Staffing sufficiency and job enrichment: Support for an optimal level theory
Article first published online: 17 SEP 2007
Copyright © 1981 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Volume 2, Issue 3, pages 177–187, July 1981
How to Cite
Vecchio, R. P. and Sussmann, M. (1981), Staffing sufficiency and job enrichment: Support for an optimal level theory. J. Organiz. Behav., 2: 177–187. doi: 10.1002/job.4030020303
- Issue published online: 17 SEP 2007
- Article first published online: 17 SEP 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 29 JAN 1981
- Manuscript Received: 20 OCT 1980
In a study of the relations of staffing sufficiency to a variety of job enrichment constructs, eighty-three supervisors provided data on job-related attitudes and the extent of workgroup staffing sufficiency. Trend analysis provided support for a proposed curvilinear relation between staffing sufficiency and certain job enrichment constructs. In addition, moderate support was also obtained for Greenberg's (1979) proposal that moderate understaffing is optimally related to reactions to one's job. The potential of this research area for the understanding of enrichment processes is proposed.