ERIC Number: ED023578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Multivariate Nature of Professional Job Satisfaction.
Wood, Donald A.; LeBold, William K.
Discussed are two theories of professional job satisfaction--(1) unidimensional and (2) multidimensional with special reference to Herzberg's two factor theory. A national sample of over 3,000 engineering graduates responded to a questionnaire and satisfaction index. Analysis of results revealed that job satisfaction is multidimensional. Job satisfaction seemed most related to (1) a general job characteristic factor and (2) professional challenges. Also identified as factors were (1) status, (2) autonomy, (3) professional recognition, (4) interpersonal relations, and (5) supervisory relations. Certain occupational challenges and personal constraints were examined in terms of (1) function, (2) field, (3) degree level, (4) year of B.S. graduation, and (5) industrial classification of employer. Job values and perceptions were shown to be complex. (DH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.
Identifiers: Indiana Manpower Research Association
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Indiana Manpower Research Association (November 30, 1967).