A study of the relationship between job satisfaction, age, degree major, and formal educational levels of employees working in human resources

by Gonzalez, Steven, Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2008, 135 pages; 3316428


Job satisfaction of employees has been measured by human resources professionals for many years however this study measured the job satisfaction of human resources employees. This study examined the potential relationship that existed between formal education levels of human resource employees, age, degree major, and their job satisfaction. The use of a correlational research design determined the possible relationship that existed between the two variables. The theoretical framework that the researcher used for this study was Hertzberg Motivation-Hygiene Theory, which considers motivational factors and hygiene factors as they relate to satisfaction. The researcher obtained human resource employees as participants for this research from a single national organization with over 200 human resources employees. These employees completed a demographic survey and the Abridged Job Satisfaction Index assessment. The demographic survey obtained the formal education levels as well as age, degree major, gender, position title, tenure and length with the organization. This study utilized a multiple regression analysis to determine the positive or negative relationship between the two variables as well as the strength.

AdviserDavid Chapman
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Occupational psychology
Publication Number3316428

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