ERIC Number: ED354472
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Publication Date: 1992
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Effects of Worker Classification, Crystallization, and Job Autonomy on Congruence-Satisfaction Relationships.
Obermesik, John W.; Beehr, Terry A.
A majority of the congruence-satisfaction literature has used interest measures based on Holland's theory, although the measures' accuracy in predicting job satisfaction is questionable. Divergent findings among studies on occupational congruence-job satisfaction may be due to ineffective measures of congruence and job satisfaction and lack of attention to moderator variables. This study tested the correlational differences between three measures of occupational congruence with each of two job satisfaction criteria. Subjects (N=301) were college student employees who returned a questionnaire for a 75% response rate. As hypothesized, perceived congruence predicted both satisfaction measures significantly better than the two Holland-based congruence measures. Three variables were also tested for moderating effects on each of the six congruence-satisfaction relationships. A more positive relationship was obtained between perceived congruence and satisfaction with work itself for high rather than low crystallization students. A more positive relationship between perceived congruence and overall job satisfaction was found for low rather than high job autonomy students. Worker classification main effects indicated that white collar student employees were more satisfied with their work and the job in general than blue collar student employees. Secondary analyses indicated that perceived congruence predicted satisfaction with work itself significantly better than overall job satisfaction. (Contains 26 references.) (ABL)
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