Category: Job Satisfaction

Survey Nonresponse and Job Satisfaction

Many companies understand how important it is to survey employee satisfaction on the job. But does it matter how many employees actually respond to the survey? And, for those who don’t respond, how do we measure satisfaction? In this study, the authors caution companies to consider more than mere surface-level results of an employee satisfaction survey.

Assessing idiosyncratic deals (IO Psychology)

In this four-study article, the authors outline the development of a 16-item measure of i-deals negotiated by job incumbents. The authors then developed a reliable scale across four studies that replicated successfully in three samples. Results indicate that employees negotiate i-deals across four content domains.

Talkin’ ‘bout my generation: Does it affect work-related attitudes?

Topic: Job Attitudes, Organizational Commitment, Job Satisfaction, Turnover Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (in press) Article: Generational differences in work-related attitudes: A Meta-analysis Authors: D. P. Costanza, J. M. Badger, R. L. Fraswer, J. B. Severt, & P. A. Gade Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Do generational differences predict work-related

EMPOWERMENT Is Everything! What Does It Take?

Topic: Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, Performance Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (SEP/OCT, 2011) Article: Antecedents and Consequences of Psychological and Team Empowerment in Organizations: A Meta-Analytic Review Authors: Scott E. Seibert, Gang Wang, and Stephen H. Courtright Reviewed By: Mary Alice Crowe-Taylor, Ph.D. Are you a manager or an HR

If you’re trying to cut costs, don’t cut the engagement survey

Topic: Engagement, Job satisfaction, Surveys
Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (JUN 2011)
Article: Measuring employee engagement during a financial downturn: Business imperative or nuisance?
Authors: Van Rooy, D. L., Whitman, D. S., Hart, D., & Caleo, S.
Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin

Do HRM Practices Lead to Satisfaction? Depends on Employee Entitlement

Topic: Fairness, Strategic HR, Job Satisfaction
Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (MAR 2011)
Article: Trait Entitlement and Perceived Favorability of Human Resource Management Practices in the Prediction of Job Satisfaction
Authors: Z. S. Byrne, B. K. Miller, V. E. Pitts
Reviewed By: Lauren A. Wood

Does Being Proactive in Your Job Positively Relate to Your Performance, Satisfaction, and Commitment? Yes, Yes, and Yes!

Topic: Job Performance, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, Job Attitudes
Publication: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (JUNE 2010)
Article: Employee proactivity in organizations: A comparative meta-analysis of emergent proactive constructs
Authors: Jeffrey P. Thomas, Daniel S. Whitman, and Chockalingam Viswesvaran
Reviewed by: Mary Alice Crowe-Taylor

Increasing part-time employees to reduce costs?

Topic: Part-time, Work Schedules, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment
Publication: Journal of Vocational Behavior (JAN 2011)
Article: Effects of scheduling perceptions on attitudes and mobility in different part-time employee types
Authors: J.L.S. Wittmer, J.E. Martin
Reviewed By: Rebecca Eckart