San Diego State University
Department of Psychology
Conte, J. M., Dean, M. A., Ringenbach,
K. L., Moran, S. K., & Landy, F. L. (2005). The relationship between
work attitudes and job analysis ratings: Do task rating scale type and task
discretion matter? Human Performance,
The present study examined the association of work attitudes (job satisfaction,
organizational commitment, and job involvement) with job analysis ratings.
The relationship between work attitudes and job analysis ratings was examined
relative to rating scale type (frequency and importance) and task discretion
(low versus high discretion tasks). Hypotheses linking work attitudes
and job analysis ratings were developed and tested on a sample of 365 travel
agents. The results indicated that the work attitudes were significantly
associated with job analysis ratings of task frequency and importance.
All three work attitudes had significantly higher correlations with frequency
ratings of tasks that allowed high levels of discretion than those with prescribed
behaviors (low discretion tasks). Applied implications and future directions
for research linking work attitudes and job analysis ratings are discussed.
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