne and Chess (1982) to study the job satisfaction and job stress of a sample of members of the N...

D. W. Jablonski

1984-01-01

261

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

262

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

263

Professional Aspirations and Job Satisfaction: Chinese Journalists at a Time of Change in the Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines how Shanghai journalists' professional aspirations are related to their job satisfaction in times of social change. Similar to their counterparts in the West, Shanghai journalists derive satisfaction from job autonomy. However, those who prefer party media as ideal news outlets demonstrate higher levels of job satisfaction. The reverse is not true for those embracing Western professional media

Joseph Man Chan; Zhongdang Pan; Francis L. F. Lee

2004-01-01

264

An Empirical Research on Teacher Job Satisfaction of Universities in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study surveyed approximately 350 teachers from ten universities in China. The primary purpose of the study was to explore the dimension structure of teachers' job satisfaction (TJS), to analyze job satisfaction and to investigate the possible influence of individual-level variables upon job satisfaction. The results of this study indicated that (1) through the exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, TJS

Wang YunFeng; Wang Jing; Ma Ling

2009-01-01

265

An empirical study of relationship between informal groups and perceived job satisfaction from China  

Microsoft Academic Search

Job satisfaction is receiving an increasing attention in China since early 1990s. However, some factors under current Chinese economical and political systems that have an impact on job satisfaction are empirically largely unknown. This study investigates the relationship between informal groups and perceived job satisfaction in the context of Chinese firms. It finds that the usage of informal groups significantly

Xu Bi-lin; Zhao Tao

2008-01-01

266

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

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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

267

Teacher Job Satisfaction and Retention in a Suburban Georgia School District  

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

Thompson, Denise G.

2008-01-01

268

Job Satisfaction in the Shrimp Trawl Fisheries of Chennai, India  

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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

269

Linking indoor environment conditions to job satisfaction: a field study  

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

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

2009-01-01

270

The Influence of Leadership Style on Teacher Job Satisfaction.  

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Examines principals' leadership style (transformational or transactional), decision-making process (autocratic or participative), and teachers' occupation perceptions on teacher job satisfaction in Israel. Finds that teacher perceptions of occupational prestige, self-esteem, autonomy at work, and professional self-development contribute the most…

Bogler, Ronit

2001-01-01

271

Teacher Job Satisfaction and Burnout Viewed through Social Comparisons  

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

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

2012-01-01

272

Job satisfaction and career persistence of beginning teachers  

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Purpose – The purpose of this research is to examine career persistence and job satisfaction of beginning teachers. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Four hundred and fifty-one tenth grade students from a nationally representative sample, who aspired to be teachers, were examined over a ten year period regarding their career choices. Students who persisted in teaching were compared to students who did not

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

2008-01-01

273

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

274

Job Satisfaction of Elementary Principals in Large Urban Communities  

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

Mitchell, Cathryn M.

2010-01-01

275

Instructor Attitudes toward Students: Job Satisfaction and Student Outcomes  

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The relational teaching approach suggests that instructors should develop positive relationships with students, with benefits including greater job satisfaction. One way to build positive relationships with students involves exhibiting immediacy behaviors. The author examined relationships among professors' attitudes toward students, immediacy…

Wilson, Janie H.

2008-01-01

276

Determinants of Rural Physicians' Life and Job Satisfaction  

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Objective: To identify and quantify factors that contribute to rural physicians' satisfaction with their jobs and life as a whole. Design: Cross-sectional, mailed survey. Study population: Family physicians practicing in rural communities eligible for British Columbia's Northern and Isolation Allowance. Main measures: Demographics, Domain…

Lavanchy, Marcel; Connelly, Ian; Grzybowski, Stefan; Michalos, Alex C.; Berkowitz, Jonathan; Thommasen, Harvey V.

2004-01-01

277

Job Satisfaction and College Faculty in Two Predominantly Black Institutions.  

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

Diener, Thomas

1985-01-01

278

Nursing Home Work Practices and Nursing Assistants' Job Satisfaction  

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

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

2009-01-01

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Job Satisfaction Characteristics of Higher Education Faculty by Race  

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

Ali, Parveen

2009-01-01

280

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

281

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

282

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

283

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

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

Tang, Tak-On; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing

284

Job Satisfaction in the Coastal Pelagic Fisheries of Senegal  

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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

285

Job satisfaction of health care staff employed at health centres in Turkey  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of the study was to identify job satisfaction levels and their causes among health care workers employed at public health centres. A survey was therefore carried out of health care workers in 21 health centres in Konya, Turkey. The Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire was used to investigate job satisfaction. The satisfaction score and proportion of those satisfied were determined

S. Bodur

2002-01-01

286

The Regulatory Environment: A Source of Job (Dis)Satisfaction for Early Childhood Professionals?  

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This article extends current understandings of sources of job (dis)satisfaction for childcare staff by investigating the hypothesis that early childhood professionals' satisfaction with regulatory requirements is a predictor of job satisfaction. Findings show that for early childhood professionals in New South Wales, Australia, satisfaction with…

Fenech, Marianne; Sumsion, Jennifer; Robertson, Greg; Goodfellow, Joy

2008-01-01

287

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

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

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

2012-01-01

288

Correlates of Job Stress and Job Satisfaction for Minority Professionals in Organizations: An Examination of Personal and Organizational Factors  

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Relationships among organizational factors, personal difference variables, and job satisfaction and stress is reviewed. The relationships of job satisfaction and job stress to organizational factors are examined for a sample of minority professional personnel. These relationships are studied using the personal variables of race, type-A…

Ford, David L., Jr.; Bagot, Diane S.

1978-01-01

289

Teacher Job Satisfaction in a Reform State: The Influence of Teacher Characteristics, Job Dimensions, and Psychological States  

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Despite the importance of job satisfaction, little research exists about this factor as it relates to teachers working in a school reform environment. This study addressed teacher characteristics, job dimensions, and work-related psychological states that predict public school teacher job satisfaction in a school reform state. Teachers (N = 578)…

Winter, Paul A.; Brenner, Doris B.; Petrosko, Joseph M.

2006-01-01

290

Israeli nurse practice environment characteristics, retention, and job satisfaction  

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

2014-01-01

291

Nurse faculty job satisfaction: A national survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Faculty dissatisfaction and fewer qualified recruits choosing a career in academia threaten the integrity of the higher education system. Retention of highly qualified nurse faculty affects the reputation of the school of nursing, the faculty commitment to the organization, and the learning environment for students. Through use of a system's framework derived from Neuman and Kast and Rosenzweig, the purpose

Nancy B. Moody

1996-01-01

292

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

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

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

2006-01-01

293

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Thomas C. Mawhinney

2011-01-01

294

A Multi-Factor Analysis of Job Satisfaction among School Nurses  

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

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

2004-01-01

295

Conceptualization and Management of Communication Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment in Three Guatemalan Organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated employees' and supervisors' conceptualizations of organizational commitment and communication satisfaction in three Guatemalan organizations. The study also examined differences and similarities in participants' views of management strategies based on levels of commitment and satisfaction. Self-administered surveys with open-ended questions were used to collect data. The content analysis of responses revealed three major findings. First, employees and supervisors

Federico Varona

2002-01-01

296

Mentor-Protege Commitment Fit and Relationship Satisfaction in Academic Mentoring  

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Based on a sample of students and their faculty mentors, this study examined how the fit between mentor and protege levels of commitment is associated with both partners' relationship satisfaction. Mentoring dyads were classified into groups according to fit between partners' commitment, and relationship satisfaction was compared across groups.…

Poteat, Laura F.; Shockley, Kristen M.; Allen, Tammy D.

2009-01-01

297

Relational Maintenance, Satisfaction, and Commitment in Marriages: An Actor-Partner Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

We used data collected from 117 married couples to investigate the interdependent nature of spouses' perceptions of marital satisfaction and commitment and the use of maintenance behaviors. Results using dyadic analysis techniques revealed significant actor and partner effects of spouses' perceptions of satisfaction and commitment with the use of maintenance behaviors. Further, the strength of the actor and partner effects

Daniel J. Weigel; Deborah S. Ballard-Reisch

2008-01-01

298

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

299

Perceived job importance and job performance satisfaction of selected clinical nutrition management responsibilities.  

PubMed

A nationwide survey of clinical nutrition managers was conducted to assess perceived importance of selected job responsibilities and perceived performance satisfaction of those job responsibilities. A questionnaire was developed to achieve the study objectives, validated by an expert panel, and pilot-tested prior to data collection. All members of the American Dietetic Association's Clinical Nutrition Management dietetic practice group (N=1,668) were asked to rate the importance of selected job responsibilities and their satisfaction with those responsibilities using Likert-type scales with descriptions. Results revealed that clinical nutrition managers perceived all job responsibilities listed in the questionnaire to be important (ie, the mean score of each responsibility was >3.0 of a 4.0 scale). Respondents rated regulatory-related job responsibilities as most important and were most satisfied with their performance of these responsibilities. Following regulatory-related responsibilities, clinical nutrition managers perceived patient satisfaction and staff retention to be more important than other responsibilities. In general, clinical nutrition managers were more satisfied with their job performance for job responsibilities that they ranked as more important. PMID:15983533

Pratt, Peggy E; Kwon, Junehee; Rew, Martha L

2005-07-01

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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.

