Accession Number : AD0764138

Title :   Organizational Commitment, Job Satisfaction and Turnover Among Psychiatric Technicians.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV IRVINE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s) : Porter,Lyman W. ; Steers,Richard M. ; Boulian,Paul V.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : A study is reported of the variations in organizational commitment and job satisfaction, as related to subsequent turnover in a sample of recently-employed psychiatric technician trainees. A longitudinal study was made across a 10 1/2 month period, with attitude measures collected at four points in time. For this sample, job satisfaction measures appeared better able to differentiate future stayers from leavers in the earliest phase of the study. With the passage of time, organizational commitment measures proved to be a better predictor of turnover, and job satisfaction failed to predict turnover. The findings are discussed in the light of other related studies, and possible explanations are examined. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*TECHNICIANS, MOTIVATION), (*PSYCHIATRY, *TRAINING), (*LABOR UNIONS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), MANPOWER, TIME STUDIES, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, MEASUREMENT, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, ORGANIZATIONS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE