Favorable Job Conditions and Perceived Support: The Role of Organizations and Supervisors1

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    This research was supported by grants from the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (2.4528.99) and the Special Fund for Research of the Catholic University of Louvain to Christian Vandenberghe.

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Florence Stinglhamber, Hautes ktudcs Commerciales (HEC)-Liege, Rue Louvrex 14, 4000 Liege, Belgium. E-mail: florence.stinglhamber@hec.be

Abstract

Two studies were conducted to examine the linkages between favorable intrinsically (IS) and extrinsically satisfying (ES) job conditions, and perceived support from the organization (POS) and the supervisor (PSS). Using a sample of 427 employees, Study 1 showed through a longitudinal design that, controlling for PSS, both favorablc IS and ES job conditions exerted a significant effect on POS, while only favorable IS job conditions contributed to PSS when the effects of POS were controlled for. Study 2, conducted with a sample of 292 employees, showed that the organization's discretionary control over IS job conditions moderated the relationship between IS job conditions and POS, while supervisor's control over IS job conditions moderated the relationship between IS job conditions and PSS.

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