ERIC Number: ED084392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
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Central Life Interests and Job Satisfaction.
Dubin, Robert; And Others
Data on central life interests (CLI) and five aspects of job satisfaction were obtained in a sample of bluecollar males and two samples of clerical females. Both a multiple discriminant analysis and a bivariate analysis were performed. The results of these analyses showed that central life interest was significantly related to the total set of job satisfaction measures in two of the three samples. Job-oriented workers had the highest overall job satisfaction and non job-oriented workers had the lowest. Workets with no preference in central life interests had a level of satisfaction midway between the other two groups. Satisfaction with the work itself had the strongest relationship to CLI orientation. Workers of all orientations were found to be consistently low in satisfaction with pay scale (the samples being drawn from low wage industries). Implications of these results with respect to the evaluation of work environments are discussed. (Author)
Descriptors: Interests, Job Satisfaction, Motivation, Personnel Management, Statistical Analysis, Wages, Work Attitudes, Work Environment
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22151 (AD 764 626, MF $1.45, HC $2.75)
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Irvine. Graduate School of Administration.