ERIC Number: ED302753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
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Relationships between Organizational Climate, Job Satisfaction and Stress-Related Illnesses.
York, Kenneth M.; And Others
This study measured the relationship between job satisfaction and organizational climate on a heterogeneous sample, and the reported incidence of stress-related illnesses as a moderator of the climate-job satisfaction relationship. Subjects were 70 full-time employees who completed a four-part questionnaire consisting of the Litwin and Stringer Organizational Climate Questionnaire, the Job Descriptive Index, a 20-item stress symptom measure, and demographic information. The results showed that certain facets of job satisfaction and certain dimensions of organizational climate were correlated, but that the two constructs were not redundant. No evidence was found for a relationship between stress and worker perceptions of organizational climate. There was a significant relationship between some facets of job satisfaction and stress. The results suggest that it is not the organizational climate that creates a stressful environment, but the work itself and the people around the worker that lead to perceptions of the workplace as stressful. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (60th, Chicago, IL, April 28-30, 1988).