ERIC Number: ED035828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Job Satisfactions of Professionals: A Study of the Job Satisfactions of Cooperative Extension Agents in New York State.
Broadwell, George J.
This study examined relationships between job satisfaction and dimensions and functions of work groups, sex, organizational status, and the levels of individual social dependency of the respondents. The Job Description Index provided a specific measure of overall job satisfaction. Social dependency was measured by the twenty questions in factor Q2 of the 16 Personality Factor Test (Forms A and B). Organizational status was based on staff assignments. Of the questionnaires mailed to all agents with at least one year experience, 92.4% were returned. There were slight differences in overall job satisfaction on the basis of sex, with males slightly more satisfied (significant at .01); and status, with high status persons slightly more satisfied (significant at .20). Throughout the study, even when differences were at an acceptable level of statistical significance, the magnitude of the differences was so slight as to be of little practical value. This was true, in most cases, even when extreme quartiles of the population were compared on the same variable. The theory and methodology of job satisfaction research was found to be inadequate in diagnostic and remedial capabilities. (author/nl)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Extension Agents, Job Satisfaction, Organization, Professional Personnel, Sex Differences, Social Background, Status, Work Attitudes
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Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.
Identifiers: New York
Note: Ph.D. Thesis