What it means to love one's job : determining the latent structure, longitudinal stability and correlates of a new construct

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dc.contributor.advisor Kelloway, E. Kevin
dc.creator Pitfield, Laure E.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-21T15:45:15Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-21T15:45:15Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.other HF5549.5 J63 P58 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/24820
dc.description 86 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm. en_CA
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 68-86).
dc.description.abstract The Love of Job (LOJ), as presented by Kelloway, Inness, Barling, Francis and Turner (2010), is a new framework for describing the intense positive emotions individuals can have towards their job. Based on Sternberg's (1986) Triangular Theory of Love, LOJ is believed to be comprised of simultaneously high measures of passion for work, affective commitment to the organization, and intimate co-worker relationships. This hypothesis was tested using taxometric procedures that actually confirmed that the latent structure of LOJ is dimensional in nature. Structural equation modeling revealed that cross-sectional correlates of LOJ include positive work experiences such as challenge, control, closeness between co-workers and a positive work climate. A longitudinal reliability test over five years revealed a strong coefficient of stability ( r = .54), even when accounting for job change. These results have important implications for future use of this construct. en_CA
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dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University en_CA
dc.subject.lcc HF5549.5.J63
dc.subject.lcsh Job satisfaction
dc.subject.lcsh Work -- Psychological aspects
dc.title What it means to love one's job : determining the latent structure, longitudinal stability and correlates of a new construct en_CA
dc.title.alternative Love of job en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Applied Psychology
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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