Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1992

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Paul M. Muchinsky

Abstract

This study addressed the question: To what extent is there convergence between job evaluation components which are associated with higher levels of pay and job design characteristics which are associated with higher levels of enrichment? Ten clerical jobs and ten professional/scientific jobs were the observational units for this investigation. Two professionally established job evaluation instruments and two widely accepted job characteristic inventories (JCI and JDS) were used to assess levels of job worth and job design, respectively. Average salary was obtained for the twenty jobs. Results indicated that there was moderate convergence between job evaluation and job design. The degree of convergence between job worth and job design was much higher for clerical jobs than for professional/scientific jobs. Furthermore, the degree of convergence between job design and job evaluation was higher with the JDS than the JCI. Also, job pay was shown to be highly related to job design, especially in the clerical job family. The only job characteristic that was strongly and consistently related to the job evaluation factors and job pay was variety. The varying results across job families provided evidence that these two constructs are not redundant. The implications of these and other findings and suggestions for future research are discussed.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-9389

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Marc C. Marchese

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI9223945

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

163 pages

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