Accession Number : ADA187876

Title :   An Empirical Analysis of Job Satisfaction Factors.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Thalmann, James H

PDF Url : ADA187876

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : Two empirical models were developed using stepwise multiple regression techniques to identify significant factors contributing to job satisfaction. A cursory literature review formed the basis for the hypothetical model I, which resulted in the explanation of 49.4 percent of variation in job satisfaction. All variables in the existing data set (formulated using the AFIT Survey of Work Attitudes) were then regressed against job satisfaction with a resulting R-square of .587. Difference in results were attributed to the lack of current comprehensive literature on job satisfaction and the lack of measurement in the survey instrument of items intuitively related to job satisfaction such as pay and promotion. Assumptions that relevant factors contributing to job satisfaction must have been identified in the past few decades were obviously left in question. Future research was suggested in the area of meta-analysis using job satisfaction as a criterion rather than in its traditional role as a predictor variable. Keywords: Organizational development, Job attitudes, Theses.

Descriptors :   *JOB SATISFACTION, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), DOCUMENTS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, INSTRUMENTATION, JOBS, ORGANIZATIONS, PREDICTIONS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, SURVEYS, THESES, VARIABLES, JOB ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE