A study of the effectiveness of benefits on the job satisfaction of women in manufacturing

by Kern, Stephanie C., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2013, 122 pages; 3557610


Several studies have been conducted regarding employee job satisfaction, but there are few studies specific to women and even less that address women in manufacturing. Due to this, a gap exists in providing employers with timely data supporting employee benefits and their effectiveness on job satisfaction of female line employees in manufacturing. This study utilized the job satisfaction survey (JSS) copyrighted by Paul Spector in 1994. The JSS consists of 36 questions encompassing nine aspects of employment that affect job satisfaction. The subcategory of fringe benefits along with overall job satisfaction was highlighted for this study. The study tested the employee benefits theoretical model by examining the survey results to ascertain if a correlation existed between the moderating variables (age, job level, marital status, and family status) and the dependent variables (employee benefits and job satisfaction). The JSS was administered online to female employees of a baked goods manufacturer located in northern U.S. Analysis of the data resulted in finding no relationships between the combinations of the two dependent variables (benefits and job satisfaction) and the six moderating variables (age, marital status, tenure, job level, shift/s, and family status). Based on the final analysis of the data, the researcher determined that women in manufacturing value elements of their job, other than benefits, in order to gain job satisfaction.

AdviserJohn Herr
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsWomen's studies; Management
Publication Number3557610

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