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Amenities Provided as Predictors of Job Satisfaction Among Entry-Level, Live-on/Live-in Housing and Residence Life Professionals

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2012
Abstract/Description:
Job satisfaction of entry-level student affairs professionals has been an issue of interest to researchers and practitioners alike since at least the 1980s. A high turnover of housing and residence life live-on and live-in (LO/LI) professionals has led to a curiosity for the reason. Investigation into job satisfaction of these professionals is an ideal way to determine ways to help retain LO/LI professionals and enhance their overall job satisfaction. In this study, the personal demographics, institutional demographics, and amenities provided to entry-level housing and residence life professionals holding LO/LI positions, and what impact, if any, they had on job satisfaction were examined. Job satisfaction was measured by two separate means, both based on the theoretical framework, the Job Characteristics Model. A web-based survey was distributed to approximately 9,000 members of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International, asking for all LO/LI professionals to complete the survey. Personal demographics slightly affected job satisfaction, and institutional demographics were not related to job satisfaction. Amenities were the strongest predictors of job satisfaction among the three areas examined. Specific amenities such as meal plans, reserved parking, and flexible work hours had a more significant impact on job satisfaction than others.
Title: Amenities Provided as Predictors of Job Satisfaction Among Entry-Level, Live-on/Live-in Housing and Residence Life Professionals.
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Name(s): Getka, Kristen, Author
Cintron Delgado, Rosa, Committee Chair
Boyd, Tammy, Committee Member
Owens, James, Committee Member
Novak, Jeffrey, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Job satisfaction of entry-level student affairs professionals has been an issue of interest to researchers and practitioners alike since at least the 1980s. A high turnover of housing and residence life live-on and live-in (LO/LI) professionals has led to a curiosity for the reason. Investigation into job satisfaction of these professionals is an ideal way to determine ways to help retain LO/LI professionals and enhance their overall job satisfaction. In this study, the personal demographics, institutional demographics, and amenities provided to entry-level housing and residence life professionals holding LO/LI positions, and what impact, if any, they had on job satisfaction were examined. Job satisfaction was measured by two separate means, both based on the theoretical framework, the Job Characteristics Model. A web-based survey was distributed to approximately 9,000 members of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International, asking for all LO/LI professionals to complete the survey. Personal demographics slightly affected job satisfaction, and institutional demographics were not related to job satisfaction. Amenities were the strongest predictors of job satisfaction among the three areas examined. Specific amenities such as meal plans, reserved parking, and flexible work hours had a more significant impact on job satisfaction than others.
Identifier: CFE0004494 (IID), ucf:49263 (fedora)
Note(s): 2012-05-01
Ed.D.
Education, Educational and Human Sciences
Doctoral
This record was generated from author submitted information.
Subject(s): housing -- residence life -- student affairs -- student affairs professionals -- job satisfaction -- amenities
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0004494
Restrictions on Access: public 2012-11-15
Host Institution: UCF

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