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ERIC Number: ED398491
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction among State Agency Rehabilitation Counselors: Rhode Island.
McGhee, Marcheta; Satcher, Jamie
The job satisfaction and organizational commitment of rehabilitation counselors working in the public rehabilitation agency in Rhode Island are the focus of this study. Participants were 23 rehabilitation counselor survey respondents whose agencies agreed to take part in the study. A total of 50 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. From the national sample work behaviors appear to be the most important predictors of counselors' job satisfaction, affective commitment, and normative commitment. Rhode Island's rehabilitation counselors showed patterns of job satisfaction and organizational commitment similar to rehabilitation counselors in the larger national sample. Rhode Island's public rehabilitation agency is 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
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire