Compared the importance of various job aspects, or facets, in predicting different criteria. Questionnaire measures were obtained from 2,376 salesmen and 6,331 repairmen of an international firm in 5 countries. Employees' ratings of facet importance were compared to facet importance defined empirically (i.e., by the correlation of facet satisfaction with various criteria). The importance of job facets, while similar among the 5 countries, varied with the criterion used. Higher order job facets were most important for predicting overall satisfaction and intent to stay with the company but were least important for predicting work tension. In multiple correlations with facet satisfactions, adding employees' nationality improved predictions only of performance ratings; adding employees' occupation improved predictions only of intent to stay. (29 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- ratings of job facet importance, prediction of job satisfaction & work tension, employees from 5 countries