Job Satisfaction — Anticipation or Resignation?

Robert Spillane*

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One hundred and fifty middle managers completed a job satisfaction questionnaire which measured extrinsic and intrinsic job factors and Cattell's 16PF Test. Several significant correlations were found which did not support contentions that reported anxiety was related to job dissatisfaction. Indeed a positive though small relationship was found between anxiety and satisfaction with intrinsic job factors. Suggestions about the relevance of mid‐career tensions to these findings are discussed. This article may give pause to many of those who are quick to accept the results of surveys relating to job satisfaction. 1980 Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-46
Number of pages5
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1980


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