Weitere Artikel dieser Ausgabe durch Wischen aufrufen
This study investigates the impact of job satisfaction and personal values on the work orientation of accounting practitioners in China. Satisfaction with work varies across individuals and how individuals view work (i.e., work orientation) may depend not only on satisfaction with various facets of their work but also on their beliefs and values. We used the questionnaire from Wrzesniewski et al. (J Res Pers 31, 21–33, 1997) to measure work orientation. Job satisfaction was measured by the Job Descriptive Index (JDI) developed by Smith et al. (The Measurement of Satisfaction in Work and Retirement. Rand McNally, Skokie, IL, 1969) and personal values were measured by the Schwartz Value Questionnaire Survey (Schwartz, Adv Exp Social Psychol 25, 1–65, 1992). Our sample consisted of 370 accounting practitioners from six major cities in China; 268 were females and 102 were males. We found that 41.9 % of the respondents viewed their work as a career, 37.6 % as a calling and 20.5 % as a job and that job satisfaction to be the highest among the “calling” group and lowest among the “job” group. There were no significant gender differences in the work orientation of the respondents. Our study showed that the value types achievement and hedonism and satisfaction with promotion were significant predictors of the career orientation, while the value type benevolence and satisfaction with the present job were predictors of the calling orientation. Dissatisfaction with work was the major predictor of the job orientation. Furthermore, length of employment was positively associated with both the calling and job orientation, but negatively associated with the career orientation.
Bitte loggen Sie sich ein, um Zugang zu diesem Inhalt zu erhalten
Sie möchten Zugang zu diesem Inhalt erhalten? Dann informieren Sie sich jetzt über unsere Produkte:
Alderfer, C. P. (1972). Existence, relatedness and growth: Human needs in organizational settings. New York: Free Press.
Bellah, R. N., Madsen, R., Sullivan, W. M., Swidler, A., & Tipton, S. M. (1985). Habits of the heart. New York: Harper & Row.
Borg, I. (1990). Multiple facetisations of work values. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 39, 401–412. CrossRef
Brief, A. P., & Weiss, H. M. (2002). Affect in the workplace. Annual Review of Psychology, 53, 279–307. CrossRef
Brierley, J. A. (1999). A meta-analytic review of the determinants of accountants’ organizational turnover intentions. Accounting and Business Review, 6(1), 59–83.
Campbell, A., Converse, P., & Rodgers, W. L. (1976). The quality of American life. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
Cao, J., & Nie, L. (2002). Research of the composition of the accountants in China. Friend of Accounting, 1, 16–17.
Chen, X. C., & Francesco, A. M. (2000). Employee demography, organizational commitment, and turnover intentions in China: Do cultural differences matter? Human Relations, 53(6), 869–887. CrossRef
Chen, J., & Silverthorne, C. (2008). The impact of locus of control on job stress, job performance and job satisfaction in Taiwan. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 29(7), 572–582. CrossRef
Crites, J. O. (1961). Factor analytical definitions of vocational motivation. Journal of Applied Psychology, 43, 330–337. CrossRef
Eliason, B. C., & Schubot, D. B. (1995). Personal values of exemplary physicians: Implications for professional satisfaction in family medicine. The Journal of Family Practice, 41, 251–256.
Feather, N. (1988). From values to actions: Recent application of the expectancy-value model. Journal of Psychology, 40, 105–124.
Finegan, J. (1994). The impact of personal values on judgments of ethical behavior in the workplace. Journal of Business Ethics, 13(9), 747–755. CrossRef
Fritzsche, D. J., & Oz, E. (2007). ‘Personal Values’ influence on the ethical dimension of decision making. Journal of Business Ethics, 75(4), 335–343. CrossRef
Gandal, N., Roccas, S., Sagiv, L., & Wrzesniewski, A. (2005). Personal Value Priorities of Economists. Human Relations, 58, 1227–1252. CrossRef
George, J. M., & Jones, G. R. (2008). Understanding and managing behavior (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Ghazzawi, I. (2008). Job satisfaction antecedents and consequences: A new conceptual framework and research agenda. The Business Review, Cambridge, 11(2), 1–10.
Greenberg, J., & Baron, R. A. (2008). Behavior in organizations (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice-Hall.
Jones, T. (1991). Ethical decision making by individuals in organizations: An issue-contingent model. Academy of Management Review, 79, 97–116.
