ERIC Number: ED052367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The Relation of Sample Demographic Characteristics to Job Satisfaction.
Jury, Philip A.; And Others
In order to examine the effects of such demographic characteristics as sex, age, education, occupational tenure and status, company and job tenure and management level on job satisfaction, the responses of 1,139 exempt employees in six companies to 28 satisfaction scales were factor analyzed. In comparing the factor structures for the various demographic groupings, patterns of scale loadings across groupings were emphasized. It was expected that some factors would be common for all demographic groupings of employees, while other factors would vary in their patterns of scale loadings. The resulting factor structures showed that factors related to compensation and personal progress and development work aspects had very similar scale loadings for all groupings of employees. However, the two remaining factors that dealt with superior-subordinate interactions and the context of the organization were perceived differently among the demographic groupings. Thus the conclusion of the study was that demographic characteristics reflected a difference in the perception of organizational-related variables but not in the perception of individual-related variables for job satisfaction. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Industrial Relations Center.