Management development: its influence on job satisfaction and the moderating influence of proactivity

Ekpo, A.E. (2009) Management development: its influence on job satisfaction and the moderating influence of proactivity.

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Abstract:Over the years management development activities have been linked to job satisfaction. However, little is known about the factors in it that influence job satisfaction. Given that job satisfaction is a product of individual assessment, an individual’s personality trait is expected to influence the relationship. Drawing from the propositions of work adjustment theory, Bandura social learning theory, Herzberg’s two factor theories, Knowles adult learning theory and Rotter’s locus of control availability of role models and perceived control were assessed as factors in MD that influences job satisfaction. Proactive personality was expected to moderate the relationship. 137 employees from three organisations participated in the study. The two factors did not show significant positive influence on job satisfaction. Although there is indication that the respondents are satisfied with their job, the study findings did not out rightly support the theories. To ascertain the factors in MD that influences job satisfaction, a more comprehensive follow up study involving the use of both qualitative and quantitative approach is recommended.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:81 education, teaching
Programme:Educational Science and Technology MSc (60023)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/60596
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