2014-01-01

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Gender Differences in the Job Satisfaction of Public Employees: A Study of Seoul Metropolitan Government, Korea  

Microsoft Academic Search

A central paradox in studies of gender and job satisfaction is why women’s job satisfaction is not lower than men’s, given that women’s jobs are often inferior in terms of pay, autonomy, and promotional opportunity. The purpose of this study was to investigate this paradox by asking two questions: How does the job satisfaction of female public employees compare with

Sangmook Kim

2005-01-01

302

Relationship Between Communication Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment in Three Guatemalan Organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between organi zational communication satisfaction and organizational commitment in three Guatemalan organizations. Data were collected using three questionnaires: the Downs's (1990) Communication Audit Questionnaire (CAQ), the Mowday, Porter, and Steers's (1979) Organizational Commitment Questionnaire (OCQ), and the Cook and Wall's (1980) Organizational Commitment Instrument (OCI). Results indicated that, first,

Federico Varona

1996-01-01

303

The Job Satisfaction-Life Satisfaction Relationship for Educators: A Cross-Cultural Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study replicates a cross-cultural study by Steiner and Truxillo (1987) that tested completing hypotheses concerning the relationship between job and life satisfaction. It tested the generalization of the original study in two ways: it examined educators instead of managers and it compared those from Western and Eastern cultures rather than…

Klass, Patricia Harrington; Michael, Noreen

304

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

305

Keeping Them Happy: Job Satisfaction, Personality, and Attitudes toward Disability in Predicting Counselor Job Retention  

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Employee retention was studied in 48 counselors working at a summer camp for children and adults with disabilities. We hypothesized that attitudes toward persons with disabilities, personality characteristics of counselors, job satisfaction, and previous counselor experience would predict whether counselors would elect to return to work the…

Lawrence, Emily R.; Glidden, Laraine M.; Jobe, Brian M.

2006-01-01

306

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

307

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Davidson, Denise L.

2012-01-01

308

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

309

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ilhan, Ekrem Levent

2012-01-01

310

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kirk-Brown, Andrea; Wallace, Debra

2004-01-01

311

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

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

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

2004-01-01

312

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

313

Commitment to Nonwork Roles and Job Performance: Enrichment and Conflict Perspectives  

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An extensive commitment to nonwork roles was negatively associated with the job performance of 182 women legal secretaries. In addition to its direct negative effect on job performance, nonwork role commitment had both a negative indirect effect (through emotional energy expended on nonwork roles) and a positive indirect effect (through resources…

Weer, Christy H.; Greenhaus, Jeffrey H.; Linnehan, Frank

2010-01-01

314

Job Satisfaction of Delaware Women in Non-Traditional Occupations. A Survey Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined job satisfaction of Delaware women who are working in occupations that are nontraditional for females. A total of 217 respondents (out of a possible 527) returned surveys that focused on the identification of the positive aspects of the jobs. Overall job satisfaction was high, according to 86 percent of the respondents. Satisfying…

Delaware Univ., Newark. Coll. of Humman Resources.

315

The Role of Equity in Explaining Job Satisfaction in Continuing Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

No relationship between equity and job satisfaction was found in the responses of 166 of 281 continuing education program administrators/coordinators. Men and women had similar perceptions of equity; however, what females bring to and receive from the job had significantly more influence on job satisfaction. Equity perceptions may depend on…

Smith, Jerry Ann; Courtenay, Bradley C.

1995-01-01

316

Teacher Job Satisfaction and Retention: A Comparison Study between the U.S. and China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Through a literature review regarding teacher job satisfaction in the U.S. and in China, in terms of community factors, school factors, and teacher characteristics, this paper finds that most teachers in both countries are satisfied with their jobs, but teachers cited various factors influencing their job satisfaction. This paper makes a…

Ouyang, Meimei; Paprock, Kenneth

2006-01-01

317

Antecedents and Consequences of Organizational Commitment: A Comparison of Two Scales  

Microsoft Academic Search

The structural properties of two measures of organizational commitment, the Organizational Commitment Questionnaire and the Organizational Commitment Scale, were examined to establish similarities and differences in the measures. Next, the antecedents of age, gender, marital status, leader-member exchange, and justice and the consequences of job satisfaction, life satisfaction, nonwork satisfaction, intent to turnover, and job involvement were examined in relation

K. Michele Kacmar; Dawn S. Carlson; Robert A. Brymer

1999-01-01

318

Unit type differences in RN workgroup job satisfaction.  

PubMed

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

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

2006-10-01

319

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

PubMed Central

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.

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

2014-01-01

320

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

321

Analysis of job satisfaction of university professors from nine Chinese universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

322

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

323

The Role of Pay Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment in Turnover Intentions: A Two-Sample Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports the results of a two-sample study—a sample of medical reps from pharmaceutical companies (N = 232) and a sample of respondents from multiple organizations (N = 221)—of the relationships between pay satisfaction, organizational commitment, and turnover intentions. Hypotheses were\\u000a tested using a multidimensional perspective on both pay satisfaction and organizational commitment. Results from both samples\\u000a show that the effect of pay

Christian Vandenberghe; Michel Tremblay

2008-01-01

324

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

325

Effects of occupational stress, job characteristics, coping, and attributional style on the mental health and job satisfaction of university employees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Well-being at work has been shown to be influenced by job characteristics and individual differences in coping styles. This study investigated the relationships between job demands, control, social support, efforts, rewards, coping, and attributional style in predicting anxiety, depression, and job satisfaction in a sample of 307 university employees from the UK. Results were compared to those from a sample

George Mark; Andrew P. Smith

2011-01-01

326

Effects of occupational stress, job characteristics, coping, and attributional style on the mental health and job satisfaction of university employees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Well-being at work has been shown to be influenced by job characteristics and individual differences in coping styles. This study investigated the relationships between job demands, control, social support, efforts, rewards, coping, and attributional style in predicting anxiety, depression, and job satisfaction in a sample of 307 university employees from the UK. Results were compared to those from a sample

George Mark; Andrew P. Smith

2012-01-01

327

The relationship between primary health care practitioners' job satisfaction and characteristics of their practice settings.  

PubMed

Today, individuals spend much of their time at the workplace, and theorists argue that an individual's employment experience is an integral part of his or her social identity. Current research emphasizes the importance of job satisfaction to a person's entire life adjustment. Yet little data exists about the job satisfaction of nurses working in the advanced practice role of primary care. The purposes of this article's study were to describe those individual and situational factors that contribute to job satisfaction and dissatisfaction among nurse practitioners, and to explore the relationship between levels of job satisfaction and characteristics of primary health care practitioners' work/practice settings. The study results suggest that, overall, NPs demonstrate a high level of job satisfaction; only 9 percent reported overall dissatisfaction with their jobs. Autonomy, sense of accomplishment and time spent in patient care ranked as the top three factors contributing to job satisfaction. The highest ranked dissatisfier was salary. Differences in satisfaction existed according to several practice-setting characteristics. Fewer factors than initially expected were associated with overall job satisfaction. The correlates that were noted, however, identified number of years of experience and self-perceived skill levels as important variables contributing to overall job satisfaction. Implications of these findings for the early guidance of practitioners assuming the advanced-practice role and for the NP educational curriculum are discussed. PMID:2062474

Tri, D L

1991-05-01

328

Perceptions of Organizational Support and Affectivity as Predictors of Job Satisfaction.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Staw, Bell, and Clausen (1986) have suggested that employees bring a positive or negative disposition to the work setting, process information about the job in a way that is consistent with that disposition, and then experience job satisfaction or dissati...

L. A. Witt

1994-01-01

329

Job Satisfaction in the Shrimp Trawl Fisheries of Chennai, India.  

PubMed

Shrimp trawling represents an important fishing métier in South India, generating high levels of employment and economic value. It is also a contested métier, 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 of Chennai (former Madras). Research took place in 2007 and 2008 (N = 137). Results suggest a general satisfaction with being in the fishery. However, a little over three-fifths of fishers said they would be willing to change fishing métier and about one-half said they would leave the occupation. About one-half also said they would not advise a young person to enter the occupation. The tendency to move away from the fishery is argued to reflect a growing pessimism about the future of the shrimp trawl fisheries, but also an increasing awareness of other economic opportunities. PMID:22997478

Bavinck, Maarten

2012-10-01

330

Predictive Models of Marketing Education Teachers' Work Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Usable responses from 296 secondary marketing education teachers in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee regarding the capacity of rewards to predict the work satisfaction and organizational commitment found that task involvement was the most important variable. Supervision did not predict satisfaction but was significant regarding…

O'Brien, Terrance; And Others

1993-01-01

331

Job satisfaction and burnout among VA and community mental health workers  

PubMed Central

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.

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

2014-01-01

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Job satisfaction and burnout among VA and community mental health workers.  

