ERIC Number: ED035051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Occupational Reinforcers, Vocational Needs, and Job Satisfaction.
Weiss, David J.
The two major components in the Theory of Work Adjustment are the individual and the work environment. This theory is an individual-environment matching model with four basic components: (1) the work personality of the individual, (2) the work environment, (3) measured work adjustment, and (4) work adjustment outcomes. The individual's work personality is defined by two major sets of structural components: his abilities and his needs. The work environment is also defined in terms of two major sets of variables: abilities required for successful performance and rewards or reinforcers. Work adjustment can be measured by job satisfaction and job satisfactoriness. The instruments used for operationalizing the Theory of Work Adjustment are: (1) for abilities, those tests used by the U. S. employment service; (2) for job satisfactoriness, the Minnesota Satisfactoriness Scale (MSS); (3) for job satisfaction, the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ); (4) for vocational needs, the Minnesota Importance Questionnaire; and (5) for occupational reinforcers, the Minnesota Job Description Questionnaire. The development and use of these tests are presented. Implications for further use are given including actual use in industrial psychology. (KJ)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
Note: Paper presented at American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D. C., August 31-September 4, 1969