Affective-cognitive consistency of attitude as a moderator of the job satisfaction-performance relationship.

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dc.contributor.author Visser, D.
dc.contributor.author Coetzee, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-22T09:21:48Z
dc.date.available 2008-10-22T09:21:48Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation 31(3), 62-69. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/1301
dc.description.abstract Past research has often shown that job satisfaction and job performance are uncorrelated. The current study was an attempt to clarify the relationship by examining the role of affective-cognitive consistency (ACC) to test whether attitudinal consistency affects the strength of the relationship. A secondary objective was to assess whether modified versions of the Overall Job Satisfaction Scale (OJS) and the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ), administered to 166 full-time employees from a variety of companies, may be regarded as affective and cognitive measures of job satisfaction respectively. This view was supported by means of exploratory and confirmatory factor analytic results. Overall job satisfaction was measured by a composite of the modified OJS and MSQ, and job performance was rated on a 10-point scale by the employees’ supervisors. Respondents’ scores on the modified OJS and MSQ were then used to form groups that were high or low in ACC. For employees who displayed high ACC regarding their job satisfaction attitudes, medium to large positive correlations between the job satisfaction measures and performance were obtained. In contrast, non-significant correlations were recorded for the low ACC groups. The hypothesis that ACC is a significant moderator of the relationship between job satisfaction and job performance was therefore supported. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher SA Journal of Industrial Psychology en
dc.rights Complies with the rights as specified by the publisher: http://www.sajip.co.za/ & Copyright University of Johannesburg en
dc.subject Job performance en
dc.subject Job satisfaction en
dc.subject Affective-cognitive consistency en
dc.subject Overall Job Satisfaction Scale en
dc.title Affective-cognitive consistency of attitude as a moderator of the job satisfaction-performance relationship. en
dc.type Article en

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