PubMed

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 H; Williams, Jane R

2013-03-01

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Stop Using the Modified Work APGAR to Measure Job Satisfaction  

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

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

2011-01-01

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An Empirical Study on Job Satisfaction, Job-Related Stress and Intention to Leave Among Audit Staff in Public Accounting Firms in Melaka  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the relationship between job satisfaction, job-related stress and intention to leave among audit staff in public accounting firms. Effects of demographic factors on job satisfaction; and the relationship between the elements of two-factor theory with job satisfaction and job-related stress were also identified. Data for the study was collected through questionnaires. Statistical analysis such as chi-square test,

Hanafiah Haji Hasin; Normah Haji Omar

2007-01-01

335

Development of the Misener Nurse Practitioner Job Satisfaction Scale.  

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The purpose of this study was to construct a reliable and valid instrument to measure job satisfaction among nurse practitioners (NP). The methodological approach consisted of a literature review and modification of an extant instrument (Mueller/McCloskey, 1990) to reflect primary care, followed by augmentation and validation of the items suggested by nurse practitioner faculty members and Master's prepared nurse practitioners. A 77-item scale was developed and mailed to 413 NPs recognized by the state boards of nursing in two states. Usable returns were received from 342 (83%) NPs. Items were reviewed for validity prior to field-testing the instrument. The 77 items were subjected to exploratory factor analysis to support construct explication using the maximum likelihood method of extraction and a promax rotation. An eigenvalue cutoff of 1.0 and item-to-factor loadings of at least .35 were criteria that guided item retention. Thirty-three items were deleted. The resultant six factors were named: (a) intra-practice partnership/collegiality; (b) challenge/autonomy; (c) professional, social, and community interaction; (d) professional growth; (e) time; and (f) benefits. The six factors (subscales) produced internal consistency reliability estimates of .94, .89, .84, .86, .83, and .79, respectively. The 44 retained items were used to create the final version of the Misener Nurse Practitioner Job Satisfaction Scale (MNPJSS), with a possible maximum score of 264 using a 6-point Likert-type scale. PMID:11469145

Misener, T R; Cox, D L

2001-01-01

336

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

337

Job satisfaction among chain community pharmacists: results from a pilot study  

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Objective The objectives of this study were to obtain pilot data concerning the job satisfaction of Tucson area retail chain setting and to identify the facets of community practice that have the greatest contribution to job satisfaction Methods This was a cross-sectional study of chain pharmacists in the Tucson area. The Warr-Cook-Wall questionnaire of job satisfaction was used to evaluate community pharmacists’ satisfaction with their current position. This study used Rasch analysis to assess the validity and reliability of the questionnaire. The Rasch scores obtained for each respondent were used as a dependent variable in univariate and bivariate analyses to evaluate differences in job satisfaction. Results A total of 32 pharmacists responded from 129 chain community pharmacies in the cities of Tucson, Marana and Oro Valley, Arizona. The mean (SD) Rasch score for job satisfaction was 0.93 (2.1). Results from bivariate analysis indicate that pharmacists in the Tucson area with practice experience outside community pharmacy were less satisfied with their job compared to those without experience outside community pharmacy (p<0.01). Conclusions This pilot evaluation suggests that having pharmacy experience outside community practice affects pharmacist job satisfaction. Additionally, findings from this study indicate that there is reliability and validity evidence to support the use of the modified Warr-Cook-Wall questionnaire for assessing overall job satisfaction in chain community pharmacy practice.

Hincapie, Ana L.; Yandow, Stephanie; Hines, Stephanie; Martineau, Megan; Warholak, Terri

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

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

Berry, Mary Lynn; Morris, Michael L.

2008-01-01

339

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

340

Relationship between hospital pharmacists' job satisfaction and involvement in clinical activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Job satisfaction among hospital pharmacists employed by a national hospi- tal pharmacy management company was measured by us- ing a mail questionnaire. A previously validated sur- vey that measured pharma- cists' job satisfaction was adapted for use in this study. Additional questions deter- mined the pharmacist's clini- cal pharmacy training and participation in clinical phar- macy services. Questionnaires were mailed

DAVID S. OI; KENNETH A. LAWSON

341

Head Nurse Leadership Style and Staff Nurse Job Satisfaction: Are They Related.  

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Staff nurse job satisfaction should be a topic of prime concern to all nurse leaders and health care administrators. These nurses are the core of the work unit that deliver health care. Previous studies have shown that job satisfaction or dissatisfaction ...

N. L. Lewis

1987-01-01

342

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

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

Kavanagh, Michael J.; And Others

1981-01-01

343

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

344

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

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

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

2012-01-01

345

Job Satisfaction in Joint Venture Hotels in China: An Organizational Justice Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a survey of local employees of joint venture hotels in China, it was found that procedural and performance-based distributive justice was related to job satisfaction, but interactional justice was not. Comparison with other local employees was related to job satisfaction, but comparison with overseas employees was not. Senior managers reported a lower level of procedural and interactional justice, and

Kwok Leung; Peter B. Smith; Zhongming Wang; Haifa Sun

1996-01-01

346

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

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

Oplatka, Izhar; Mimon, Rivka

2008-01-01

347

A Study of Higher Order Need Strength and Job Satisfaction in Secondary Public School Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teacher motivation was explored through surveys determining the relationship between higher order needs (such as autonomy, variety) or lower order needs (such as high pay) and job satisfaction. Conclusions are that needs of the teachers studied are predominantly higher order and that job satisfaction is significantly related to teacher needs. (MJL)

Pastor, Margaret C.; Erlandson, David A.

1982-01-01

348

Role Perception And Job Satisfaction Among Public Secondary School Counselors Of Puerto Rico  

Microsoft Academic Search

The psychology of work has increasingly recognized the importance of job satisfaction and role perception upon workers. This study investigated these two work dimensions among secondary public school counselors of Puerto Rico.The hypotheses tested in this investigation examine (1) the differences between the counselors' actual and ideal role perception, (2) the relationships between job satisfaction and counselors' discrepancy in their

Moises Rivera-Negron

1979-01-01

349

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

350

A Typological Approach to the Relationship Between the Motivation to Work and Job Satisfaction.  

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Does knowledge of motivational type increase the efficiency of predicting job satisfaction patterns? Do changes in motivational type occur as a function of job experience? Answers to the above questions were sought in a study of 175 professional engineers employed in six organizations. Data were collected by the author with a satisfaction

Landy, Frank J.

351

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

352

Comparative Age Differences of Job Satisfaction on Faculty at Higher Education Level: China and Taiwan  

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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…

Tu, Leafy; Plaisent, Michel; Bernard, Prosper; Maguiraga, Lassana

2005-01-01

353

Perceived Organizational Support and Job Satisfaction on Employee Performance in Chinese SOE settings  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study was to investigate the generalizability of perceived organizational support and job satisfaction as positive correlations of employee performance in China. In a study conducted, 130 matched cases of 130 employees and their 34 immediate supervisors from two large-scale state-owned enterprises were selected as participants. Standardized psychological scales measuring POS, job satisfaction, four facets of OCB were administered. Data

Ren-Tao Miao

2010-01-01

354

Fuzzy evaluation on college teacher's job satisfaction based on improved algorithm  

Microsoft Academic Search

Exploring the status of college teacher's job satisfaction and influencing factors has a constructive role for raising the level of teaching and research, enhancing academic competitiveness, attracting and retaining talented people. Treating their own jobs, the satisfaction of college teachers is actually a subjective evaluation, which a kind of emotional responses and attitudes. The emotions and attitudes are a state

Limin Xu; Yonggang Zhao

2009-01-01

355

Chinese Employee's Turnover Intentions in Relation to Organizational Identification, Work Values, Job Satisfactions in Service Industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated relationships between Chinese employee's turnover intentions and organizational identification (OI), work values and job satisfactions in a sample of 330 from 25 firms in service industry. All of subjects are distributed from service industries. The service firms include professional service firms and traditional service firms. The study aims to discuss mediating effect of job satisfaction, and moderating

Xueyan Wei; Long Hai

2007-01-01

356

Further investigation of the outcomes of loyalty to supervisor : Job satisfaction and intention to stay  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the relationship between loyalty to supervisor and two employee outcome variables, i.e. job satisfaction and intent to stay. The proposed hypotheses were tested with a sample of 333 employees in the People’s Republic of China. The results indicate that loyalty to supervisor is positively related to job satisfaction and intent to stay. Loyalty to supervisor explained variance

Zhenxiong Chen

2001-01-01

357

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

358

Job Satisfaction in Joint Venture Hotels in China: An Organizational Justice Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a survey of local employees of joint venture hotels in China, it was found that procedural and performance-based distributive justice was related to job satisfaction, but interactional justice was not. Comparison with other local employees was related to job satisfaction, but comparison with overseas employees was not. Senior managers reported a lower level of procedural and interactional justice, and

Kwok Leung; Peter B. Smith; Zhongming Wang; Haifa Sun

359

Comparison of factors influencing job satisfaction in domestic and foreign banks in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study has been designed to examine the main factors that affect job satisfaction of two foreign banks and two state-owned banks in Shanghai, China. The banks were selected and from each organization 75 subjects were selected randomly. A questionnaire developed by Lujia (2001) was used for ascertaining the most important and different factors that influence job satisfaction in

Zhu Xiaoyan; Ouyang Puxi

2010-01-01

360

Occupational stressors, turnover intention and the mediating influence of job satisfaction: Evidence from China  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper focuses on the relationship between occupational stressors and job satisfaction, and turnover intention among Chinese knowledge workers. A sample of 1670 employees was investigated by Occupational Stress Scale (OSS), Turnover Intention Scale (TIS) and Job Satisfaction Scale (JSS) in this research. The author obtained six dimensionalities of occupational stressors which were work overload, co-workers, physical conditions, role conflict\\/ambiguity,

Li Yuhui

2011-01-01

361

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

362

The changing influence of culture on job satisfaction across Europe: 1981-2008  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper contributes to the growing multi-disciplinary body of literature on subjective wellbeing by investigating the temporal stability and impacts of cultural values on job satisfaction over time. It is generally believed that cultural values evolve fairly slowly, leading to the expectation that the impacts of these values on job satisfaction are likely to be fairly stable over an individual’s

Gail Pacheco; De Wet van der Westhuizen; Don J. Webber

2012-01-01

363

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kamarulzaman, Wirawani; Nordin, Mohamad Sahari

2012-01-01

364

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

365

Job Satisfaction for Male and Female U.S. Air Force Officers.  

