ERIC Number: ED094282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Causal Relationships of Student Characteristics Related to Satisfaction in Post High School Employment.
Enderlein, Thomas E.
The purpose of this study was to develop a theoretical model for predicting employment satisfaction one year after graduation, using 9th-12th grade inschool variables of socioeconomic status, curriculum choice, and achievement. The independent variables used were chosen from the three psychological domains: cognitive, affective, and psychomotor. The criterion variable, job satisfaction, was measured by the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire. The results of this study indicated that employment satisfaction was twice as predictable for the female sample as it was for the total sample, and it was not at all predictable for the male sample. Predictability in the female sample was attributed to several factors: (1) Entry level jobs are typically lower salaried with lower levels of responsibility and opportunities for advancement, and satisfaction with jobs of this type may be attributed to the fact that females tend to possess short range expectations of initial employment. (2) Women obtain employment in areas which are high in interpersonal social relationships, which implies that they may rank satisfaction received from the social environment above factors such as salary, responsibility, and prestige. (3) Women generally possess lower levels of occupational aspirations than do men. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Instruction, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Continuing Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire