Job Attitude Organization: An Exploratory Study1


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    The authors express great appreciation to Jeffrey Tanaka for his assistance with the data analysis and to the two anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments.


An exploratory study was conducted to examine the organization of three often used measures of job satisfaction. Employing a convenient sample of 144 workers, who also were enrolled in evening graduate school courses, relationships between these job satisfaction measures and affective (positive and negative) and cognitive attitudinal components were assessed. The job satisfaction measures were found to vary considerably in terms of their affective and cognitive content. These results were discussed in terms of their relevance to the study of job attitudes.