Committee Chair

Weathington, Bart L.

Committee Member

Biderman, Michael D.; O'Leary, Brian J.

Department

Dept. of Psychology

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

Researchers have identified the extent to which an individual values work as a potentially key component in the relationship between on-the-job experiences and employee attitudes. In a replication and extension of Amos and Weathington (2008), this study examined the moderating effects of work value on the relationship between employee-organization value congruence and attitudinal outcomes (i.e., satisfaction, commitment, and turnover intent). It was hypothesized that value congruence would positively correlate to affective and cognitive job satisfaction, organizational satisfaction, and organizational commitment, yet negatively correlate to employee turnover intent. It was also hypothesized that these relationships would be moderated by the employee’s degree of work value. Regression analyses and correlations were used to analyze the data. Results support a relationship between value congruence and employee attitudes. Results also support work value as a moderator of several value congruence-attitude relationships, specifically, affective and cognitive satisfaction, turnover intentions, normative commitment, and continuance commitment.

Degree

M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.

Date

5-2012

Subject

Job satisfaction

Keyword

Employee attitudes; Value congruence; Work values

Discipline

Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

x, 67 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

Included in

Psychology Commons

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