ERIC Number: ED205842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-30
The Impact of Gender, Perceived Female Isolation and Beliefs in Traditional Roles for Women on Job Satisfaction.
Barclay, Lizabeth A.; And Others
Past research has detailed conflicting results in investigations of sex differences and job satisfaction. To explain sex differences and job satisfaction within the framework of subtle treatment discrimination (a situation variable) and beliefs about roles for women (a person variable), 1578 employees of a large corporation completed demographic questionnaires and scales measuring job satisfaction, beliefs about roles for women, and perceptions of female isolation from power acquisition situations. Results indicated that the most satisfied group was the traditionally-oriented females who did not perceive isolation, while the least satisfied group was the nontraditionally-oriented females who did perceive isolation. The findings indicate that sex differences in job satisfaction exist; however, orientation (a person-centered variable) does not seem to have as much impact on satisfaction as gender and isolation. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (53rd, Detroit, MI, April 30-May 2, 1981).