The Effect of Job Characteristics on Job Satisfaction for Younger and Older Employees

  • 徐 鴻仁

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


In recent years aging of the populations is an international trend and has become an issue for human resource management for many countries Taiwan is a country that will encounter huge impacts from the aging workforces in the next few decades In order to mitigate the pressure of aging society it is crucial to understand the differences between the employees of different ages and how to motivate their job satisfaction This research is designed to investigate the effect of job characteristics on job satisfaction among the employees of different ages To eliminate the potential influence of types of industry and business this study choose maintenance department of the China Steel Company (CSC) as the research samples There are total 238 valid samples in this study The results from the analyses show that younger blue collar employees attach more importance to the opportunity of promotion and relationship with colleague comparing to the older employees On the other hand older blue collar employees prefer the job with higher job security Meanwhile performance-contingent reward is a significant job characteristic for both younger and older employees when considering job satisfactions These findings can be taken into consideration for the future human resource management strategy
Date of Award2016 Jun 4
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorYu-Lin Wang (Supervisor)

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