The Relation of Sample Demographic Characteristics to Job Satisfaction.
MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS CENTER
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In order to examine the effects of such demographic characteristics as sex, age, education, occupational, company and job tenure and management level on job satisfaction, the responses of 1139 exempt employees in six companies to 28 satisfaction scales were factor analyzed. In comparing the factor structures for the various demographic groupings, patterns of scale loadings across groupings were emphasized. It was expected that some factors would be common for all demographic groupings of employees, while other factors would vary in their patterns of scale loadings. The resulting factor structures showed that factors related to compensation and personal progress and development work aspects had very similar scale loadings for all groupings of employees. However, the two remaining factors that dealt with superior-subordinate interactions and the context of the organization were perceived differently among the demographic groupings. Thus the conclusion of the study was that demographic characteristics reflected a difference in the perception of organizational-related variables but not in the perception of individual-related variables for job satisfaction. Author
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