Judge, T. A., Heller, D., & Mount, M. K. (2002). Five-factor model of personality and job satisfaction: A meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87, 530–541. CrossRef
Judge, T. A., & Larsen, R. J. (2001). Dispositional affect and job satisfaction: A review and theoretical extension. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 86(1), 67–98. CrossRef
Judge, T. A., Locke, E. A., Durham, C. C., & Kluger, A. N. (1998). Dispositional effects on job and life satisfaction: The role of core evaluations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 83(1), 17–34. CrossRef
Judge, T. A., Thoresen, C. J., Bono, J. E., & Patton, G. K. (2001). The job satisfaction-job performance relationship: A qualitative and quantitative review. Psychological Bulletin, 27, 376–407. CrossRef
Judge, T. A., & Watanabe, S. (1993). Another look at the job satisfaction-life satisfaction relationship. Journal of Applied Psychology, 78(6), 939–948. CrossRef
Kovach, K. A. (1995). Employee motivation: Addressing a crucial factor in your organization’s performance. Employment Relations Today, 22, 93–107. CrossRef
Kreitner, R., & Kinicki, A. (2007). Organizational behavior (7th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill Irwin.
Lan, G., Ma, Z., Cao, J., & Zhang, H. (2009). A comparison of personal values of Chinese accounting practitioners and students. Journal of Business Ethics, 88, 59–76. CrossRef
Locke, E. A. (1976). The nature and causes of job satisfaction. In M. D. Dunnette (Ed.), Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (pp. 1297–1349). Chicago: Rand McNally.
Lu, J., Shi, K., & Yang, J. (2001). Methodology and evaluation structure of job satisfaction. Chinese Human Resource Development, 1, 15–16.
Lui, S. S., Ngo, H., & Tsang, A. W. (2001). Inter-role conflict as a predictor of job satisfaction and propensity to leave: A study of professional accountants. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 16(5/6), 469–484. CrossRef
Ma, S., & Trigo, V. (2008). Winning the war for managerial talent in China: An empirical study. The Chinese Economy, 41(3), 34–57. CrossRef
Maslow, A. H. (1943). A theory of human motivation. Psychological Review, 50(4), 370–396. CrossRef
Mortaz, C. J. (1985). The relative importance of intrinsic and extrinsic rewards as determinants of work satisfaction. Sociology Quarterly, 26, 365–385. CrossRef
Newburry, W., Belkin, L. Y., & Ansari, P. (2007). Perceived career opportunities from globalization: Globalization capabilities and attitudes toward women in Iran and the US. Journal of International Business Studies, 39, 814–832. CrossRef
Page, N. R., & Wiseman, R. L. (1993). Supervisory behavior and worker satisfaction in the United States, Mexico and Spain. Journal of Business Communication, 30(2), 161–180. CrossRef
Podsakoff, P. M., McKenzie, S. B., Podsakoff, N. P., & Lee, J. (2003). Common method biases in applied behavioral research: A critical review of the literature and recommended remedies. Journal of Psychology, 88(5), 879–903.
Pryor, R. G. L. (1987). Differences among differences—In research on general work preference dimensions. Journal of Applied Psychology, 72, 426–433. CrossRef
Randolph, D. S. (2005). Predicting the effect of extrinsic and intrinsic job satisfaction factors on recruitment and retention of rehabilitation professionals. Journal of Healthcare Management, 50(1), 49–60.
Renqing, J. (2005). To fulfill accounting law earnestly, to promote accounting job, to reform and develop. Accounting Research (Chinese), 5, 2–5.
Robbins, S. P., & Judge, T. A. (2007). Organizational Behavior (12th ed.). Upper Saddle River: New Jersey, Pearson Prentice Hall.
Rokeach, M. (1968). Beliefs, Attitudes, and Values: A Theory of Organization and Change. San Francisco: Josey-Bass.
Rokeach, M. (1973). The Nature of Human Values. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Rokeach, M. (1979). Understanding Human Values: Individual and Societal. New York: FreePress.
Ros, M., Schwartz, S. H., & Surkiss, S. (1999). Basic individual values, work values, and the meaning of work. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 48(1), 49–71. CrossRef
Rue, L. W., & Byars, L. L. (2005). Management: Skills and Application (11th ed.). NewYork: New York. The McGraw Hill Companies.
Saari, L. M., & Judge, T. A. (2004). Employee attitudes and job satisfaction. Human Resource Management, 43(4), 395–407. CrossRef
Schneider, B., & Snyder, R. (1975). Some relationships between job satisfaction and organizational climate. Journal of Applied Psychology, 60(3), 318–328. CrossRef
Schwartz, S. H. (1992). Universals in the content and structure of values: Theoretical advances and empirical tests in twenty countries. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 25, 1–65. CrossRef
Schwartz, S. H. (1994). Are there universal aspects in the structure and contents of human values? Journal of Social Issues, 50(4), 19–45. CrossRef
Schwartz, S. H. (2006). Basic human values: Theory measurement, and application. Revue Française de Sociologie, 47(3), 249–288.
