Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

120

Date

2010

Date of Award

7-28-2010

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Major

Psychology

Concentration

Experimental Psychology

Committee Chair

William O Dwyer

Committee Member

William L Farmer

Committee Member

Charles A Pierce

Committee Member

Leslie A Robinson

Abstract

This study examines U.S. federal employees' satisfaction with areas of human capital management and addresses the extent to which the relationships vary across generational cohorts. Using responses to the Merit Principles Survey, data were obtained from 36,926 employees in 24 federal agencies. The overall model predicts the effects of satisfaction with rewards and recognition, satisfaction with training and development, and levels of supervisory trust on job satisfaction levels. Contrary to the profiles of the four generations prevalent in popular and business literature, the results of the structural equation models suggest that the attitudes of these generations of federal employees are more similar than different. Implications for agency leaders and future research are discussed.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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