Job Satisfaction and Organizational Culture

The Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2011

25 Pages Posted: 8 Oct 2013

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Lloyd Stebbins

Warner University

Eric Dent

Florida Gulf Coast University

Date Written: October 7, 2013

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Stebbins, Lloyd and Dent, Eric, Job Satisfaction and Organizational Culture (October 7, 2013). The Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2336838 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2336838

Lloyd Stebbins

Warner University ( email )

13895 Hwy 27
Lake Wales, FL 33859
United States

Eric Dent (Contact Author)

Florida Gulf Coast University ( email )

10485 FGCU Blvd S
Ft. Myers, FL 33965-6565
United States

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