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This thesis investigated the relationship between job satisfaction and gender by examining factors considered to be determinants of job satisfaction among junior U.S. Air Force officers. The data used in this research were from the 1985 DoD Survey of Offi...

E. Amundsen

1987-01-01

366

Types of Workplace Social Support in the Prediction of Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

367

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Juul, Thomas P.; Repa, Theodore

368

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

369

Work–Family and Family–Work Conflict: Does Intrinsic–Extrinsic Satisfaction Mediate the Prediction of General Job Satisfaction?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this study is to analyze the mediating role of intrinsic and extrinsic job satisfaction in the relationship between the 2 dimensions of work–family conflict—family interfering with work (FIW) and work interfering with family (WIF)—and general job satisfaction. Step-by-step hierarchical regression analyses were carried out on a sample of 151 men and women from a Spanish public organization.

Antonia Calvo-Salguero; José-María Salinas Martínez-de-Lecea; Ana-María Carrasco-González

2011-01-01

370

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

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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.

2011-01-01

371

Attitudes toward money as related to intrinsic and extrinsic job satisfaction, stress and work-related attitudes  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines peoples' attitudes toward money (the Money Ethic Scale, MES) as related to intrinsic and extrinsic job satisfaction, stress, and work-related attitudes in a sample of mental health workers. The results show that intrinsic job satisfaction is related to the attitude that money is freedom\\/power, whereas extrinsic job satisfaction is related to the notion that money is not

Thomas Li-Ping Tang; Pamela R. Gilbert

1995-01-01

372

Effects on Teachers' Self-Efficacy and Job Satisfaction: Teacher Gender, Years of Experience, and Job Stress  

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The authors of this study sought to examine the relationships among teachers' years of experience, teacher characteristics (gender and teaching level), three domains of self-efficacy (instructional strategies, classroom management, and student engagement), two types of job stress (workload and classroom stress), and job satisfaction with a sample…

Klassen, Robert M.; Chiu, Ming Ming

2010-01-01

373

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Davis, Joan; Wilson, Sandra M.

2000-01-01

374

Growth Need Strength and Context Satisfactions as Moderators of the Relations of the Job Characteristics Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Empirical investigations of the job characteristics model (JCM; Hackman & Oldham, 1980) have failed to systematically explore the moderating effects of growth need strength (GNS) and context satisfactions (viz., pay, job security, co-worker, and supervision) on the relations among the core job characteristics, critical psychological states, and work outcomes. Previous studies also are criticized for the use of subgroup analytic

Robert B. Tiegs; Lois E. Tetrick; Yitzhak Fried

1992-01-01

375

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

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

Mawhinney, Thomas C.

2011-01-01

376

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Hu, Sanman; Zuo, Bin

377

Advanced Proficiency EHR Training: Effect on Physicians' EHR Efficiency, EHR Satisfaction and Job Satisfaction  

PubMed Central

The best way to train clinicians to optimize their use of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) remains unclear. Approaches range from web-based training, class-room training, EHR functionality training, case-based training, role-based training, process-based training, mock-clinic training and “on the job” training. Similarly, the optimal timing of training remains unclear--whether to engage in extensive pre go-live training vs. minimal pre go-live training followed by more extensive post go-live training. In addition, the effectiveness of non-clinician trainers, clinician trainers, and peer-trainers, remains unclearly defined. This paper describes a program in which relatively experienced clinician users of an EHR underwent an intensive 3-day Peer-Led EHR advanced proficiency training, and the results of that training based on participant surveys. It highlights the effectiveness of Peer-Led Proficiency Training of existing experienced clinician EHR users in improving self-reported efficiency and satisfaction with an EHR and improvements in perceived work-life balance and job satisfaction.

Dastagir, M. Tariq; Chin, Homer L.; McNamara, Michael; Poteraj, Kathy; Battaglini, Sarah; Alstot, Lauren

2012-01-01

378

The Relationship between Social Capital in Hospitals and Physician Job Satisfaction  

PubMed Central

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

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

2009-01-01

379

Managing the Aftermaths of Contracting in Public Transit Organizations: Employee Perception of Job Security, Organizational Commitment and Trust.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study assesses how to manage the effects or outcomes of organizational change on job security and employee commitment in transit systems using trust-building, empowerment, employee reassurance, and job redesign strategies. The major findings are that...

I. Ugboro K. Obeng

2001-01-01

380

Study on psychological relation among job satisfaction, stress level and self-efficacy of safety personnel in coal mine  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relation psychological relation among job satisfaction, stress level and self-efficacy of safety personnel in coal mine was investigated by a questionnaire survey conducted to 43 employees in a coal mine in china. The results shows:Stress level could predict job satisfaction negatively; self-efficacy could not only predict job satisfaction positively, but also adjust the effect of stress level on job

Li Ji-zu; Wang Ya-hui

2010-01-01

381

Burnout, Job Satisfaction, and Medical Malpractice among Physicians  

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Objectives: Our objective was to estimate the incidence of recent burnout in a large sample of Taiwanese physicians and analyze associations with job related satisfaction and medical malpractice experience. Methods: We performed a cross-sectional survey. Physicians were asked to fill out a questionnaire that included demographic information, practice characteristics, burnout, medical malpractice experience, job satisfaction, and medical error experience. There are about 2% of total physicians. Physicians who were members of the Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine, Taiwan Surgical Association, Taiwan Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Taiwan Pediatric Association, and Taiwan Stroke Association, and physicians of two medical centers, three metropolitan hospitals, and two local community hospitals were recruited. Results: There is high incidence of burnout among Taiwan physicians. In our research, Visiting staff (VS) and residents were more likely to have higher level of burnout of the emotional exhaustion (EE) and depersonalization (DP), and personal accomplishment (PA). There was no difference in burnout types in gender. Married had higher-level burnout in EE. Physicians who were 20~30 years old had higher burnout levels in EE, those 31~40 years old had higher burnout levels in DP, and PA. Physicians who worked in medical centers had a higher rate in EE, DP, and who worked in metropolitan had higher burnout in PA. With specialty-in-training, physicians had higher-level burnout in EE and DP, but lower burnout in PA. Physicians who worked 13-17hr continuously had higher-level burnout in EE. Those with ?41 times/week of being on call had higher-level burnout in EE and DP. Physicians who had medical malpractice experience had higher-level burnout in EE, DP, and PA. Physicians who were not satisfied with physician-patient relationships had higher-level burnout than those who were satisfied. Conclusion: Physicians in Taiwan face both burnout and a high risk in medical malpractice. There is high incidence of burnout among Taiwan physicians. This can cause shortages in medical care human resources and affect patient safety. We believe that high burnout in physicians was due to long working hours and several other factors, like mental depression, the evaluation assessment system, hospital culture, patient-physician relationships, and the environment. This is a very important issue on public health that Taiwanese authorities need to deal with.

Chen, Kuan-Yu; Yang, Che-Ming; Lien, Che-Hui; Chiou, Hung-Yi; Lin, Mau-Roung; Chang, Hui-Ru; Chiu, Wen-Ta

2013-01-01

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Job Satisfaction and Civilian Auditor Turnover within the Air Force Audit Agency.  

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This research uses a conceptual model as the medium through which elements of job satisfaction are related to turnover. A survey questionnaire was developed for this study and administered to all AFAA civilian auditors. Responses to the questions were ana...

G. E. Hanby B. K. Zimmerman

1981-01-01

383

Models of Public Relations in Bulgaria and Job Satisfaction among Its Practitioners.  

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Explores public relations practices and job satisfaction among Bulgarian public relations practitioners. Finds Bulgarian practitioners need a supervisory organization to lead them to a pervasive and strong ethical standard. (NH)

Karadjov, Christopher; Kim, Yungwook; Karavasilev, Lyudmil

2000-01-01

384

Replication and Extension of Expectancy Models for Job Effort, Satisfaction and Performance.  

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Vroom's expectancy models for job effort, satisfaction and performance were tested and received moderate support. Also, five modifications or extensions of the theory are reviewed and empirically tested. In general, these changes suggested that the inclus...

