Job Characteristics' Causal Effects on Individual Job Performance Perceptions and Mediating Role of Job Satisfaction
Keywords:Job Characteristics, Job Performance, Intrinsic Job Satisfaction, Extrinsic Job Satisfaction, Health Workers
This study aims to reveal the dimensions of job characteristics' causal effects on the dimensions of job performance perception and the mediating role of extrinsic and intrinsic job satisfaction in this relationship. All the variables are examined for
individual-organization interaction at the individual level. Primary research data were gathered by using a structured questionnaire that included valid and reliable scales, namely Job Characteristics Inventory, Minnesota Job Satisfaction Questionnaire, and The Job performance quality scale. The sample of the study consists of 472 employees randomly chosen from five private and public hospitals in Turkey. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses are used for factor
validation. Path analysis and bootstrap analyses are used to detect direct and mediating effects on a path model using the structural equation modeling technique. Findings revealed that skill variety and friendship have a positive causal effect on
compliance and task performance. Friendship, skill variety, and autonomy have a positive causal effect on job satisfaction. Internal job satisfaction has a positive causal influence on compliance, contextual, and task performance. Friendship, skill
variety, and autonomy's causal effects on compliance, contextual, and task performance are mediated by intrinsic and extrinsic job satisfaction.