Mapping a Psychological Process Underlying the Causal Link from Locus of Control to Intrinsic Job Satisfaction : The Mediating Role of Perceived Work Environment
The present study investigated the relationship among internal locus of control, perceived creative work environment, and intrinsic job satisfaction. Two models were proposed based on past research. A first model tested a direct effect of internal locus of control on intrinsic job satisfaction (Direct Effect Model); and a second model tested a mediation effect of perceived creative environment linking internal locus of control to intrinsic job satisfaction (Mediational Model). Data were collected from those who graduated from a major research university in Japan (n=227). The study revealed that the direct effect of internal locus of control on intrinsic job satisfaction was positive and significant; also, the effect was partially mediated through perceived creative work environment. The meaning of the findings and directions for future research are discussed.
経営行動科学 23(1), 1-14, 2010-04-30