T. R. Mitchell E. Vinson

1973-01-01

385

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

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

2014-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Shengxiang Yang; Dingwei Wang; Tianyou Chai; Graham Kendall

2010-01-01

387

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

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a constraint satisfaction adaptive neural network, together with several heuristics, to solve the generalized job-shop scheduling problem, one of NP-complete constraint satisfaction problems. The proposed neural network can be easily constructed and can adaptively adjust its weights of connections and biases of units based on the sequence and resource constraints of the job-shop scheduling problem during its

Shengxiang Yang; Dingwei Wang

2000-01-01

388

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

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

2012-01-01

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Big Five personality traits, job satisfaction and subjective wellbeing in China.  

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This paper examines the effect of the Big Five personality traits on job satisfaction and subjective wellbeing (SWB). The paper also examines the mediating role of job satisfaction on the Big Five-SWB relationship. Data were collected from a sample of 818 urban employees from five Chinese cities: Harbin, Changchun, Shenyang, Dalian, and Fushun. All the study variables were measured with well-established multi-item scales that have been validated both in English-speaking populations and in China. The study found only extraversion to have an effect on job satisfaction, suggesting that there could be cultural difference in the relationships between the Big Five and job satisfaction in China and in the West. The study found that three factors in the Big Five--extraversion, conscientiousness, and neuroticism--have an effect on SWB. This finding is similar to findings in the West, suggesting convergence in the relationship between the Big Five and SWB in different cultural contexts. The research found that only the relationship between extraversion and SWB is partially mediated by job satisfaction, implying that the effect of the Big Five on SWB is mainly direct, rather than indirect via job satisfaction. The study also found that extraversion was the strongest predictor of both job satisfaction and SWB. This finding implies that extraversion could be more important than other factors in the Big Five in predicting job satisfaction and SWB in a "high collectivism" and "high power distance" country such as China. The research findings are discussed in the Chinese cultural context. The study also offers suggestions on the directions for future research. PMID:23075216

Zhai, Qingguo; Willis, Mike; O'Shea, Bob; Zhai, Yubo; Yang, Yuwen

2013-01-01

390

The impact of life stress on job satisfaction: A multilevel study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between life stress and job satisfaction. Participants were 6,873 residents from 154 cities and counties in China. The authors used hierarchical linear model to investigate the relationship. Results indicate a significant relationship between life stress and job satisfaction in individual-level and group-level. Additionally, life stress in cites and counties level

Yu Zheng; Na Zhao; Er-ping Wang

2010-01-01

391

The Influence of Work-Family Conflict and Supervisor Support on Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Work-family conflict (WFC) is a bi-directional construct consisting of work interfering with family (WIF) and family interfering with work (FIW). This study examined the direct effects of WIF, FIW and supervisor support on job satisfaction, and the moderating effect of supervisor support on the relationship between WFC and job satisfaction as well. Data gather from 166 frontline blue-collar employees from

Lin Qiu

2010-01-01

392

The moderating effect of collectivistic orientation in psychological empowerment and job satisfaction relationship  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the moderating effect of collectivistic value on the relationship between psychological empowerment and job satisfaction. Specifically, we propose that the multi-dimensional psychological effects of empowerment (i.e., meaning, competence, self-determination, and impact) on job satisfaction differ between high and low collectivistic employees. Data collected from hotel employees in Canada (n=193) and China (n=371) revealed that collectivistic orientation elevated

Henry Fock; Flora Chiang; Kevin Y. Au; Michael K. Hui

2011-01-01

393

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

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

2013-01-01

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Job Satisfaction and Burnout among Intensive Care Unit Nurses and Physicians  

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Introduction. Nurses and physicians working in the intensive care unit (ICU) may be exposed to considerable job stress. The study aim was to assess the level of and the relationship between (1) job satisfaction, (2) job stress, and (3) burnout symptoms. Methods. A cross-sectional study was performed at ICUs at Oslo University Hospital. 145 of 196 (74%) staff members (16 physicians and 129 nurses) answered the questionnaire. The following tools were used: job satisfaction scale (scores 10–70), modified Cooper's job stress questionnaire (scores 1–5), and Maslach burnout inventory (scores 1–5); high score in the dimension emotional exhaustion (EE) indicates burnout. Personality was measured with the basic character inventory. Dimensions were neuroticism (vulnerability), extroversion (intensity), and control/compulsiveness with the range 0–9. Results. Mean job satisfaction among nurses was 43.9 (42.4–45.4) versus 51.1 (45.3–56.9) among physicians, P < 0.05. The mean burnout value (EE) was 2.3 (95% CI 2.2–2.4), and mean job stress was 2.6 (2.5–2.7), not significantly different between nurses and physicians. Females scored higher than males on vulnerability, 3.3 (2.9–3.7) versus 2.0 (1.1–2.9) (P < 0.05), and experienced staff were less vulnerable, 2.7 (2.2–3.2), than inexperienced staff, 3.6 (3.0–4.2) (P < 0.05). Burnout (EE) correlated with job satisfaction (r = ?0.4, P < 0.001), job stress (r = 0.6, P < 0.001), and vulnerability (r = 0.3, P = 0.003). Conclusions. The nurses were significantly less satisfied with their jobs compared to the physicians. Burnout mean scores are relatively low, but high burnout scores are correlated with vulnerable personality, low job satisfaction, and high degree of job stress.

Myhren, Hilde; Ekeberg, ?ivind; Stokland, Olav

2013-01-01

395

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

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

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

2012-01-01

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

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

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

2013-01-01

397

The Relationship between Burnout and Job Satisfaction among Physical Education Teachers: A Multivariate Approach  

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The present study examined the multivariate relationship between job satisfaction and burnout, experienced by Greek physical education school-based teachers. The sample consisted of 175 physical education teachers, from primary and secondary education. The Maslach Burnout Inventory (Maslach and Jackson, 1986) and the Employee Satisfaction

Koustelios, Athanasios; Tsigilis, Nikolaos

2005-01-01

398

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

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

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

2010-01-01

399

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

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

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

2010-01-01

400

Relation of Organizational Structure to Job Satisfaction, Anxiety-Stress, and Performance  

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Reports on the relationship between organizational shape or structure (tall, medium, and flat) and job satisfaction, anxiety-stress, and performance. Indicates that salesmen in flat organizations perceive more autonomy and more satisfaction with respect to self-actualization, perceive lower amounts of anxiety-stress, and perform more efficiently.…

Ivancevich, John M.; Donnelly, James H., Jr.

1975-01-01

401

Job Satisfaction in Dual-Career Women at Three Family Life Cycle Stages.  

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Dual-career women (n=197) completed assessments of career attitudes, dyadic adjustment, and family adaptability and cohesion. Cohesion in the early life-cycle and adaptability in the late life-cycle were significant predictors of job satisfaction. Satisfaction increased as each life-cycle stage progressed. (Contains 25 references.) (SK)

Cron, Elyce A.

2001-01-01

402

The Association between the Relational Teaching Approach and Teacher Job Satisfaction.  

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Discusses the relational teaching approach (RTA), comprising behaviors indicative of competence, immediacy, and humor. Examines the association between the RTA and teacher satisfaction. Finds that it is within teachers' control to enhance satisfaction with their job by developing a repertoire of interpersonal skills. (RS)

Graham, Elizabeth E.; And Others

1992-01-01

403

JOB SATISFACTION AND RELATIVE INCOME IN ECONOMIC TRANSITION: STATUS OR SIGNAL? THE CASE OF URBAN CHINA  

Microsoft Academic Search

We use two datasets for urban China to examine whether an increase in reference group income lowers or increases job satisfaction. The former is consistent with a status effect ??? an increase in the income of others lowers my satisfaction because I feel jealous. The latter is consistent with a signal effect ??? an increase in the income of others

Wenshu Gao; Russell Smyth

2009-01-01

404

Rethinking our assumptions about teachers’ job satisfaction in China and the West  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined job satisfaction among schoolteachers in Beijing and compared the findings with what is known from the English-language literature. The Chinese teachers, like their Western counterparts, found satisfaction in student progress and a supportive teaching environment but they enjoyed close collaboration with colleagues in executing their duties, welcomed government intervention, and were content to stay out of school

Julia Kwong; Haiping Wang; Rodney A Clifton

2010-01-01

405

Job satisfaction and relative income in economic transition: Status or signal?: The case of urban China  

Microsoft Academic Search

We use two datasets for urban China to examine whether an increase in reference group income lowers or increases job satisfaction. The former is consistent with a status effect -- an increase in the income of others lowers my satisfaction because I feel jealous. The latter is consistent with a signal effect -- an increase in the income of others

Wenshu GAO; Russell SMYTH

2010-01-01

406

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

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

Sargent, Tanja; Hannum, Emily

2005-01-01

407

Brief Report: Job Satisfaction Among Mental Health Professionals in Rome, Italy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although various surveys on job satisfaction have been performed in mental health care settings, no studies have investigated in-depth the level of satisfaction with the various aspects of work in Italian mental health services. In the present study, all clinical mental health staff working in a large psychiatric catchment area in Rome were invited to anonymously complete a previously validated

Antonella Gigantesco; Angelo Picardi; Elvira Chiaia; Andrea Balbi; Pierluigi Morosini

2003-01-01

408

Job satisfaction indicators of practitioner school psychologists in the urban public schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purposes of this study were to determine: (a) those socio-demographic variables and work environment variables which can be related to job satisfaction in a sample of 205 school psychologists serving the urban School Districts of the New York City Board of Education; (b) the degree of satisfaction expressed by the sample of psychologists within each of the 10 subscales

Laura Joy Kaplan

1994-01-01

409

The Relationship between Gender and Job Satisfaction in High-School Students Employed Part-Time.  

