ERIC Number: ED158032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Comparison of Published Measures of Job Satisfaction on a Taxonomy of Job Rewards. Final Report for Period 1 July 1975-30 September 1976.
Pritchard, Robert D.; Shaw, James B.
A study was conducted to determine if rewards influence both the level of satisfaction a person feels towards his work and the performance exhibited by that person on the task. The study had four specific objectives: to develop a comprehensive list of job rewards; to develop, in particular, a list of rewards of an intrinsic nature; to compare published measures of job satisfaction; and to compare, in particular, the Air Force Occupational Attitude Inventory (OAI) against other measures of satisfaction. A number of sources were used in developing the taxonomy of job rewards. The final list consisted of six major categories: General Organizational Rewards, Task, Interaction with Others, Extrinsic Rewards, External Rewards, and Overall Job Satisfaction. (Within a major category there were also a number of subcategories as well as a large number of specific reward areas.) A considerable number (thirty-five) of intrinsic rewards were listed within the major category of "Task," under the sub-categories of "intrinsic rewards" and "personal control." Once the list of job rewards was complete, eighteen measures of job satisfaction were compared as to the degree to which they either fully or partially covered each of the major categories, subcategories, and specific reward areas. The OAI and the Minnesota IRC Satisfaction Scales were found to be the most comprehensive measures. The OAI covered 107 specific reward areas and thirteen of fifteen subcategories, while the Minnesota scales covered ninety specific reward areas and twelve of fifteen subcategories. (Author/BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.; Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Research Foundation, Lafayette, IN.