The purpose of this project, in broad terms, was to study job satisfaction and its relationship with other psychological constructs in college students. We compared scores on the Job Descriptive Index, a commonly used measure of job satisfaction, to scores on a need for cognition scale and answers to questions about job complexity, opportunity for advancement, the relationship between their jobs and their work, and whether or not they were learning any special skills from their jobs for employed college students (N = 77). We expected that need for cognition will be negatively related to job satisfaction, but that the relationship will be moderated by job complexity. These results were not found to be significant; however, a reliable scale was created for measuring the level of cognitive effort required by various jobs.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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University of Northern Iowa
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Meinders, Benjamin M. and Harton, Helen
"A Study of Job Satisfaction in the College Student Population,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 5:
1, Article 18.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol5/iss1/18