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A number of studies suggest that demographic characteristics may be related to individuals' satisfaction with their work. If gender does relate to job satisfaction, this relationship might be partly explained by a mediating effect of another set of variables--individuals' reasons for working. Because the effect of socialization on work attitudes…

Rohrbeck, Cynthia A.

410

Relationships between Adult Workers' Spiritual Well-Being and Job Satisfaction: A Preliminary Study  

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The authors studied the relationships between adult workers' spiritual well-being and job satisfaction. Two hundred participants completed 2 instruments: the Spiritual Well-Being Scale (C. W. Ellison & R. F. Paloutzian, 1982) and the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire Short Form (D. J. Weiss, R. V. Dawis, G. W. England, & L. H. Lofquist, 1967).…

Robert, Tracey E.; Young, J. Scott; Kelly, Virginia A.

2006-01-01

411

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

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

Satterlee, Brian

412

A Meta-Analytic Examination of the Construct Validity of the Michigan Organizational Assessment Questionnaire Job Satisfaction Subscale  

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Although several different measures have been developed to assess job satisfaction, large-scale examinations of the psychometric properties of most satisfaction scales are generally lacking. In the current study we used meta-analysis to examine the construct validity of the Michigan Organizational Assessment Questionnaire Job Satisfaction Subscale…

Bowling, Nathan A.; Hammond, Gregory D.

2008-01-01

413

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

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

2011-01-01

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

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

Pyne, Jaymes R.

2011-01-01

415

An Analysis of Factors that Affect Job Satisfaction of Public High School Business Teachers in Ohio.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purposes of this study were (1) to determine whether selected factors affect the job satisfaction of business teachers in public high schools in Ohio, and (2) to determine whether teachers in Ohio's block-time programs are more satisfied with their jobs than teachers in traditional business education programs. To gather needed data, a…

Lacy, Annell

416

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

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

Miles, Wanda L.

2010-01-01

417

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

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

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

2010-01-01

418

Supervisors' Structuring and Consideration Behaviors and Workers' Job Satisfaction, Stress, and Health Problems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focused on the relationship between supervisors' structuring (task orientation) and consideration (relationship orientation) behaviors and job satisfation, stress, and health problems of 78 rehabilitation workers. Higher job satisfaction and lower stress were related to high supervisor consideration. More health problems were reported when…

Stout, John K.

1984-01-01

419

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

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

Valdivia, Corinne; Flores, Lisa Y.

2012-01-01

420

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

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

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

2008-01-01

421

Navy Women in Traditional and Nontraditional Jobs: A Comparison of Satisfaction, Attrition, and Reenlistment.  

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A study examined the effects of two organizational structural elements--gender appropriateness of job assignment and mix of women and men in a work group--upon the attitudes and behavior of Navy women. Effects of being assigned to a traditionally feminine or masculine job were examined and related to attrition, satisfaction, and reenlistment.…

Thomas, Patricia J.; And Others

422

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: This research applies a stress and support conceptual model to investigate the effects of back- ground characteristics, personal and job-related stres- sors, and workplace support on direct care workers' (DCW) job satisfaction. Design and Methods: Re- searchers collected survey data from 644 DCWs in 49 long-term care (LTC) organizations. The DCWs included nurse assistants in nursing homes, resident assistants

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

2008-01-01

423

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

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

Cervoni, Annemarie; DeLucia-Waack, Janice

2011-01-01

424

Job Satisfaction, Absenteeism, and Workers' Choice in the Turkish Industrial Sector  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the relation of absenteeism to job satisfaction and fulfillment of Maslow's hierarchy of needs in Turkey. Responses of 154 white collar and 110 blue collar Turkish industrial workers to the Job Descriptive Index Questionnaire indicate that inadequate or unsatisfactory promotion opportunities and insecurity are attributes of high absenteeism among white collar workers and that low pay, inefficient

Ugur Yucelt

1982-01-01

425

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

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

Diffenauer, Deborah A.

2010-01-01

426

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

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

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

2012-01-01

427

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

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

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

2013-01-01

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Life Satisfaction, Sense of Coherence and Job Precariousness in Italian Young Adults  

Microsoft Academic Search

We investigated (in 95 Italians aged 19–29, of both genders, and who were all facing the transition to job): (1) the relationships\\u000a between job precariousness, life satisfaction (LS), and the perception that the reality is comprehensible, manageable and\\u000a meaningful (sense of coherence—SOC—Antonovsky 1987); (2) the potential buffering effect of SOC versus job precariousness on LS. The findings showed that (a)

Silvia Ciairano; Emanuela Rabaglietti; Antonella Roggero; Tiziana Carmen Callari

2010-01-01

429

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Background  To develop a web-based computer adaptive testing (CAT) application for efficiently collecting data regarding workers' perceptions\\u000a of job satisfaction, we examined whether a 37-item Job Content Questionnaire (JCQ-37) could evaluate the job satisfaction\\u000a of individual employees as a single construct.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  The JCQ-37 makes data collection via CAT on the internet easy, viable and fast. A Rasch rating scale model was

Tsair-Wei Chien; Wen-Pin Lai; Chih-Wei Lu; Weng-Chung Wang; Shih-Chung Chen; Hsien-Yi Wang; Shih-Bin Su

2011-01-01

430

Job Satisfaction and the Work Situation of Physicians: a survey at a German University hospital  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary.\\u000a Objective:  Job demands and workload of hospital physicians are increasing. The object of this survey was to examine the factors that\\u000a constitute job satisfaction and to analyse physicians — work situation in the area of in-patient care.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methodology:  447 physicians at a German University Hospital received questionnaires with regard to work situation, job satisfaction and\\u000a personal health. Data were analysed by

Wilfried Laubach; Sabine Fischbeck

2007-01-01

431

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

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

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

2013-04-01

432

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

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

Diala, Ify S.

2010-01-01

433

Evaluating Student Satisfaction: Measurement of Training and Job Satisfaction of Former Vocational Education Students. Research and Development Series No. 211.  

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This handbook is designed to help local and state vocational education evaluation personnel conduct studies to measure the training and job satisfaction of former vocational education students. It consists of eight chapters. Chapter 1 explains the rationale, development, and organization of the handbook. Chapter 2 is composed of two commissioned…

Ponce, Eliseo R.; And Others

434

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Moxley, Linda S.

435

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

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

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

2013-08-01

436

Employer retention strategies and their effect on nurses' job satisfaction and intent to stay.  

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Faced with a nursing shortage and anticipated increase in demand, home care agencies are implementing retention strategies with little knowledge of their effectiveness. The purpose of this study is to describe the strategies implemented and their effect on nurse job satisfaction and intention to leave. Data were collected from a random sample of 123 New England agencies during in-person interviews. Most agencies reported implementing multiple recruitment and retention strategies. Regression results suggest that the effects of employer retention strategy on nurses' intent to stay are the indirect result of its effects on job satisfaction. The only retention intervention that made a statistically significant difference in job satisfaction was shared governance, and no retention strategy directly affected nurses' intention to stay in their jobs. PMID:17387051

Ellenbecker, Carol Hall; Samia, Linda; Cushman, Margaret J; Porell, Frank W

2007-01-01

437

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Francis Cheung; Catherine So-kum Tang; Shuwen Tang

2011-01-01

438

The impact of nurses' motivation to work, job satisfaction, and sociodemographic characteristics on intention to quit their current job: An empirical study in Turkey  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the effects of motivation to work, job satisfaction, and sociodemographic characteristics on nurses' intention to quit. The questionnaire used was designed to focus on 23 job satisfaction items, 4 sociodemographic items, and 4 motivation to work questions. Nine hundred thirty-six completed questionnaires were used for analyses. An ordinal regression model was proposed to explore the impact of

Zeki Y?ld?z; Sevgi Ayhan; ?enol Erdo?mu?

2009-01-01

439

Perceived Role and Task Characteristic Influences on Satisfaction, Commitment, and Turnover Decision-Making in Three Health Care Occupations.  

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The present study examined the differential effects of a combination of individual, role, and perceived task characteristic measures on satisfaction, organizational commitment, and turnover decision-making. Survey data obtained from 739 health service adm...

M. C. Butler L. A. Johnson P. T. Bruder

1982-01-01

440

Evaluating stress, burnout and job satisfaction in New Zealand radiation oncology departments.  

