Reexamining the Illusory Correlation: The Complexity of the Satisfaction - Performance Relationship
The present article argues that organizational researchers tend to adopt an overly simplistic conceptualization and operationalization of job satisfaction (and job attitudes in general). Specifically, past research has failed to examine the affective-cognitive consistency (ACC) of job attitudes and the implications this has for the strength of the attitude and its relationship with behavior (e.g., job performance). Results from Study 1 suggest ACC is a significant moderator of the job satisfaction-job performance relationship, with those employees higher in ACC showing a significantly larger correlation between job satisfaction and performance than those lower in ACC. Study 2 replicated these findings. Implications for the study of job attitudes, limitations of the current studies, and multiple avenues for future research are discussed. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Human Resources Management | Organizational Behavior and Theory
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
Journal of Applied Psychology
American Psychological Association
City or Country
Schleicher, Deidra J.; Watt, John D.; and Greguras, G. J..
Reexamining the Illusory Correlation: The Complexity of the Satisfaction - Performance Relationship. (2004). Journal of Applied Psychology. 89, (1), 165-177. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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