Position choice: Comparing the importance of organizational and job factors

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Abstract

Examined the relative importance of 3 job factors and 3 organizational factors in individual position choice decisions and used a new methodology for determining such relative importance weights. The study also examined 2 individual differences–growth need strength and amount of previous work experience–as potentially influencing the relative importance of job and organizational variables. Data were collected from 62 American and Canadian graduate management students. Results suggest that pay and fringe benefits were the most important factors in the position choice situation, followed by use of skills and abilities, responsibility and leadership, and autonomy and independence, with flexibility of working hours and types of services the organization provides the 2 least important factors. Growth need strength and amount of previous work experience were related to relative importance of job and organizational variables. The advantages and disadvantages of the new methodology are assessed. (20 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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