Job Context and Job Content: A Conceptual Perspective

Randall B. Dunham, Jon L Pierce, John W. Newstrom

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Abstract

Recent research has produced seemingly contradictory findings for the moderating effect of job context satisfaction on job-contentl worker-response relationships. Four sets of possible explanations are explored: chance occurrence, sample distribution artifacts, common method variance, and a series of alternative conceptual explanations. Psychological absorption/distraction is discussed as a process to explain the role of context satisfaction. Possible determinants of absorption/distraction are explored, and competitive, testable hy-potheses are presented for each possible explanation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-202
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Management
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1983

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Psychological
Common method variance
Workers
Moderating effect

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Job Context and Job Content : A Conceptual Perspective. / Dunham, Randall B.; Pierce, Jon L; Newstrom, John W.

In: Journal of Management, Vol. 9, No. 2, 09.1983, p. 187-202.

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Dunham, Randall B. ; Pierce, Jon L ; Newstrom, John W. / Job Context and Job Content : A Conceptual Perspective. In: Journal of Management. 1983 ; Vol. 9, No. 2. pp. 187-202.
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