ERIC Number: ED248752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Statistical Analysis of the Impact of Selected Variables on the Job Satisfaction of Medical Technologists.
Spencer, Charles T.; And Others
Feelings of medical technology graduates about their jobs were studied using the descriptive survey research method. Attention was directed to the relationship of job attitudes to time since graduation, presence/absence of professional development activities, and selected characteristics of the respondents. Questionnaire responses from 186 graduates of the Illinois State University medical technology program were analyzed using several statistical techniques. Results of factor analysis suggest that professional development opportunities are not systematically related to job satisfaction. Regression analysis results include the following: (1) when controlling for gender and degree, the relationship between job satisfaction and time was curvilinear (i.e., after an initial period of satisfaction with the work, job satisfaction begins to decline); (2) controlling for time and gender, graduates with a baccalaureate degree only experienced less job satisfaction than those with higher degrees; and (3) when controlling time and degree, males experienced greater job satisfaction than did females. Questionnaire items and factor loading data are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Medical Technology (Kansas City, MO, June 27, 1984).