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ERIC Number: EJ954093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Factors Affecting the Job Satisfaction of Latino/a Immigrants in the Midwest
Valdivia, Corinne; Flores, Lisa Y.
Journal of Career Development, v39 n1 p31-49 Feb 2012
This study examined the job satisfaction of 253 Latino/a newcomers in three rural communities in the Midwest. Specifically, the authors explored the effects of ethnic identity, Anglo acculturation, Latino/a acculturation, perceptions of the community (social relations, discrimination/racism, and language pressures), job tenure, work hours, and salary on participants' job satisfaction. Results of a hierarchical regression analysis indicated that ethnic identity and Anglo acculturation had a positive effect, while perceptions of the community related to discrimination/racism had a negative effect on job satisfaction. Latino/a acculturation, perceived social relations in the community, perceived language pressures in the community, job tenure, hours worked, and wages were not significantly related to job satisfaction. The regression model accounted for 16% of the variance in job satisfaction. The implications of the findings for career counseling practice are discussed, and suggestions for future research on Latino/a immigrants' career development are provided. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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