A multivariate test of the job characteristics theory of work motivation

A multivariate test of the job characteristics theory of work motivation This paper reports the results of a multivariate test of the Job Characteristics Theory of Work Motivation using data from employees of a state agency in the United States. A canonical correlation analysis was done first to determine whether there was a statistically significant multivariate relationship among the variables. A hierarchical multiple regression analysis was then done to test main effects and interactions. The results of the study were mostly supportive of predictions from the theory. The interactions with Growth Need Strength were different in form for low and high GNS people. The implications of the results for both the theory and job redesign practice are discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Organizational Behavior Wiley

A multivariate test of the job characteristics theory of work motivation

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Wiley
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Copyright © 1991 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN
0894-3796
eISSN
1099-1379
DOI
10.1002/job.4030120507
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Abstract

This paper reports the results of a multivariate test of the Job Characteristics Theory of Work Motivation using data from employees of a state agency in the United States. A canonical correlation analysis was done first to determine whether there was a statistically significant multivariate relationship among the variables. A hierarchical multiple regression analysis was then done to test main effects and interactions. The results of the study were mostly supportive of predictions from the theory. The interactions with Growth Need Strength were different in form for low and high GNS people. The implications of the results for both the theory and job redesign practice are discussed.

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Journal of Organizational BehaviorWiley

Published: Sep 1, 1991

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