Accession Number:

ADP003258

Title:

Affective Determinants of Job Perceptions,

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COLORADO UNIV AT DENVER

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Report Date:

1984-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The Job Characteristics Model of Hackman and Oldham 1976 has served as a useful guide for designing jobs to be more motivating and satisfying. It is argued, however, that the job perceptions of incumbents may be biased or influenced by internal affective states or moods. This assertion is supported by the results of two studies. The first was a laboratory study in which job perceptions were more favorable when subjects were artificially placed in a good mood. In the second study, the overall job perceptions of a sample of city government workers were found to be predictable from both their job satisfaction and mood states. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE