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Title: Job involvement, internal motivation, and employees integration into networks of work relationships / BEBR No. 542
Alternative Title: Job involvement, internal motivation, and employees' integration into networks of work relationships
Author(s): Moch, Michael K., 1944-
Contributor(s): University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Commerce and Business Administration.
Subject(s): Job satisfaction. Employee motivation. Job enrichment.
Issue Date: Jan 24 197
Publisher: [Urbana, Ill.]: College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Series/Report: Faculty working papers ; no. 542
Type: Text
Language: English
Description: Includes bibliographical references (p. [22-23])."In the study reported here, hypotheses regarding social determinants of internal motivation and job involvement are generated and tested against data gathered from 522 employees of an assembly and packaging plant. Specifically, it is hypothesized that integration into networks of work-based relationships will be positively associated with internal motivation and negatively associated with job involvement. It is also hypothesized that the strength of these relationships will vary with the employees' orientation toward growth and devleopment. Consistent with the hypotheses, it is found that integration is associated with internal motivation; however, isolates who are growth-oriented are more internally motivated than isolates who are not growth-oriented. There is no main effect of integration on job involvement; however, isolates who are not growth-oriented are more involved in their jobs than are isolates who are growth-oriented. It is concluded that internal motivation and job involvement can be alternative sources of meaning and identity, particularly for people who are isolated from work relationships and therefore are unlikely to be highly involved with the organization."
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/26960
Rights Information: In copyright. Digitized with permission of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Contact digicc@library.illinois.edu for information.Copyright Jan 24 1979 Board of Trustees University of Illinois.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2011-09-15
Has Version(s): http://hdl.handle.net/10111/UIUCOCA:jobinvolvementin542moch http://www.archive.org/details/jobinvolvementin542moch
Identifier in Online Catalog: 339834
OCLC Identifier: (OCoLC)ocm05341676
 

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