Accountants' job satisfaction: A path analysis

Nissim Aranya*, Ran Lachman, Joel Amernic

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This study analyzes job satisfaction and some of its correlates among Canadian chartered accounts (CAs). It focuses on the formulation and examination of influence paths between professional commitment, work need deprivation, organizational commitment, job satisfaction and intention to leave the organization (migrate). The empirical model with respect to the total sample mostly replicated the theoretical one. Migration tendencies of partners and sole practitioners in public practice were found unrelated to their job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Such tendencies of CAs in industry and government as well as those of employees in CA firms were related to their organizational commitment only. Professional commitment of CAs in nonprofessional organizations was found unrelated to the study variables.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-215
Number of pages15
JournalAccounting, Organizations and Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1982


FundersFunder number
Israel Institute of Business Research
University of Toronto
Tel Aviv University


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