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Work Values, Attitude, and Job Satisfaction
Week 3 - 26/09/2008
ambitious, broad-minded, capable, cheerful, clean, honest, courageous,forgiving,helpful, imaginative,independent, intellectual, logical, loving, obedient, polite, responsible
The enduring ways a person has of feeling, thinking and behaving
The work itself Coworkers, supervisors and subordinates Physical working conditions Working hours, pay and job security
Intrinsic work values
Extrinsic work values
Attitudes to work
The collection of feelings, beliefs and predispositions to behave in one’s job or organisation
Coworkers Groups Culture
Nature of work itself
Stable over a long time
Determines choice of a job, career, happiness with a job, etc.
Current job or organization
Determines absenteeism, turnover, organizational citizenship behaviors.
Answer: Not very well!
Attitudes have a stronger affect on behavior if they are
pay & benefits; co-workers; supervisor; the work itself; career opportunity; job security; work conditions, etc
Job involvement: the degree to which a person identifies psychologically with his/her job and considers his/her perceived performance level important to self-worth.
Organizational commitment: A state in which an employee identifies with a particular organization and its goals, and wishes to maintain membership in the organization