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This research aimed to determine the levels of occupational stress, burnout and job satisfaction among radiation oncology workers across New Zealand. All oncology staff practising in all eight radiation oncology departments in New Zealand were invited to participate anonymously in a questionnaire, which consisted of the Maslach Burnout Inventory and measures of stress intensity associated with specific occupational stressors, stress reduction strategies and job satisfaction. A total of 171 (out of 349) complete responses were analysed using spss 19; there were 23 oncologists, 111 radiation therapists, 22 radiation nurses and 15 radiation physicists. All participants, regardless of profession, reported high stress levels associated with both patient-centred and organisational stressors. Participants scored high in all three domains of burnout: emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation and personal accomplishment. Interestingly, although organisational stressors predicted higher emotional exhaustion and emotional exhaustion predicted lower job satisfaction, patient stressors were associated with higher job satisfaction. Job satisfaction initiatives such as ongoing education, mentoring and role extension were supported by many participants as was addressing organisational stressors, such as lack of recognition and support from management and unrealistic expectations and demands. New Zealand staff exhibit higher levels of burnout than Maslach Burnout Inventory medical norms and oncology workers in previous international studies. PMID:23844995

Jasperse, M; Herst, P; Dungey, G

2014-01-01

441

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

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

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

2014-01-01

442

Enhancing Job Satisfaction Perspectives: Combining Holland Themes and Basic Interests  

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Investigations addressing the match between vocational interests and satisfaction have emphasized higher-order dimensions (e.g., Holland themes) and specific occupational scales. Although support exists at these levels of analysis for the hypothesis that congruence between interests and work environments yields satisfaction, limitations of these…

Rottinghaus, Patrick J.; Hees, Charles K.; Conrath, Julia A.

2009-01-01

443

Effects of Core Self-Evaluations on the Job Burnout of Nurses: The Mediator of Organizational Commitment  

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Objective To explore the impact of Core self-evaluations on job burnout of nurses, and especially to test and verify the mediator role of organizational commitment between the two variables. Method Random cluster sampling was used to pick up participants sample, which consisted of 445 nurses of a hospital in Shanghai. Core self-evaluations questionnaire, job burnout scale and organizational commitment scale were administrated to the study participants. Results There are significant relationships between Core self-evaluations and dimensions of job burnout and organizational commitment. There is a significant mediation effect of organizational commitment between Core self-evaluations and job burnout. Conclusions To enhance nurses’ Core self-evaluations can reduce the incidence of job burnout.

Zhou, Yangen; Lu, Jiamei; Liu, Xianmin; Zhang, Pengcheng; Chen, Wuying

2014-01-01

444

Academic leadership style predictors for nursing faculty job satisfaction in Taiwan.  

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The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of nursing deans' and nursing directors' transformational and transactional leadership styles on nursing faculty job satisfaction in baccalaureate and associate degree nursing programs in Taiwan. The study provides a mechanism by which nursing deans or nursing directors can obtain feedback from nursing faculty about leadership styles. Such feedback can then serve as the basis for further development of academic nursing leadership potential in Taiwan. The theory of transformational versus transactional leadership style guided this study. A cross-sectional mailed survey design was conducted. A convenience sample of 233 nursing faculty participated in this study. Idealized influence, intellectual stimulation, and contingent reward leadership styles significantly and positively predicted job satisfaction. However, active management-by-exception significantly and negatively predicted job satisfaction. Nursing leaders should implement effective leadership styles. Study implications for nursing education administration, limitations, and recommendations for future studies were discussed. PMID:11355758

Shieh, H L; Mills, M E; Waltz, C F

2001-05-01

445

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

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

Brandt, Joanne; Krawczyk, Rosemary; Kalinowski, Jon

2008-01-01

446

Work—Family Conflict, Self-Efficacy, Job Satisfaction, and Gender: Evidences From Asia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the relationships between two types of work—family conflict (work interfering with family [WIF] and family interfering with work [FIW]), job-related self-efficacy, work satisfaction, and supervisor satisfaction in China and India. Central to the analysis is a comparison of the authors’ model between men and women, where important differences were projected to exist. Results showed that FIW was

Peng Wang; John J. Lawler; Kan Shi

2010-01-01

447

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

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

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

2013-01-01

448

Effects of Job Satisfaction and Conscientiousness on Extra-Role Behaviors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose  Objective of this study was to examine conscientiousness as a moderator of the relationship between job satisfaction and extra-role\\u000a behaviors.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Design\\/methodology\\/approach  The data were collected using a snowballing method from workers employed in a diverse set of occupations (N = 209).\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Findings  The analyses provide support for the hypothesis that conscientiousness moderates the relationship between job satisfaction\\u000a and extra-role behavior. Specifically, the study found

Nathan A. Bowling

2010-01-01

449

The relationship among leadership preferences, head nurse leader style, and job satisfaction of staff nurses.  

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A better understanding of the effects of the relationships between staff nurses and their leaders is needed if retention of vital resources is to occur in this age of increasing need and decreasing resources in the health care industry. This study investigated the interactions among leadership preferences of staff nurses, the perceived leader behavior of their nurse managers, and their job satisfaction. Although a "match" or "mismatch" relationship was not found, one surprising finding was the high positive relationship between structuring behavior of head nurses and job satisfaction of staff nurses. Implications and recommendations for training nurse managers are offered. PMID:1761992

Garrett, B H

1991-12-01

450

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

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

2014-01-01

451

Job satisfaction of teachers at two colleges in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to find out if teachers at two colleges in Beijing, China were satisfied with their jobs. Were these teachers satisfied with the work on their present job, the pay, the opportunities for promotion, their supervisors, the other people with whom they worked? This study sought answers to these questions.The population comprised individuals who were

L. Gierach

1991-01-01

452

The association of Chinese hospital work environment with nurse burnout, job satisfaction, and intention to leave.  

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The purpose of this study was to describe nurse burnout, job satisfaction, and intention to leave and to explore the relationship of work environment to nursing outcomes in a sample of 9,698 nurses from 181 hospitals in China. Nurses reported moderate levels of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization and high levels of reduced personal accomplishment. Nearly one-fifth of the nurses reported high levels of burnout on all three dimensions. Forty-five percent of the nurses were dissatisfied with their current job; these nurses were most dissatisfied with their salary. Five percent of nurses reported an intention to leave. Nurses reporting mixed and good work environments were less likely to report high burnout, job dissatisfaction, and intention to leave compared with those in poor work environments. The results suggest that high burnout and low job satisfaction are prominent problems for Chinese nurses, and improving work environment might be an effective strategy for better nursing outcomes in Chinese hospitals. PMID:24345617

Zhang, Li-Feng; You, Li-Ming; Liu, Ke; Zheng, Jing; Fang, Jin-Bo; Lu, Min-Min; Lv, Ai-Li; Ma, Wei-Guang; Wang, Jian; Wang, Shu-Hong; Wu, Xue; Zhu, Xiao-Wen; Bu, Xiu-Qing

2014-01-01

453

Investigating the Correlates and Predictors of Affective and Continuance Organizational Commitment: A Cross sectional Survey of Malaysian Academic Librarians  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study attempts to identify the correlates and predictors of affective and continuance organizational commitment. Meyer & Allen's (1997) conceptualization and operationalization of organizational commitment has been adopted for this study. This study was carried out to determine whether work related variables such as job satisfaction, job involvement, job autonomy, job performance feedback, role conflict and role clarity would have

Noor Hasrul; Nizan Mohammd Noor

454

A comparison of assertive community treatment case management and traditional case management on burnout and job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research suggests that burnout and low job satisfaction are significant problems among mental health workers and may be especially so among those working with clients with serious mental illness. This study examined burnout and job satisfaction among case managers working with such clients. It compared 119 case managers from Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams with 97 traditional case managers (TCM)

Sara Lynne Boyer

1991-01-01

455

Job satisfaction and its modeling among township health center employees: a quantitative study in poor rural China  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Job satisfaction is important to staff management of township health centers (THCs), as it is associated with organizational performance, quality of care and employee retention. The purpose of this study was to measure job satisfaction level of THC employees in poor rural China and to identify relevant features in order to provide policy advice on human resource development of

Jun A Liu; Qi Wang; Zu X Lu

2010-01-01

456

The Impact of Job Satisfaction Affect on Turnover Intention: An Empirical Study Based on the Circumstances of China  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on social exchange theory and the principle of reciprocity, this paper discusses the relationships among employees' perceived organizational support (POS), job satisfaction, turnover intention and locus of control, and proposes a theoretical model that job satisfaction mediates the relationship between perceived organizations and turnover intention, and 384 employees were assessed as a sample of the empirical research. This paper

Qin Zhou

2009-01-01

457

The Study of the Relationship between Organizational Justice and Job Satisfaction on Y-Generation in Chinese IT Industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research on job satisfaction of employees has always been a hot spot in Human Resource Management. This study examined the relationship between three forms of organizational justice and job satisfaction on Post-'80 generation employees in Chinese IT industry. Survey data were collected from 198 IT personnel employed coming from ten IT enterprises in two cities of China via a combination

Weidan Xu

2009-01-01

458

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ishitani, Terry T.

2010-01-01

459

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

460

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Shengxiang Yang; Dingwei Wang; Tianyou Chai; Graham Kendall

2009-01-01

461

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kai Yao; Yuyang Wang

2011-01-01

462

Stability and change in the first 10 years of marriage: does commitment confer benefits beyond the effects of satisfaction?  

