Accession Number : ADA134956

Title :   The Effects of Job Design Characteristics, Stress, and Need for Achievement on Three Employee Outcome Variables.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Deacy,M K ; Marsh,H E

PDF Url : ADA134956

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : This research examined the relationship between job characteristics, stress, and need for achievement (n Ach) with each of three employee outcome variables: perceived job performance, job satisfaction, and job involvement. In addition, the unique contribution of each of the independent variables in predicting the three outcome variables was determined through linear regression analysis. Moderated regression was performed to determine the moderating effect of n Ach on each job characteristics/employee outcome relationship. data were obtained from 691 employees at a large DOD installation. Results indicated that the full model, including job characteristics, stress, and n Ach significantly (p .001) predicted perceived performance, satisfaction, and involvement. In every case, for each outcome variable, a unique set of significant predictor variables was identified. No evidence was found to support the notion that n Ach moderates job characteristics/employee outcome relationships. Results are discussed with regard to the future of job design research and the value of considering moderator variables in this context. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Jobs, Perception(Psychology), Job satisfaction, Variables, Predictions, Performance(Human), Models, Linear regression analysis, Theses

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE