An Examination of Job Satisfaction Dichotomies.
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV FORT WORTH INST OF BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH
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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 n504 to 15 job satisfaction items were component analyzed in order to determine whether such dichotomies were reflected empirically. Three components were identified intrinsic job satisfaction, extrinsic job satisfaction-organizationally mediated, and extrinsic job satisfaction-mediated by the work environment. The general dichotomies approach was called into a question by the three component solution and the complexity of loadings of six of the 15 items.