A quantitative study of selected predictors of job tenure, job satisfaction, and satisfaction with job promotion opportunity

by Harris, Fern Yvette, D.B.A., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2015, 172 pages; 3743600


This post ex facto study using longitudinal secondary data investigated employee work outcomes for participants who attained college degrees during the 1992/93 academic year. The researcher utilized sample populations of 10,440 in 1994 and 2003, and 11,190 in 1997 to run linear, logistic, and multinomial logistic regressions with the aim to determine the relationships between college education and experience as predictors of job tenure, job satisfaction, and satisfaction with job promotion opportunity. The results, based on the Student’s T and probability statistics, reveal both significant positive and non-significant relationships between the predictor and outcome variables contingent on the level of education. Additionally, the R-squared statistic disclosed slight positive relationships between college education, experience, and the job outcome variables. The key findings of this study support the importance of higher education institutions integrating internships into its degree programs, ultimately increasing employability for college graduates.

AdviserCharlotte Neuhauser
Source TypeDissertation
Publication Number3743600

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