Job Satisfaction and Organizational Culture
The Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2011
25 Pages Posted: 8 Oct 2013
Date Written: October 7, 2013
This study looked at job satisfaction and organizational culture using a very large diverse sample. Three propositions state that individual job satisfaction is positively correlated with a "constructive" organizational culture and negatively correlated with both a "passive/defensive" culture and an "aggressive/defensive culture." From these three propositions, 12 hypotheses are developed based on the 12 OCI subcultural scales. The subcultural scales are tested by multi-level regression analysis, using 3500 archival surveys. Previous work is extended by examining the degree to which an employee fits in with the organization. The study finds strong support for a positive correlation between the perception of the four constructive subcultures and job satisfaction and general support for a negative correlation that the four passive-defensive subcultures have with job satisfaction. The findings regarding the correlation between the perception of an aggressive-defensive subculture and job satisfaction were largely inconclusive. The mixed results for the defensive subcultures appear to be due, in part, to the dominance of constructive cultures in the random sample.
Keywords: Job, Satisfaction, Organizational, Culture
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