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Job satisfaction and team work: the role of supervisory support

Griffin, Mark A and Patterson, Malcolm G and West, Michael (2001) Job satisfaction and team work: the role of supervisory support. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 22 (5). pp. 537-550. ISSN 0894-3796

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Abstract

The link between teamwork and job satisfaction was investigated in a sample of 48 manufacturing companies comprising 4708 employees. Two separate research questions were addressed. First, it was proposed that supervisor support would be a weaker source of job satisfaction in companies with higher levels of teamworking. Multilevel analysis indicated that the extent of teamwork at the company level of analysis moderated the relationship between individual perceptions of supervisor support and job satisfaction. Second, it was proposed that the extent of teamwork would be positively related to perceptions of job autonomy but negatively related to perceptions of supervisor support. Further, it was proposed that the link between teamwork and job autonomy would be explained by job enrichment practices associated with teamwork. Analyses of aggregated company data supported these propositions and provided evidence for a complex mediational path between teamwork and job satisfaction. Implications for implementing teamwork in organizations are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Organizational Behavior
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Lancaster University Management School - Other > Centre for Performance-Led HR
ID Code: 55797
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 13 Jul 2012 11:03
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:47
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/55797

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