ERIC Number: ED310340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May
Gender, Gender Concentration of Job, and Congruence as Predictors of Job Satisfaction Seven Years Later.
Fricko, Mary Ann M.; Beehr, Terry A.
Until recently, most theories of vocational behavior have been designed and tested on male behaviors with exclusively male samples. Some researchers have suggested that theories of vocational behavior have had less relevance for females and other special groups because certain conditions that are relatively true for males are less true for females. This study examined person-environment congruence in the prediction of job satisfaction for college graduates over a 7-year period. College graduates (N=288) who had entered college 6 years previously and had taken the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory were surveyed. Job satisfaction and perceived congruence with college major were included in the survey. Gender concentration in jobs was operationalized from census data. Results indicated that congruence between college major and job predicted job satisfaction, but congruence involving the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory and job did not. A three-way interaction between gender, gender concentration in occupations, and person-environment congruence was also found in the college major analysis. (ABL)
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 (61st, Chicago, IL, May 4-6, 1989).