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Author: Rashid, Nazih Turki
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1. Rashid, Nazih Turki
Powerlessness and Job Satisfaction
Ph.D. Dissertation, Utah State University, 1984
Cohort(s): Older Men
Publisher: UMI - University Microfilms, Bell and Howell Information and Learning
Keyword(s): Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Job Satisfaction; Locus of Control (see Rotter Scale); Rotter Scale (see Locus of Control); Socioeconomic Background; Socioeconomic Factors; Variables, Independent - Covariate

This study investigates the relationship of job satisfaction to: powerlessness and selected work conditions; and socioeconomic variables and background characteristics. The objectives of this study are: 1. to examine the relative effects of powerlessness versus other independent variables on job satisfaction; and 2. to investigate the possible interaction effects of powerlessness with job conditions, socioeconomic factors, and background variables of the individual. Multivariate regression analysis is used in the analysis of the data which come the responses of the 1976 NLS Older Men cohort. The findings concerning the effects of powerlessness on job satisfaction are statistically significant, even controlling for other independent variables. Those who feel less powerless are significantly more satisfied with their jobs than those who feel more powerless. Findings indicate that physical health limitation is significantly related to job satisfaction. Men with severe physical limitations are less satisfied with their job than those who are physically healthy. The relationship between length of time on the job and job satisfaction is insignificant. The effects of socioeconomic status indicate education and occupation are not statistically significant. The effects of income are statistically significant. The effects of class of the worker on job satisfaction are not significant. The relationships between categories of job industry and job satisfaction are not statistically significant. The effect of age on job satisfaction is significant and positive. The effect of race on job satisfaction is also significant. In the analysis of conditional effects, the findings did not support the general hypothesis that the effects of powerlessness vary significantly with sociodemographic variables and job condition. However, the hypothesis concerning the interaction effect of powerlessness by education is supported. Possible explanations for such results are discussed, and recomm endations for future studies are made.
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Rashid, Nazih Turki. "Powerlessness and Job Satisfaction." Ph.D. Dissertation, Utah State University, 1984.