Job Characteristics, Personal Interests, and Response Disposition of Incumbents as Related to Job Satisfaction.
PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND OCCUPATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER
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The study deals with the relationships between job satisfaction and the following characteristics of the job andor the incumbent 1 Job characteristics as reflected by job dimension scores and work quality dimensions, both being based on the Position Analysis Questionnaire PAQ 2 job-related interests expressed by job incumbents, as measured by the Activity Preference Questionnaire JAPQ 3 the match between an incumbents job characteristics and his expressed job interests 4 general affect, measured by a response disposition scale. Data were obtained from 407 workers in 29 jobs in two telephone companies and for the 9 management and 20 non-management jobs. The above-named predictors were used in stepwise regression analyses to predict work and total satisfaction as measured by the Job Description Index JDI. In addition, the effect of the response disposition was partialled out from the work satisfaction scores of the combined sample.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations