The relationships between four goal-setting attributes identified by factor analytic procedures and job satisfaction were investigated among 271 scientists and engineers at a nuclear research and development center. Positive relationships between the goal-setting attributes and satisfaction were found. Further, it was found that need for achievement, need for autonomy, and need for affiliation as measured by the Gough Adjective Checklist did not significantly moderate the goal-setting attribute-job satisfaction relationships.
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This research was conducted under the National Science Foundation Research Improvement Grant NM44352. Send reprint rcqucsts to Richard Arvey, Department of Industrial and Personnel Management, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. TN 37916.
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