TITLE

JOB SATISFACTION AMONG GRADUATE STUDENTS: INTRINSIC VERSUS EXTRINSIC VARIABLES

AUTHOR(S)
Levine, Edward L.; Weitz, Joseph
PUB. DATE
August 1968
SOURCE
Journal of Applied Psychology;Aug68, Vol. 52 Issue 4, p263
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A survey of "job" satisfaction was conducted among graduate students in 2 universities. A major source of dissatisfaction at both universities was found to be student voice in influencing department policy. When the responses were factor analyzed, 1st- and 2nd-order factors did not indicate an intrinsic or extrinsic dimension, nor did the findings support a 2-factor theory of "job satisfaction." Furthermore, the alternative to the 2-factor theory, namely that intrinsic variables are more importantly related to measures of overall satisfaction, was similarly not supported. The conclusion is that both the 2-factor theory and its alternative are oversimplifications. Finally, the survey results of general interest are presented.
ACCESSION #
12361511

 

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