Accession Number : ADA132702

Title :   Perceived Role and Task Characteristic Influences on Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, and Turnover Decision-Making Among Navy Health Care Administrators.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Lee A ; Butler,Mark C

PDF Url : ADA132702

Report Date : 07 Dec 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The present study investigated the differential effects of personal, role, and perceived task characteristic measures on job satisfaction and organizational commitment. It was hypothesized that a combination of perceived task characteristic and role ambiguity measures would be more related to job satisfaction than to organizational commitment, a combination of personal characteristics, role orientation, and role conflict would be more strongly related to organizational commitment than to job satisfaction, and turnover decision-making would be directly related to job satisfaction and organizational commitment and only indirectly influenced by role stress, role orientation, and perceived task characteristics. Questionnaire data were obtained from 657 Health Care Administrators serving on active duty with the Navy Medical Service Corps. Correlation and regression techniques were used to test the hypotheses as stated. Results indicated that job scope was uniquely related to job satisfaction and not to organizational commitment. In addition, the role orientation variables were related to organizational commitment, and essentially unrelated to job satisfaction.

Descriptors :   *Naval personnel, *Medical personnel, *Job satisfaction, Roles(Behavior), Administrative personnel, Attitudes(Psychology), Personnel retention, Decision making, Variables, Surveys, Data reduction, Methodology

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE