ROLE CONFLICT, ROLE AMBIGUITY, AND JOB DISSATISFACTION: A STUDY OF HOSPITAL EXECUTIVES
The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship of role conflict and role ambiguity to job dissatisfaction among 169 hospital executives in Houston and San Antonio, Texas. Organizational characteristics were studied as moderators. Role conflict and role ambiguity scores among respondents were found to be lower than in studies reported in the literature. Job dissatisfaction scores were slightly lower (indicating less dissatisfaction) than those reported elsewhere for the constructs of security, social, and esteem needs; comparable for self-fulfillment; and slightly higher for autonomy needs. Conclusions were that role ambiguity and role conflict were related to job dissatisfaction among the respondents; that the same relationships hold true when controlling for organizational characteristics; that those highest on the organizational ladder were the least dissatisfied; and that those with the greatest amount of budget responsibility had the lowest levels of job dissatisfaction.
BURKE, GEORGE CASS, "ROLE CONFLICT, ROLE AMBIGUITY, AND JOB DISSATISFACTION: A STUDY OF HOSPITAL EXECUTIVES" (1986). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI8712588.