Job satisfaction among survivors of downsizing: A comparison

by Lewis, Rosaland D., D.B.A., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2013, 112 pages; 3557612


The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a statistically significant difference in job satisfaction among survivors who experienced downsizing one time or multiple times, and explore if age and gender were contributing factors. The research study used a validated quantitative short-form Minnesota Job Satisfaction Questionnaire, to explore surviving employees' job satisfaction perception after experiencing downsizing with their current employer. The data collected on line and targeted managers, supervisors, analyst, cashiers and factory workers. The total number of participants' response rate was 327; however, 171 had experienced downsizing at least one time and completed the survey, resulting in a 53% completion rate. The data analysis of the study used descriptive analysis, t test, and one-way analysis of variance. The results of the study indicated that there were no differences in job satisfaction among survivors after experience downsizing one time or multiple times. There were no influential factors such as age or gender contributing to the data results.

AdviserMelissa Hartman
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Occupational psychology; Organizational behavior
Publication Number3557612

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