The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between depicted job quality and title on imagined job satisfaction. The study included data from 28 human participants. Participants were grouped into one of four testing conditions. Testing conditions exposed the participant to a positive or negative job title combined with a positive or negative job description. Participants then recorded responses to the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire, short form, with regards to their imagined job satisfaction if they occupied that role. The results were analyzed in terms of title or description effects on job satisfaction. Ultimately, both title and description had a significant main effect on survey scores, but there was no interaction between the two variables.
MacDuff, Trenton James
"The Effects of Depicted Job Quality and Job Title on Imagined Job Satisfaction,"
The Huron University College Journal of Learning and Motivation: Vol. 53
, Article 9.
Available at: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/hucjlm/vol53/iss1/9