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Predicerar Work Locus of Control och anställningslängd arbetstillfredsställelse?
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Arbetstillfredsställelse är ett viktigt begrepp då människor tillbringar stor del av sitt liv på arbetsplatsen. Det är ett svårdefinierat och komplext begrepp, men kan ses som en individs syn på och värdering av sitt arbete och sin arbetsplats. Locke (1976) ser det som tillstånd och upplevelser och Kaufmann och Kaufmann (2005) som ett samspel mellan bland annat den anställdes tankar, förväntningar och själva arbetet. Det finns aspekter som kan kopplas till hur tillfreds en medarbetare är med sitt arbete och sin arbetsplats. I följande studie belyses förhållandet mellan Work Locus of Control och arbetstillfredsställelse samt anställningslängd och arbetstillfredsställelse. Work Locus of Control innebär att individer med intern WLoC anser sig kontrollera händelser och situationer i arbetslivet. De med extern WLoC lägger ansvaret för händelser i yttre omständigheter (Spector, 1982). I undersökningen framkom att WLoC tillsammans med anställningslängd signifikant predicerar graden av arbetstillfredsställelse (R2= ,430 , p< ,0005). När variablerna undersöktes separat predicerade Work Locus of Control signifikant graden av arbetstillfredsställelse (R2= ,418 , p< ,0005), men anställningslängd gjorde det inte (p= ,282). Förklaringar till resultaten diskuterades.

Abstract [en]

Job satisfaction is an important concept nowadays considering people spend so much time at work. It is hard to define and it is very complex but can be seen as individuals view on values at work. Locke (1976) describes it as conditions and experiences while Kaufmann and Kaufmann (2005) describe it as an interaction between feelings and expectations among the employees. There are aspects that can link to how pleased an employee is with his work and workplace. In the following study, the relation is elucidated between Work Locus of Control and job satisfaction and between length of service and job satisfaction. Work Locus of Control means that individuals with internal WLoC consider themselves as individuals who need to control events and different situations that happen at their jobs. The ones with external WLoC put the responsibilities for different situations in extraneous circumstances (Spector, 1982). In the survey it was revealed that WLoC along with length of service significantly predicts the degree of job satisfaction (R2= ,430 , p< ,0005). The variables were examined separately and showed that WLoC significantly predict the degree of job satisfaction (R2= ,418 , p< ,0005), although length of service did not (p= ,282). Explanations to the results were discussed.

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2010. , 19 p.
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-10344OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-10344DiVA: diva2:392238
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2011-03-22 Created: 2011-01-26 Last updated: 2011-03-22Bibliographically approved

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