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ERIC Number: ED398474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction among State Agency Rehabilitation Counselors: Connecticut.
McGhee, Marcheta; Satcher, Jamie
The job satisfaction and organizational commitment of rehabilitation counselors working in public rehabilitation agencies in the United States are the focus of this study. Participants were 44 rehabilitation counselor survey respondents whose agencies agreed to take part in the study. A total of 75 surveys were mailed. Job satisfaction was measured using the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire. The three components of organizational commitment (affective, normative, and continuance) were examined using the Organizational Commitment Scales. Potential predictor variables examined were: (1) years of service; (2) age; (3) education level; (4) Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) status; (5) conscientiousness; (6) initiative; (7) cooperation; and (8) attendance/punctuality. From the national sample, work behaviors appear to be important predictors of overall job satisfaction, emotional, and normative attachment of counselors toward the agencies for which they work. Connecticut's rehabilitation counselors showed patterns of job satisfaction and organizational commitment similar to rehabilitation counselors in the larger national sample. Connecticut's public rehabilitation agencies are encouraged to develop ways of rewarding those counselor behaviors (conscientiousness, initiative, and cooperation) which are most predictive of job satisfaction, affective commitment, and normative commitment. Contains two appendices: (1) Job Satisfaction Items and (2) Organizational Commitment Items. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire