ERIC Number: ED246436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Motivational Patterns of Newspaper Managers: An Exploratory Study.
Sohn, Ardyth B.; Chusmir, Leonard H.
Using data collected at a Western State's press association convention, a study compared predicted motivation profiles for several newspaper management jobs to the actual profiles of men and women holding those jobs. In addition, the levels of job commitment and satisfaction were examined to learn how happy and dedicated the managers were. Approximately half (N=54) of the managers at the convention volunteered to write a five-minute essay in response to six pictures, and to complete a brief questionnaire that elicited demographic details and asked them to respond to a set of questions using a semantic differential scoring system designed to ascertain job satisfaction and commitment. Results showed that more than half of the subjects had a "good fit" between their actual individual needs and the needs likely to be fulfilled by their management jobs. Other findings showed that the older managers, those who had held their present jobs the longest and those who had worked in any management position the longest, were the most satisfied. No correlation was found for "good fit" and commitment. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Journalism Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (67th, Gainesville, FL, August 5-8, 1984).