The Relation of Organizational Differences to Job Satisfaction for Managers.
MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS CENTER
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Job satisfaction has typically been viewed as a predominantly personal phenomenon and it has been studied this way. The present study investigates the influence of organizational variables on patterns of responses of 1099 managers in five companies to 28 satisfaction scales. Factor analysis was used to group the scale responses within each company and across all companies. Two factors proved to be the same for all companies. Two other factors showed some variation from company to company. Explanations for the observed patterns were sought in the differences in size, function, nature of the business, organizational geneology and organizational climate. Climate and organizational geneology seemed to provide some help in accounting for the observed differences. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations