Accession Number : ADA112167

Title :   Job Context Satisfaction and Job Design: A Conceptual Perspective.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Personal Author(s) : Dunham,Randall B ; Pierce,Jon L ; Newstrom,John W

PDF Url : ADA112167

Report Date : 05 Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : Recent empirical inquiry focusing on the moderating effect of job context satisfaction on the job content yields worker response relationship has produced seemingly contradictory findings. Three types of explanations are explored: chance occurrence, sample distribution artifacts, and a series of alternative conceptual explanations. The first reconceptualization suggests that context satisfaction level influences higher level needs. A second reconceptualization involves absorption/distraction as the process which explains the role of context satisfaction. Six possible determinants of absorption/distraction level are discussed. Testable hypotheses for each idea developed are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Job analysis, *Job satisfaction, Employee relations, Parameters, Identification, Interactions

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE