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ERIC Number: EJ768707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0889-4019
Reactions to Job Content Plateaus: Examining Role Ambiguity and Hierarchical Plateaus as Moderators
McCleese, Carrie S.; Eby, Lillian T.
Career Development Quarterly, v55 n1 p64-76 Sep 2006
Plateauing research often reveals a negative relationship between job content plateauing (i.e., lacking challenge in one's job) and work attitudes. This study explores situations where job content plateauing is associated with fewer negative work attitudes, revealing role ambiguity (i.e., being unclear about job duties and responsibilities) and hierarchical plateauing (i.e., low likelihood of promotions) as moderators of the job content plateau-work attitude relationship. Specifically, job content plateaued employees reported greater job satisfaction and organizational commitment if they were not also experiencing a hierarchical plateau. Job content plateaued employees also reported greater job satisfaction when role ambiguity was low. Job Content Plateau Items are appended. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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