Keywords

Job satisfaction, Promotions

Abstract

The degree of perceptual congruence of the importance of promotion cirteria to superiors and subordinates was investigated. The relationship of congruence to job satisfaction was also evaluated. Fifty-two student workers and their superiors participated in the study. Perception of promotion cirteria importance was measured through the rating of a list of promotion criteria using a seven point scale. An average discrepancy score of 7.925 was obtained between superiors' and subordinates' ratings indicating a significant degree of discrepancy, t(50) = 25.04, p< .001. Job satisfaction was measured using the Job Descriptive Index (JDI) and was correlated with the discrepency scores. Perceptual congruence of promotion criteria was found to be significantly related to subordinates' satisfaction with supervision on the job, r = -.276, p < .05, and satisfaction with present pay, r = -.299, p < .05.

Graduation Date

1986

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Abbott, David W.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Psychology

Degree Program

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Format

PDF

Pages

26 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0019496

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