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ERIC Number: ED398493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction among State Agency Rehabilitation Counselors: South Dakota.
McGhee, Marcheta; Satcher, Jamie
The job satisfaction and organizational commitment of rehabilitation counselors working in public rehabilitation agencies in South Dakota are the focus of this study. Participants were 19 rehabilitation counselor survey respondents whose agencies agreed to take part in the study. A total of 34 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. Affective commitment has been linked to superior performance as has normative commitment. Continuance commitment has been linked to less than ideal performance. Results showed that, as a group, South Dakota's rehabilitation counselors operate rather equally from all components of commitment. If South Dakota's administration wishes to focus on reducing continuance commitment, they are referred to the results from the national sample which identifies behaviors predictive of affective 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: South Dakota
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire