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|Title:||An Exploratory Study of the Influence of Personal and Environmental Variables on the Job Satisfaction of Mid-Level Public Leisure Service Managers|
|Author(s):||Phelan, Carl Michael|
|Doctoral Committee Chair(s):||McKinney, William R.|
|Department / Program:||Leisure Studies|
|Degree Granting Institution:||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Subject(s):||Business Administration, Management
Sociology, Industrial and Labor Relations
|Abstract:||Although job satisfaction is one of the most studied factors in organizations today, research in the public sector, especially leisure service, is lacking. The relationship between Holland's theory of person-environment congruence and the job satisfaction of mid-level public leisure service managers is described. Additional personal and environmental variables, specifically Hackman and Oldham's job characteristics theory, Newman's perceived work environment measure, and individual and agency characteristics, are applied to the prediction of job satisfaction.
Although significant with two facets of job satisfaction, the results of this study did not strongly support Holland's contention of the importance of the relationship between person-environment congruence and job satisfaction. Further analysis indicated that workers' perceptions of their work environment was more significant in predicting job satisfaction. A dimension of Newman's measure of perceived work environment was the most important variable in explaining specific facets, as well as global job satisfaction. Implications for the management of leisure service agency personnel are discussed.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992.
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2014-12-17|
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