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NCJ Number: NCJ 242664     Find in a Library
Title: Job Satisfaction: Validating Dantzker’s Four-Factor Model Using Structural Equation Modeling
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Author(s): George E. Higgins ; Serhan Ercikti ; Gennaro F. Vito
  Journal: Criminal Justice Studies  Volume:26  Issue:1  Dated:March 2013  Pages:19 to 29
Date Published: 03/2013
Page Count: 11
  Annotation: The purpose of this study was to examine the validity of the four-factor structure from a job satisfaction instrument.
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the validity of the four-factor structure from a job satisfaction instrument. Dantzker’s job satisfaction instrument was designed to capture information on four factors: general administration, extras, job, and equipment. Using data from police officers that are middle management (n=136), the authors performed confirmatory factor analysis via structural equation modeling to validate that the four factors are actually capturing job satisfaction. The results of the study show that the four-factor solution fit the model satisfactorily. All of the factor loadings were large expect for one. The results suggest that the four-factor solution has proper validity to use with middle manager police officers. Post hoc simulation analyses (n=1000 replications) show that no bias in the factor loadings or standard errors was present in this analysis, and the study had sufficient statistical power. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): Modeling techniques ; Pay rates ; Police work attitudes ; Police career development ; Police job task analysis
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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