This study examined the relationship among perceived job characteristics, job evaluation factors, and salary in twenty jobs from two job families. The Job Diagnostic Survey JDS and the Job Characteristics Inventory JCI were used to assess job characteristics. The results revealed high agreement across the 445 individuals who described their jobs, but substantial divergence between pairs of common dimensions across instruments in their relationship with job worth. While the major findings are consistent with previous research on the relationship between job characteristics and job worth, it is proposed that joblevel explanations for the motivating properties of jobs are conceptually limited The concept of jobrole differentiation Ilgen & Hollenbeck, 1991 was offered as a potentially useful explanatory mechanism for understanding the structure of work, particularly those concepts pertaining to motivation and satisfaction.
The International Journal of Organizational Analysis – Emerald Publishing
Published: Apr 1, 1998