ERIC Number: ED072277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug-25
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Job Satisfaction of Owner-Managers, Hired Managers, and Hired Workers as Related to Farm, Social, and Job Characteristics.
Wilkening, E. A.; Rodefeld, Richard D.
Changes in the structure of agriculture are affecting farm job characteristics and job satisfaction as compared with other occupations. Job satisfaction of persons occupying different positions on incorporated farms in Wisconsin was studied to determine the effects of the farm variables on the individuals. A high degree of job satisfaction was found for the three occupational groups studied, although hired workers showed a lower level of satisfaction than owner-managers and hired managers. Job satisfaction was found to be influenced as much or more by goals and attainments outside the occupational area as by the work situation. Satisfaction of the hired workers and managers was affected more by variables than that of the owner-manager. Measures of job satisfaction in two dimensions, the self-fulfilling aspects of the job and the relationships within and control of the work, are detailed in narrative and tables. (MF)
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Note: Presentation at the annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August 25-27, 1972)