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Group task satisfaction : the group’s shared attitude to its task and work environment

Mason, Claire M. & Griffin, Mark A. (2005) Group task satisfaction : the group’s shared attitude to its task and work environment. Group and Organization Management, 30(6), pp. 625-652.

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Abstract

Group task satisfaction has been conceptualized as the group-level counterpart to individual job satisfaction and represents the group’s shared attitude toward its task and work environment. This study investigated whether group task satisfaction would explain incremental variance in organizational citizenship behaviors, group performance, and absenteeism norms, after the variance explained by aggregated individual job satisfaction and group affective tone was taken into account. Survey data were collected from 66 work groups and 51 supervisors. Measures of group task satisfaction explained unique variance in ratings of citizenship behavior and absenteeism norms but did not explain unique variance in ratings of group performance. Our findings support the validity and utility of group task satisfaction and illustrate the importance of assessing group-level constructs directly.

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ID Code: 8440
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. Author contact details: cm.mason@qut.edu.au
Keywords: group task satisfaction, job satisfaction, group affective tone, group attitude
DOI: 10.1177/1059601104269522
ISSN: 1059-6011
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Sage Publications
Deposited On: 03 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:11

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