Tag Archives: job satisfaction

Author(s), Title and Publication Madlock, P. E., & Hildebrand Clubbs, B. (2019, in press). The Influence of Supervisors’ Use of Motivating Language in Organizations Located in India. International Journal of Business Communication. Summary Motivating Language Theory describes three communication styles leaders use to motivate employees. Specifically, motivating language (ML) includes using direction-giving language (i.e., give … Continue reading The Influence of Supervisors’ Use of Motivating Language in Organizations Located in India

Author(s), Title and Publication Meng, J., & Berger, B. K. (2019). The impact of organizational culture and leadership performance on PR professionals’ job satisfaction: Testing the joint mediating effects of engagement and trust. Public Relations Review, 45(1), 64-75. doi: 10.1016/j.pubrev.2018.11.002 Summary As the importance of strategic public relations practice has become more recognized, so too … Continue reading The Impact of Organizational Culture and Leadership Performance on Job Satisfaction

  Authors, Title and Publication Wright, K. B., Abendschein, B., Wombacher, K., O’Connor, M., Hoffman, M., Dempsey, M., & Shelton, A. (2014). Work-related communication technology use outside of regular work hours and work life conflict: The influence of communication technologies on perceived work life conflict, burnout, job satisfaction, and turnover intentions. Management Communication Quarterly, 28(4), 507-530. … Continue reading The Influence of Communication Technologies on Perceived Work Life Conflict, Burnout, Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intentions

Topic: New Employees and Organizational Socialization Author(s), Title and Publication Jokisaari, M., & Nurmi, J.-E. (2009). Change in newcomers’ supervisor support and socialization outcomes after organizational entry. Academy of Management Journal, 52(3), 527-544. Summary This study examined how new employees’ perceived supervisor support changes during the 6-21 months following organizational entry, and how these perceived … Continue reading Change in Newcomers’ Supervisor Support and Socialization Outcomes after Organizational Entry

Topic: Supervisor Communication; Digital Communication in the Workplace Authors, Title and Publication Hill, N., Kang, J., & Seo, M. (2014). The interactive effect of leader–member exchange and electronic communication on employee psychological empowerment and work outcomes. Leadership Quarterly, 25(4), 772-783. Summary The growth in virtual work arrangements and the increased availability of information and communication technologies have … Continue reading The Interactive Effect of Leader–Member Exchange and Electronic Communication on Employee Psychological Empowerment and Work Outcomes

Topic: New Employees and Organizational Entry Author(s), Title and Publication Cable, D. M., & Kay, V. S. (2012). Striving for self-verification during organizational entry. Academy of Management Journal, 55(2), 360-380. Summary This project used two studies to examine how job applicants’ self-verification striving affects the organizational entry process. “Self-verification striving” means giving an accurate portrayal … Continue reading Striving for Self-Verification during Organizational Entry

Topic: Employee Communication Competence Authors, Title and Publication McKinley, C., & Perino, C. (2013). Examining communication competence as a contributing factor in health care workers’ job satisfaction and tendency to report errors. Journal of Communication In Healthcare, 6(3), 158-165. Summary This study examined how health care workers’ communication competence predicted their job satisfaction and error … Continue reading Examining Communication Competence as a Contributing Factor in Health Care Workers’ Job Satisfaction and Tendency to Report Errors

Topic: Leadership Communication Author(s), Title and PublicationWhitford, T. & Moss, S. A. (2009). Transformational Leadership in Distributed Work Groups: The Moderating Role of Follower Regulatory Focus and Goal Orientation. Communication Research, 36(6), 810-837. SummaryThis study investigated whether the benefits of transformational leadership apply when leaders and employees work at different locations. Transformational leaders strive to … Continue reading Transformational Leadership in Distributed Work Groups: The Moderating Role of Follower Regulatory Focus and Goal Orientation.

Topic: Organizational Communication Author(s), Title and Publication Muchinsky, P. M. (1977). Organizational Communication: Relationships to Organizational Climate and Job Satisfaction. Academy of Management Journal, 20(4), 592-607. Summary This foundational study examined the relationship of organizational communication to organizational climate and job satisfaction. Employees (n=695) of a large public utility participated in a survey that measured … Continue reading Organizational Communication: Relationships to Organizational Climate and Job Satisfaction

Topic: Employee Burnout Author(s), Title and Publication Miller, K. I., Ellis, B. H., Zook, E. G., & Lyles, J. S. (1990). An Integrated Model of Communication, Stress, and Burnout in the Workplace. Communication Research, 17(3), 300-326. Summary Based on social information processing theory and uncertainty reduction theory, this study proposed a model that presents the … Continue reading An Integrated Model of Communication, Stress, and Burnout in the Workplace

Topic: Motivating Language Author(s), Title and Publication Sharbrough, W. (2006). Motivating Language in Industry. Journal of Business Communication, 43(4), 322-343. Summary This study examined leaders’ use of motivating language (ML) and several key employee outcomes at the southeast regional division of a Fortune 500 company. Motivating language theory (MLT) predicts that leaders can improve subordinates’ … Continue reading Motivating Language in Industry

Topic: Organizational Culture and Power Distance Author(s), Title and Publication Madlock, P. E. (2012). The Influence of Power Distance and Communication on Mexican Workers. Journal of Business Communication, 49(2), 169-184. Summary This study was framed by the theory of independent mindedness (TIM). TIM focuses on the congruency or similarity between the culture created within an … Continue reading The Influence of Power Distance and Communication on Mexican Workers

Topic: Communication Climate and Organizational Commitment Author(s), Title and Publication Trombetta, J. J., & Rogers, D. P. (1988). Communication Climate, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment: The Effects of Information Adequacy, Communication Openness, and Decision Participation. Management Communication Quarterly, 1(4), 494-514. Summary This study investigated the impact of communication on employees’ organizational commitment (i.e., employee loyalty). … Continue reading Communication Climate, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment: The Effects of Information Adequacy, Communication Openness, and Decision Participation

Topic: Measurement of Employee Engagement Author(s), Title and Publication Saks, A. M. (2006). Antecedents and consequences of employee engagement. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 21(7), 600-619. Summary Based on Social Exchange Theory, this study tested a model of the antecedents and consequences of employee job engagement and employee organization engagement. The researchers surveyed 102 employees working … Continue reading Antecedents and consequences of employee engagement

Topic: Supervisor Leadership, Communication Competence and Employee Satisfaction Author(s), Title and Publication Madlock, P. E. (2008). The Link Between Leadership Style, Communicator Competence, and Employee Satisfaction. Journal of Business Communication, 45(1), 61-78. Summary This study examined the impact of a supervisor’s communication competence and leadership style on employee satisfaction. A survey was conducted with 220 … Continue reading The Link Between Leadership Style, Communicator Competence, and Employee Satisfaction