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ERIC Number: ED398489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Predictors of Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction among State Agency Rehabilitation Counselors: Oregon.
Satcher, Jamie; McGhee, Marcheta
The job satisfaction and organizational commitment of rehabilitation counselors working in the public rehabilitation agencies in Oregon are the focus of this study. Participants were 63 rehabilitation counselor survey respondents whose agencies agreed to take part in the study. Because of the small population size, Oregon's general (n=120) and blind agency (n=10) counselor responses were combined. 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. Results indicate that work behaviors are important predictors of overall job satisfaction and affective attachment of counselors toward the agencies for which they work. Because both job satisfaction and emotional attachment have been linked to higher levels of productivity, Oregon's public rehabilitation agencies are encouraged to develop ways of rewarding those counselor behaviors (conscientiousness and initiative) which are most predictive of job satisfaction and affective commitment. 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
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire