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ERIC Number: ED533638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 103
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1248-5368-0
An Analysis of the Relationship between Select Organizational Climate Factors and Job Satisfaction Factors as Reported by Community College Personnel
San Giacomo, Rose-Marie Carla
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Florida
The purpose of this study was to investigate the overall satisfaction with organizational climate factors across seven studies of various levels of community college personnel. A secondary purpose was to determine if there was a significant relationship between satisfaction with organizational climate factors and the importance of job satisfaction factors across the studies. The community college personnel under investigation were college presidents, branch campus executive officers, senior business officers, senior instructional officers, institutional researchers, mid-level managers, and executive secretaries/associates to the president. The community colleges were all members of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and/or listed in the Higher Education Directory (HED). During the course of conducting seven distinct, but related studies, a total of 3,370 surveys were sent and 1,539 were returned, rendering a 46% rate of return. The data were analyzed to determine the overall satisfaction of community college personnel with the organizational climate factors, and the overall perception of the existence of these factors. These analyses revealed that while satisfaction with organizational climate factors was consistently reported as high among all community college personnel, the percentage of personnel that were satisfied with each factor decreased as the positions moved down the institutional hierarchy. Moreover, satisfaction with an organizational climate factor was not necessarily the same a perceiving a high level of the existence of that factor. Finally, some job satisfaction factors can be viewed as both intrinsic and extrinsic motivators, which does not support Herzberg's classification system that categorized a factor as either intrinsic or extrinsic. Results of this descriptive study have implications for the (1) understanding of motivational factors for various levels of community college personnel, (2) attraction and retention of highly qualified professionals and, (3) development of a positive organizational climate. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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