ERIC Number: EJ949101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 142
Job Satisfaction: I/O Psychology and Organizational Behavior Management Perspectives
Mawhinney, Thomas C.
Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, v31 n4 p288-315 2011
Perspectives on job satisfaction and its relations with job performance among members of the Industrial/Organizational Psychology (IOP) and Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) cultures are identified and compared. Comparisons include vantage points of each culture on the roles of theory and data regarding the definitions of behavior, job performance, job satisfaction, and the potential causal relations among them. Literature reviewed suggests the IOP culture has validated technologies that some members of the OBM culture recognize as useful for purposes of assessing what members of the OBM culture call Social Validity (SV). Given similarities among values of the two cultures, reflected in their mutual concern for assessing Organizational Responsibility and SV, the author proffers the following recommendation: Members of the OBM culture should not eschew the IOP culture's practices that might contribute to OBM practitioners' ability to effectively establish the SV of their interventions, particularly large-scale interventions.
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Relationship, Job Performance, Administrative Organization, Role, Industrial Psychology, Personnel Management, Organizational Culture, Psychology, Quality of Working Life, Personnel Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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