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Culture, Control Beliefs, and Job Satisfaction

Culture, Control Beliefs, and Job Satisfaction

Culture, control beliefs, and job satisfaction
C. HarryHui
CandiceYeeUniversity of Hong Kong

Job Satisfaction and Locus of Control

Job satisfaction has historically been regarded as the consequence of a number of situational factors (e.g., Hackman & Oldham, 1975). More recently, effects of certain dispositional characteristics have attracted researchers' attention (e.g., Gerhart, 1987; Staw, Bell, & Clausen, 1986; Staw & Ross, 1985). Levin and Stokes (1989) found that people with greater general negative affectivity were more likely to be dissatisfied with their job. Hui, Yee, and Eastman (1995) found that employees' collectivist orientation was positively correlated with coworker satisfaction as well as general satisfaction. Gable and Topol (1989) and Hollon (1983) reported that Machiavellianism was negatively related to job satisfaction among executives and managers. ...

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