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ERIC Number: EJ804232
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0829-5735
A Comparison of Two Measures of School Psychologists' Job Satisfaction
Brown, Michael B.; Hardison, Ashley; Bolen, Larry M.; Walcott, Christy M.
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v21 n1-2 p47-58 2006
The purpose of this study was to establish the concurrent and construct validity of the Job Satisfaction Scales (JSS) and a modified version of the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ) using a sample of practicing school psychologists. Strong internal consistency was determined within each of the job satisfaction instruments. Correlations between the MSQ and JSS provide evidence of concurrent validity based on the significant positive relationships between paired scales. There was no significant difference between the MSQ and JSS standard scores for overall job satisfaction. The strong evidence of construct validity suggests that research using the MSQ and JSS can be compared with confidence, in that similar constructs are being evaluated. There are some differences between the two instruments that might make one instrument more useful than the other for particular research purposes. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; Virginia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire