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ERIC Number: ED398486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction among State Agency Rehabilitation Counselors: New Mexico (Blind).
McGhee, Marcheta; Satcher, Jamie
The job satisfaction and organizational commitment of rehabilitation counselors working in public rehabilitation in New Mexico's Blind agency are the focus of this study. Participants were four rehabilitation counselor survey respondents whose agencies agreed to take part in the study. A total of 10 surveys were mailed. Job satisfaction was measured using the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire, though the sample size was too small to conduct extensive data analysis. 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. Results, to be viewed with caution due to the sample size, indicated that counselors in New Mexico have substantially higher levels of job satisfaction than the national sample. From the results it can be assumed that the counselors' primary reason for expending energy on behalf of their organization is because of the emotional attachment they feel toward the organization, a condition which has been linked to superior work performance. Contains two appendices: (1) Job Satisfaction Items and (2) Organizational Commitment Items. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire