Managerial satisfactions and organizational roles: An investigation of Porter's Need Deficiency Scales

Jeanne B. Herman*, Charles L. Hulin

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Abstract

Empirical research identifying a relationship between job satisfaction and level in the organizational hierarchy has utilized the Porter Need Satisfaction Questionnaire extensively. An attempt was made to replicate the previous findings and expand the domain of job satisfaction variables to determine the generality of the relationship. Ss were 174 supervisors in a large manufacturing firm. The hypothesis of different mean levels of satisfaction associated with different levels in the hierarchy was supported using the Job Descriptive Index (JDI), but was not supported using the Porter Need Deficiency Scales. The internal structure of the Porter Questionnaire and its convergence with the JDI were investigated to explore alternative explanations of the results. (18 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-124
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Psychology
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1973

Keywords

  • Porter Need Deficiency Scales, supervisors
  • job satisfaction relationship using Job Descriptive Index &
  • organizational level &

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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