ERIC Number: ED185361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-28
Reference Count: 0
Supervisor-Clerical Agreement on Competency Importance as It Relates to Satisfactoriness and Job Satsifaction.
Schmidt, B. June
This study examined the concept that extent of agreement between clerical employees and their respective supervisors on competency importance would relate to satisfactoriness and job satisfaction. Data for competency agreement, satisfactoriness, and job satisfaction were analyzed and interpreted for fifty-five clerical employees who responded to a job satisfaction survey instrument. The subjects were 1972 high school graduates who had completed a stenographic program while in high school, had not continued their education beyond high school, and were employed in clerical occupations one year after graduation. Satisfactoriness scores were obtained from supervisor ratings of the subjects' performance on thirty-one job competencies and on supervisor ratings of the subjects' office behavior. Among the findings were that (1) a relationship existed between satisfactoriness and extent of agreement on competency importance and (2) no relationship existed between job satisfaction and extent of agreement on competency importance. (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April, 1980).