Schwartz, S. H., & Bardi, A. (2001). Value hierarchies across cultures: Taking a similarities perspective. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 32, 268–290. CrossRef
Schwartz, S. H., & Boehnke, K. (2004). Evaluating the structure of human values with confirmatory factor analysis. Journal of Research in Personality, 38, 230–255. CrossRef
Schwartz, S. H., & Rubel, T. (2005). Sex differences in value priorities: Cross-cultural and multimethod studies. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89(6), 1010–1028. CrossRef
Schwartz, S. H., & Sagiv, L. (1995). Identifying culture-specifics in the content and structure of values. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 26, 92–116. CrossRef
Smith, P. C., & Stanton, J. M. (1998). Perspectives on the measurement of job attitudes: The long view. Human Resource Management Review, 8, 367–386.
Smith, P. C., Kendall, L. M., & Hulin, C. L. (1969). The Measurement of Satisfaction in Work and Retirement. Skokie, IL: Rand McNally.
Spokane, A. R. (1985). A review of research on person-environment congruence in Holland’s theory of careers. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 26, 306–343. CrossRef
Stanton, J. M., & Crossley, C. D., (Eds.). (2000). Electronic resources for the JDI and JIG. JDI Research Office, Bowling Green State University.
Staw, B. M., Bell, N. E., & Clausen, J. A. (1986). The dispositional approach to job attitudes. Administrative Science Quarterly, 31, 56–77. CrossRef
Staw, B. M., & Cohen-Charash, Y. (2005). The dispositional approach to job satisfaction: More than a mirage, but not yet an oasis. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 26(1), 57–78. CrossRef
Struch, N., Schwartz, S. H., & Van der Kloot, W. A. (2002). Meanings of basic values for women and men: A cross-cultural analysis. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 16–28. CrossRef
Tanriverdi, H. (2008). Workers. Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment: Mediator Variable Relationships of Organizational Commitment Factors’, Journal of American Academy of Business, 14(1), 152–163.
The Conference Board. (Anonymous author). (2007). Job satisfaction declines, especially among newest workforce entrants. HR Focus. New York, April, 84(4):8.
Wang, M., & Russell, S. S. (2005). Measurement equivalence of the job descriptive index across Chinese and American workers: Results from confirmatory factor analysis and item response theory. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 65(4), 709–732. CrossRef
Wasti, S. A. (2002). Affective and continuance commitment to the organization: Test of an integrated model in the Turkish context. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 25(5), 535–550.
Weiss, H. M., & Cropanzano, R. (1996). Affective events theory: A theoretical discussion of the structure, causes, and consequences of affective experience at work. In L. L. Cummings & B. M. Staw (Eds.), Research in Organizational Behavior, 18, 1–74
Weiss, D. J., Dawis, R. V., England, G. W., & Lofquist, L. H. (1967). Manual for the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire. Minneapolis, Mn.: Industrial Relations Center, University of Minnesota.
Wrzesniewski, A., & Dutton, J. (2001). Crafting a Job: Revisioning Employees as Active Crafters of Their Work. Academy of Management Review, 26, 179–201.
Wrzesniewski, A., McCauley, C., Rozin, P., & Schwartz, B. (1997). ‘Jobs. Careers, and Callings: People’s Relations to Their Work’, Journal of Research in Personality, 31, 21–33.
Yamamura, J. H., Stedman, Y. E., & Satoh, M. (2004). Accountants in Japan: Culture, Organizational Factors and Job Satisfaction. International Journal of Auditing and Performance Evaluation, 1(1), 85–102. CrossRef
Zhang, M., & Li, S. Z. (2001). Empirical Study on Employee’s Job Satisfaction Determinants. Statistical Research, 8, 33–37.
Zhu, M., Wu, X., & Feng, L. (2001). Empirical study of employee’s enthusiasm in enterprises of different ownership structure. Finance and Economics, 4(July/August) (Chinese).
- Impact of Job Satisfaction and Personal Values on the Work Orientation of Chinese Accounting Practitioners
- Springer Netherlands
Neuer Inhalt/© Stellmach, Neuer Inhalt/© Maturus, Pluta Logo/© Pluta