The role of the seven dimensions of job satisfaction in salesperson's attitudes and behaviors

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James S. Boles, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: To date, the majority of studies on job satisfaction use either a global measure or the JDI measure. To extend current research, this study uses the seven dimensions of job satisfaction as described by Churchill et al. [Churchill, G.A., Ford, N.M., Walker, O.C. Measuring the job satisfaction of industrial salesmen. J Mark Res 1974; 11 (3): 254-260.] to explore the relationship between job satisfaction, emotional exhaustion, organizational commitment and propensity to leave. Findings suggest that: 1) emotional exhaustion only relates to certain dimensions of job satisfaction and 2) job satisfaction dimensions related to organizational commitment and propensity to leave are not necessarily the same. Overall, this research provides an argument for the use of the seven dimension job satisfaction scale, as opposed to global measures or the JDI measure.

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Journal of Business Research, Volume 62 (Number 11, November 2009) pp. 1146-1151
Language: English
Date: 2009
job satisfaction, emotional exhaustion, commitment, turnover

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