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EFFECTS OF POSSESSING A SPECIFIED LEVEL OF FIELD DEPENDENCE ON JOB SATISFACTION AND PERFORMANCE

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1979
Summary:
The effects of possessing a specified level of field dependence on job satisfaction and job performance were examined in two occupational groups. The purposes of the study were (a) to investigate the possibility of an "ideal" level of field dependence for successful occupational performance, (b) to determine whether job satisfaction and/or performance was higher for workers whose field dependence matched a presumed "ideal", and (c) to pave the way for application of field dependence research findings in occupational areas such as job design, screening and placement, design of training programs and staff development. Analysis using the Kolomogorov-Smirnov Test showed no significant differences (p .05) in the satisfaction and performance levels between workers who possessed and workers who did not possess the "ideal." Therefore, the research hypothesis was not supported. Interpretation of findings was confounded by (a) possible inadequacy of the method of estimating the "ideal" level of field dependence for successful performance in an occupation, (b) low validity of The Group Embedded Figures Test, and (c) the questionable validity of a single job satisfaction question.
Title: THE EFFECTS OF POSSESSING A SPECIFIED LEVEL OF FIELD DEPENDENCE ON JOB SATISFACTION AND PERFORMANCE.
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Name(s): WALKER, DIANE NANCY
Florida Atlantic University, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1979
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 110 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The effects of possessing a specified level of field dependence on job satisfaction and job performance were examined in two occupational groups. The purposes of the study were (a) to investigate the possibility of an "ideal" level of field dependence for successful occupational performance, (b) to determine whether job satisfaction and/or performance was higher for workers whose field dependence matched a presumed "ideal", and (c) to pave the way for application of field dependence research findings in occupational areas such as job design, screening and placement, design of training programs and staff development. Analysis using the Kolomogorov-Smirnov Test showed no significant differences (p .05) in the satisfaction and performance levels between workers who possessed and workers who did not possess the "ideal." Therefore, the research hypothesis was not supported. Interpretation of findings was confounded by (a) possible inadequacy of the method of estimating the "ideal" level of field dependence for successful performance in an occupation, (b) low validity of The Group Embedded Figures Test, and (c) the questionable validity of a single job satisfaction question.
Identifier: 11730 (digitool), FADT11730 (IID), fau:8662 (fedora)
Note(s): Thesis (Educat.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1979.
Subject(s): Field dependence (Psychology)
Job satisfaction--Testing
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