ERIC Number: EJ1063773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
What Students Want: Elements of Job Satisfaction Expectations among Multicultural Cohorts
Brown, Dannie L.
Industry and Higher Education, v29 n3 p185-196 Jun 2015
The purpose of this research was to assess students' expectations of future job satisfaction. Data were collected from 484 students enrolled in the BBA programme at Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia, Canada. Locke's job satisfaction theory and Hackman and Oldham's job characteristics model provided the theoretical foundation for the study. Kendall's W was used to determine the degree of agreement between the current results and earlier research results and mean ranking was applied to determine the respondents' Top 10 expectations. One Way Anova was used to determine the differences among the multicultural cohorts. While each cohort had similar expectations by ranking, some cultural differences were evident. The results also indicate that today's students have different expectations for job satisfaction than employees of a generation ago. These findings may help employers prepare for the new employees they will hire through a foreknowledge of the new recruits' expectations of job satisfaction.
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Expectation, Cohort Analysis, Cultural Differences, Bayesian Statistics, Employment Potential, Business Administration Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Surveys, Student Diversity, Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Occupational Information, Work Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada