ERIC Number: ED030906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Relationship of Vocational Satisfaction to the Correspondence of Job Reinforcement and Vocational Needs.
Golden, Robert R.; Weiss, David J.
The Theory of Work Adjustment proposes that vocational satisfaction is a function of the correspondence between the reinforcers in the work environment and the individual's vocational needs. This hypothesis is tested by comparing the means and variances of measures of satisfaction for groups differing in degree of need-reinforcer correspondence. The data were self-report responses of 179 individuals in various occupational positions to questionnaires measuring satisfaction, needs, and reinforcer level on 20 dimensions of work. Statistical tests were performed separately for each of the 20 dimensions. Support for the proposition was found on from 13 to 20 dimensions, depending on the specific statistical hypotheses tested. (Author)
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Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.