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Although commitment is theoretically distinct from relationship satisfaction, empirical associations between the concepts are high. After drawing from classic definitions of commitment to distinguish between commitment as the desire for a relationship to persist versus the behavioral inclination to maintain the relationship, we predicted that the former component would function much like satisfaction, whereas the latter component would operate independently of satisfaction to stabilize couple relationships. Using satisfaction and commitment data collected over the first 4 years of marriage (N = 172 couples), we demonstrate that only behavioral inclinations to maintain the marriage are related to observed marital interaction behaviors, to reported steps taken toward dissolution, and to 11-year divorce rates, independent of satisfaction. Consistent with dyadic "weak-link"' conceptions of commitment, likelihood of divorce was found to increase as a function of the lower of the 2 partners' inclination to maintain the relationship. Commitment may stabilize declining intimate partnerships, particularly when it is conceptualized as the inclination to maintain the relationship. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved). PMID:22103577

Schoebi, Dominik; Karney, Benjamin R; Bradbury, Thomas N

2012-04-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

464

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

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

2010-01-01

465

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Valérie Millette; Marylène Gagné

2008-01-01

466

Changes in Job Decision Latitude: The Influence of Personality and Interpersonal Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based upon theories of work adjustment and personality, we hypothesized that openness to experience and interpersonal satisfaction at work would interact to produce changes in job decision latitude over time. This hypothesis was tested in both a large cross-sectional study (n= 3663) and a smaller longitudinal study (n= 61). The results from both studies suggest that openness to experience leads

Yitzhak Fried; John R. Hollenbeck; Linda H. Slowik; Robert B. Tiegs; Haim Ailan Ben-David

1999-01-01

467

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Aminuddin Yusof; Parilah Mohd Shah

468

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

469

Secondary Teacher Workload and Job Satisfaction: Do Successful Strategies for Change Exist?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article analyses the views of secondary school teachers involved in the Transforming the School Workforce: Pathfinder Project--a project designed to address issues of teacher workload and job satisfaction. The initiative was launched in 2002 by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) to enable 32 pilot schools to explore ways in which…

Butt, Graham; Lance, Ann

2005-01-01

470

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Trower, Cathy Ann

2012-01-01

471

Job Satisfaction of Nurse Aides in Nursing Homes: Intent to Leave and Turnover  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: The relationship between job satisfaction of nurse aides and intent to leave and actual turnover after 1 year is examined. Design and Methods: Data came from a random sample of 72 nursing homes from 5 states (Colorado, Florida, Michigan, New York, and Oregon). From these nursing homes, we collected 1,779 surveys from nurse aides (a response rate of 62%).

Nicholas G. Castle; John Engberg; Ruth Anderson; Aiju Men

2007-01-01

472

Job Satisfaction of Nurse Aides in Nursing Homes: Intent to Leave and Turnover  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The relationship between job satisfaction of nurse aides and intent to leave and actual turnover after 1 year is examined. Design and Methods: Data came from a random sample of 72 nursing homes from 5 states (Colorado, Florida, Michigan, New York, and Oregon). From these nursing homes, we collected 1,779 surveys from nurse aides (a…

Castle, Nicholas G.; Engberg, John; Anderson, Ruth; Men, Aiju

2007-01-01

473

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Farris, Jimmy D.

2011-01-01

474

Employer Retention Strategies and Their Effect on Nurses' Job Satisfaction and Intent to Stay  

Microsoft Academic Search

Faced with a nursing shortage and anticipated increase in demand, home care agencies are implementing retention strategies with little knowledge of their effectiveness. The purpose of this study is to describe the strategies implemented and their effect on nurse job satisfaction and intention to leave. Data were collected from a random sample of 123 New England agencies during in-person interviews.

Carol Hall Ellenbecker; Linda Samia; Margaret J. Cushman; Frank W. Porell

2007-01-01

475

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

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

1991-01-01

476

A Meta-Analysis of Role Ambiguity and Role Conflict on IS Professional Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

There have been numerous IS studies on the topic of role ambiguity (RA) and role conflict (RC). The need for resolving the disagreement in understanding the impact of RA and RC on job satisfaction within an IS context motivated the current research. Employing Hunter and Schmidt's (1990) meta-analysis method, this study synthesizes empirical IS study results from twelve independent samples.

Yide Shen

2005-01-01

477

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2003-01-01

478

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ghazi, Safdar Rehman; Maringe, Felix

2011-01-01

479

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Abu Taleb, Tagreed Fathi

2013-01-01

480

A Longitudinal Investigation of Factors Mediating the Participative Decision Making Job Satisfaction Linkage.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Longitudinal data from blue-collar maintenance personnel and utility engineers were used to identify the plausible mediators between participative decision making (PDM) and job satisfaction (JS). Covariance structure analysis was also performed on the data. Role ambiguity, perceived obstacles, and performance-reward expectancy were found to…

Schaubroeck, John; Jennings, Kenneth R.

1991-01-01

481

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

PubMed

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

Chung-Park, M S

1998-01-01

482

Relation of Principal Transformational Leadership to School Staff Job Satisfaction, Staff Turnover, and School Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the present study, the direct effect of principal transformational leadership to school staff turnover and school performance was examined, in addition to its indirect effect through school staff job satisfaction. Survey data were obtained from elementary school staff and students, and school-aggregated student achievement test scores were…

Griffith, James

2004-01-01

483

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1997-01-01

484

Relationship between nurse leader emotional intelligence and registered nurse job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Tommye Austin

2011-01-01

485

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Beverly, William D., Jr.

2010-01-01

486

Improving service delivery: Investigating the role of information sharing, job characteristics, and employee satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to propose and test a model designed to investigate the impact of job characteristics, employee satisfaction, and information sharing on two key indicators of quality service delivery, such as worker perceptions of their efficiency and customer focus. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – During the project, 9,060 employees of a large national telecommunications organization in North

Nick Bontis; David Richards; Alexander Serenko

2011-01-01

487

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

488

Improving Service Delivery: Investigating the Role of Information Sharing, Job Characteristics, and Employee Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to propose and test a model designed to investigate the impact of job characteristics, employee satisfaction, and information sharing on two key indicators of quality service delivery, such as worker perceptions of their efficiency and customer focus. Design/methodology/approach: During the project, 9,060…

Bontis, Nick; Richards, David; Serenko, Alexander

2011-01-01

489

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

490

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Williams, Irene Ana

2011-01-01

491

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

492

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sander, Sara K.

2011-01-01

493

An Exploratory Factor Analysis Examining Traits, Perceived Fit and Job Satisfaction in Employed College Graduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is an analysis of 24 variables associated with employee attitudes, behaviors and outcomes. A total of 140 college graduates participated in the study. Utilizing exploratory factor analysis (EFA) techniques, the research examined relationships among the following variables: perceived fit, job satisfaction, cognitive ability, vocational…

Brandon, John R.

2011-01-01

494

Job satisfaction and its related factors: A questionnaire survey of hospital nurses in Mainland China  

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundThe widespread nursing shortage is of concern in Mainland China and globally. Factors underpinning the increased mobility of the nursing workforce and their contribution to nurses’ turnover thus merit attention. Understanding nurses’ job satisfaction is important, as this is a key factor in nurses’ turnover.

Hong Lu; Alison E. While; K. Louise Barriball

2007-01-01

495

A study on psychological contract, job satisfaction and turnover intention in banking industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper outlines the critical role of employees' job satisfaction and psychological contract in turnover intention. The discussion arises primarily based on the considerable phenomenon arise in the post financial crisis era: the rising rate of turnover intention in the banking industry. There is little research has been done concerning the facts in the banking industry according to present literature.

Zhu Xiaoyan; Li Yanping

2010-01-01

496

The Role of Proactive Personality in Job Satisfaction and Organizational Citizenship Behavior: A Relational Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Drawing from a relational approach, the authors conceptualize the quality of leader–member exchange as a mediator and procedural justice climate as a contextual moderator for understanding the role of proactive personality in job satisfaction and organizational citizenship behavior. Data from a sample of 200 Chinese employees within 54 work groups were used to examine the hypothesized models. Results show that

Ning Li; Jian Liang; J. Michael Crant

2010-01-01

497

Public service motivation and job satisfaction in China : An investigation of generalisability and instrumentality  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this research is to investigate how generalisable the public service motivation (PSM) observed in Western society is to China and to examine the effects of public service motivation on job satisfaction. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis techniques are applied to survey data of 191 public servants in China to investigate the

Bangcheng Liu; Ningyu Tang; Xiaomei Zhu

2008-01-01

498

The Relationship between Perceived Organizational Support and Performance: The Mediating Role of Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the relationships of perceived organizational support (POS), job satisfaction and behavioral outcomes, partially to help explain in past research regarding the relationship between POS and performance (task performance and organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs)). In this study, 261 employees from Small-Medium sized enterprises in China were selected as participants. Data analyzed using two steps of AMOS showed positive

Ren-Tao Miao

2010-01-01

499

Stress and Student Job Design: Satisfaction, Well-Being, and Performance in University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is imperative that the university environment be supportive and capable of nurturing optimal learning and performance in students. Using job design and work stress theories, the study assessed relationships between psychosocial work characteristics, well-being and satisfaction, and performance in a random sample survey of Australian university students (N = 176). Methodological improvements were a time lag between survey and

Sarah J. Cotton; Maureen F. Dollard; Jan de Jonge

2002-01-01

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