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theoretical and empirical evaluation of a dissonance theory of job attitudes.

Chris Timms

theoretical and empirical evaluation of a dissonance theory of job attitudes.

by Chris Timms

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Published by Brunel University in Uxbridge .
Written in English


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Thesis (M.Phil.) - Brunel University.

ContributionsHenley Management College.
The Physical Object
Pagination188p. :
Number of Pages188
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Open LibraryOL14467585M

job attitudes, how we relate the concept to other variables, and how we study job attitudes and affect. Other topics—such as job attitudes at the between-unit level of analysis and the contrast between job attitudes and related phenomena like descriptions of a situation and motivation for behavior—are also discussed. Definition of Job. Practice, or empirical analysis, cannot stand on its own without underlying theoretical questions (the why) that guide the research. A theory is a proposed relationship between two or more observed phenomena. Grounded theory is an inductive research method that involves working upward from the data to generate a theory.

The main premise of this theory is that satisfaction is determined by a discrepancy between what one wants in a job and what one has in a job. Further, the theory states that how much one values a given facet of work (e.g., the degree of autonomy in a position) moderates how satisfied/dissatisfied one becomes when expectations are/aren't met. At the same time, dissonance theory does provide the most parsimonious explanation for the data taken as a whole-as McGuire has argued: "The whole set of dissonance studies would require accepting a tremendous variety of alternative explanations, whereas dissonance theory alone explains a large subset of them" (, p. ).

ing theoretical approaches to work redesign, with a special eye toward the measurability of the concepts employed and the action implications of the theorizing (cf. Porter, Lawler, & Hackman, , Chap. 10). We then propose and report a test of a theory of work redesign that focuses spe-. A Theoretical and Empirical Integration Daniel M. Cable and Jeffrey R. Edwards guide selection or evaluation of behavior and events, and (d) vary in terms of relative importance (Schwartz, ). value incongruence results in cognitive dissonance and dissatis-faction (O’Reilly et al., ). Thus, employee attitudes should be.


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Critical Evaluation Critical Evaluation. There has been a great deal of research into cognitive dissonance, providing some interesting and sometimes unexpected findings.

It is a theory with very broad applications, showing that we aim for consistency between attitudes and behaviors, and may not use very rational methods to achieve it. Tesser, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Cognitive Consistency.

The number of variations within this approach to self-evaluation regulation is also substantial. An example of this approach is cognitive dissonance theory (Festinger ).According to dissonance theory, self-esteem is threatened by inconsistency.

In relation to the former, we draw from Cognitive Dissonance Theory (CDT; Festinger, ;Fiske and Taylor, ) to explain the nature of the interaction between the job (control and demands) and. Dissonance theory continues even 60 years after its original formulation by Festinger (), in A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance, to develop and inspire new research (Cooper, ; Harmon-Jones et al., ).

However, it is sensible to attempt to bring even the most influential and mature theories up to date with current scientific by: 3. Job attitudes play a vigorous role i n manipulati ng the w ork perfo rmances of employees’ in orga nizations.

Therefore, the necessity to r ecognise, measure, and boost employee attitudes. Studying the development of stable political attitudes, political scientists have argued that repeated voting for a political party reinforces initial party preferences, in a seemingly mechanistic process of habit-formation.

However, the empirical evidence is scarce and the theoretical framework underdeveloped. Does the act of voting for a party improve an individual’s evaluation of this party. Theory, the Evaluation Congruity Theory, the Person-Situation-Fit model, the Performance- Importance model, the Dissonance, and the Contrast Theory.

Early researchers, including Engel, Kollat. sonance theory; and, in the 5 years since the appearance of their book, every major social-psychological jour-nal has averaged at least one article per issue probing some prediction "de-rived" from the basic propositions of dissonance theory.

In popularity, even the empirical law of effect now appears to be running a poor second. In book: Psychological Management of Individual Performance, pp theory suggests a number of job design principles such as the compatibility between the.

For example, empirical job. Types of Attitudes. 1) Job Satisfaction – A collection of positive and/or negative feelings that an individual holds towards his or her job. 2) Job Involvement – Identifying with the job, actively participating in it, and considering performance important to self-worth.

3) Organizational Commitment. He might also seek out other smokers who would give him social support.”The theory of cognitive dissonance was introduced by Festinger inand since then has inspired a large number of theoretical discussions and empirical studies.

A thorough review of the field was made by Brehm and Cohen in in their book Studies in Cognitive. empirical foundation for other chapters in the volume. Specifically, the chapter defines and distinguishes the key concepts of prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination, highlighting how bias can occur at individual, institutional, and cultural levels.

We also review different theoretical perspectives on. Job satisfaction is also defined as a pleasurable or positive state of mind resulting from the appraisal of ones job or job experiences (Brown, et al, ).

Brief& Weiss () define it as job satisfaction as a cognitive and /or affective evaluation of ones job as more or less positive or negative. A series of supposedly critical tests between dissonance theory and self-perception theory on the role of the salience of participants' initial attitudes prior to the attitude-discrepantbehavior yielded conflicting predictions, not to mention conflicting data (Ross &.

Theory of cognitive dissonance is often used to explain how dissatisfaction would lead to high dissonance and the subsequent actions to eliminate it (Thomas, ).

Impacts of Cognitive Dissonance in the Workplace Theory of Cognitive Dissonance (CD) describes a condition of stress, or a feeling of internal discomfort caused by conflicting ideas, values, beliefs or practices.

Essentially, this is a situation where two or more opposing thoughts are causing psychological discomfort. Humans have an inner drive to maintain harmony between Continue reading. Cognitive Dissonance: Definition, Theory & Examples by-the-book person and made this change, it is easily understood how their attitude will change.

Major Job Attitudes: Satisfaction. The evidence for the job characteristics theory of work attitudes and performance (Hackman & Oldham,) was reviewed.

This theory states that employee job satisfaction, intrinsic work motivation, and productivity are a function of the characteristics of a job. will suggest a theoretical model that includes the relationships among job satisfaction, job performance, and common causes of these two variables.

Job satisfaction has been defined as “feelings or affective responses to facets of the (workplace) situation” (Smith, Kendall, & Hulin,p. More recently. In the context of fun in the workplace, we contend that it is important to consider individuals' cognitive and emotional appraisals prior to an event, during and after (see Fig.

1).This model provides a theoretically grounded framework of the temporal processes and contextual and person-specific factors that explain how individuals may interpret fun in the workplace and how fun may lead.

ables and attitudes and preferences serve as the dependent variables. Avast subfield of political science—political behavior—is concerned with the origins of partisanship, ideology,racial attitudes,ethnic identification,etc.

We demonstrate how a formal ap-proach built upon the insights of cognitive dissonance theory can help us understand.

Emotion-rule dissonance as an antecedent of burnout. One reasoning for the effect of emotion-rule dissonance on employee burnout is grounded in action theory (Hacker, ; Zapf, ) and conservation of resources (COR) theory (Hobfoll, ).According to action theory, human service work requires the regulation of an emotion-integrated work action (Hacker, ).Job characteristics theory is a theory of work provides “a set of implementing principles for enriching jobs in organizational settings”.

The original version of job characteristics theory proposed a model of five “core” job characteristics (i.e. skill variety, task identity, task significance, autonomy, and feedback) that affect five work-related outcomes (i.e.

motivation.