ERIC Number: ED053251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
A Typological Approach to the Relationship Between the Motivation to Work and Job Satisfaction.
Landy, Frank J.
Does knowledge of motivational type increase the efficiency of predicting job satisfaction patterns? Do changes in motivational type occur as a function of job experience? Answers to the above questions were sought in a study of 175 professional engineers employed in six organizations. Data were collected by the author with a satisfaction inventory and interviews concerning work history. Co-workers, selected by the subjects, rated the subjects on seven work motivation scales and six performance scales. Cluster analysis, an efficient multivariate technique, was used to identify relationships among satisfaction measures, motivational measures, and subgroups of individuals. It was concluded that the findings were not responsive to the major questions in this study. However, the technique of subgrouping as a basis for showing relationships between attitudes and behavior does show promise. (CH)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Engineers, Job Satisfaction, Motivation, Prediction, Questionnaires, Work Attitudes
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-185984, MF $.65, see catalog for hard copy price)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Manpower Research.
Authoring Institution: Bowling Green State Univ., OH.
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Bowling Green State University