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Title:Job Satisfaction of Chinese College Graduates Working in the United States
Author(s):Hong, Jon-Chao
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Psychology, Industrial
Abstract:The purpose of this research was to study job satisfaction among Chinese collge graduates (CCG) working in the United States. Structural models were developed and examined with analytic procedures to explore the effects of the following variables on CCG's job satisfaction: (1) the individual characteristics of Chinese college graduates (education, occupation, sex, tenure, age, and work experience in Taiwan); (2) job-controlling involvement (JCI), compensation (COM), and organizational management (OM); and (3) the meaningfulness of this study in regard to job satisfaction to the Chinese brain drain.
The population for this study was 410 Chinese college graduates, members of the Associations of the Taiwan University Alumni of Chicago and/or the Taiwan Benevolent Association of Chicago. Two hundred questionnaires were mailed, and 67% were completed and returned. The questionnaires included the short-form MSQ and personnel background index. Data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).
In an attempt to offer some general ideas to clarify the concepts of job satisfaction of CCG and in furthering the understanding of the reasons why CCG stay and work abroad, a model was designed to find the most and the least satisfying aspects of JCI, COM, and OM.
The reslts of this study indicated that no significant difference in degree of job satisfaction existed for the individual characteristics of education, sex, and work experience in Taiwan, whereas, significant difference in degree of job satisfaction existed for occupational area, tenure, and age. In general, the results of this study suggested that JCI was the most satisfying aspect for Chinese college graduates, whereas, OM was the least satisfying aspect.
Issue Date:1984
Description:168 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8409779
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-15
Date Deposited:1984

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