Accession Number : AD0764626

Title :   Central Life Interests and Job Satisfaction.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV IRVINE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s) : Dublin,Robert ; Champoux,Joseph E. ; Stampfl,John T.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Data on central life interests and five aspects of job satisfaction were obtained in a sample of blue-collar 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. Workers 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 (the samples being drawn from low wage industries). Implications of these results with respect to the evaluation of work environments are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), JOB ANALYSIS), ORGANIZATIONS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, SALARIES, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE