ERIC Number: ED206972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
The Effects of Need for Achievement on the Job Level/Job Satisfaction Relationship.
Ray, Amy S.; And Others
Research suggests that higher level jobs are more likely to contain the essential job characteristics needed to cue achievement motives in high achievement workers. A comparison of university administrators and maintenance workers confirmed that the higher the level of the occupation, the higher the morale of the worker. However, no significant differences occurred in achievement needs for the two groups. As need for achievement increased, job satisfaction increased for administrators, but decreased for maintenance workers. Satisfaction with supervision was the key factor in overall satisfaction differences. Findings indicate that both situational and personality variables should be considered when studying job satisfaction, and that achievement need is an important mediator of the relationship between job level and job satisfaction. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Southwestern Psychological Association (27th, Houston, TX, April 16-18, 1981).