The Effects of Organizational Function on Responses: The Mediating Role of Technology and Job Characteristics.
ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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Measures of job characteristics, job satisfaction, internal work motivation, and re-enlistment intentions were taken from 910 Amry National guardsmen and 608 Air National guardsmen. Army guardsmen were sampled from 28 units, representing 8 functional specialties that were located throughout a midwestern state. Air guardsmen were sampled from each of two functional specialties within three large Air Guard bases. The three bases were considered to represent three levels of technological complexity. These data were used to examine the relationships among functional specialty, technology, job characteristics, and responses. It was hypothesized that unit-level measures of technology and individual-level measures of job characteristics would account for Army functional specialty differences on responses. In addition, the independent influences of overall base technology and functional specialty on both job characteristics and attitudes were explored.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations