ERIC Number: ED177621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
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An Examination of the Relationship between Job Satisfaction, Organizational Norms, and Communication Climate among Employees in an Organization.
Applbaum, Ronald L.; Anatol, Kark W. E.
Three separate instruments were used to measure and assess the interrelationships of organizational norms, communication climate, and job satisfaction. Of the 155 top administrators and managers at California State University, Long Beach, 101 subjects completed all three measurement instruments. Statistical analysis showed that a significant correlation existed between job satisfaction and communication climate. Job satisfaction and organizational norms correlated significantly, but the two factors combined accounted for only four percent of the total variance. The correlation between communication climate and organizational norms was not statistically significant. A factor analysis of the organizational norms instrument indicated that it did not appear to have the validity purported by its creator. Overall, the study suggests that the hypothesized positive relationship of organizational communication and job satisfaction does occur in an actual organization. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Communication Association of the Pacific Conference (Honolulu, Hawaii, July 30-August 1, 1979)