Accession Number : AD0724808

Title :   The Relation of Organizational Differences to Job Satisfaction for Managers.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Jury,Philip A. ; Weitzel,William ; Dawis,Rene V. ; Pinto,Patrick R.

Report Date : 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Job satisfaction has typically been viewed as a predominantly personal phenomenon and it has been studied this way. The present study investigates the influence of organizational variables on patterns of responses of 1099 managers in five companies to 28 satisfaction scales. Factor analysis was used to group the scale responses within each company and across all companies. Two factors proved to be the same for all companies. Two other factors showed some variation from company to company. Explanations for the observed patterns were sought in the differences in size, function, nature of the business, organizational 'geneology' and organizational climate. Climate and organizational 'geneology' seemed to provide some help in accounting for the observed differences. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JOB ANALYSIS, *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY), ORGANIZATIONS, FACTOR ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE