ERIC Number: ED341117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
The Job Satisfaction-Life Satisfaction Relationship for Educators: A Cross-Cultural Study.
Klass, Patricia Harrington; Michael, Noreen
This study replicates a cross-cultural study by Steiner and Truxillo (1987) that tested completing hypotheses concerning the relationship between job and life satisfaction. It tested the generalization of the original study in two ways: it examined educators instead of managers and it compared those from Western and Eastern cultures rather than two Western cultures. The 59 subjects represented two distinct groups, 34 American (17 females, 17 males) and 25 Thai graduate students (13 females, 12 males). The short-form of the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (Weiss and others, 1967) was selected to measure intrinsic and extrinsic job satisfaction; a scale developed by Hofstede (1980) measured work and nonwork values, and a scale developed by Burke, Weir, and DuWors (1979) measured life satisfaction. Factor analysis results failed to support the prior study's selection of items for intrinsic and extrinsic job satisfaction. Results of the multiple regression analysis support the spillover theory for the relationship between both intrinsic and extrinsic job satisfaction and life satisfaction (p <.05) contrary to Steiner and Truxillo's findings. Implications are discussed. (Author/RR)
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 Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, October 1991).