Organizational Technology, Control Processes, and Individual Knowledge as Predictors of Performance and Satisfaction: An Analysis of Organizational Determinants.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This study investigates the predictive value of the organizational components job technology, control, and individual characteristics, as they influence the organizational outcomes performance and satisfaction. Drawing from the works of Hackman and Oldham 1980 and Ovalle 1981, this study proposes a model incorporating technology as the independent variable, control and individual characteristics as the moderating variables, and performance and satisfaction as the dependent variables. A survey questionnaire developed and tested by Ovalle 1981 was administered to 279 employees of an Air Force educational institution. Responses to the questions were analyzed using factor analysis, comparative analysis, and multiple linear regression. The individual characteristic investigated in this study, knowledge, played a significant role p .05, as did technology p .05 and control p .01, in predicting organizational performance. However, only technology and control proved significant predictors of satisfaction.
- Administration and Management
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