Document Type

Dissertation

Date of Degree

Summer 2015

Degree Name

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Degree In

Rehabilitation and Counselor Education

First Advisor

Noel Estrada Hernandez

Abstract

The research regarding employees' job satisfaction is one of the most important indicators of their vocational adjustment or outcome. In addition, understanding the level of job satisfaction of employees' with disabilities it is important to understand the predictors of success. This knowledge contributes to the qualitative and the quantitative improvement of vocational rehabilitation outcomes for individuals with disabilities. The purpose of this dissertation was to explore the job satisfaction of South Korean masseurs with visual impairments, utilizing the Social Cognitive Career Theory framework. A total of 221 South Korean masseurs with visual impairment responded to a survey, Including a demographic questionnaire and five instruments: Index of Job Satisfaction(IJS), The International Positive and Negative Affect Schedule short form (I-PANAS-SF), the Personal Efficacy Beliefs Scale (PEBS), Subjective Fit Perception(SFP), and the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support(MSPSS). Multiple regression analysis indicated that as masseurs in this study considered that they have a better fit with their job, as they experienced being more efficacious with their massage skills, and as they felt more positive, their level of job satisfaction was higher. Moreover, as masseurs in this study experience having a better fit with their job regarding their monetary aspects, as they feel efficacious with their massage skills, as they feel more positive, and as they consider their job duties fit their education or skills they learned, their level of job satisfaction also was higher. However, in this model (when these social cognitive career variables were accounted for altogether), no matter how masseurs with visual impairments consider how their personal values fit with their organizational values or how much social support they received from their family, friend, or significant others did not appear to contribute to overall their job satisfaction. In addition, the analysis supported the existence of a moderating effect of positive affect on the relationship between subjective fit and job satisfaction, in addition to the moderating effect of social support on the relationship between work related self-efficacy and job satisfaction among masseurs in this study. In conclusion, the integrative model of work satisfaction (Lent &Brown, 2006, 2008)provided a good overall fit to the data. Discussion of the results of the analyses of this study and limitations were demonstrated. Finally, implications for policy makers, researchers, and career counselors were also provided.

Public Abstract

The purpose of this dissertation is to investigate the level of job satisfaction of South Korean masseurs with visual impairments and what variables predict to this. The work satisfaction model of Social Cognitive Career Theory was grounded. There were 221 participants and Descriptive statistics and a hierarchical regression were used for analysis. In conclusion, the integrative model of work satisfaction (Lent & Brown, 2006, 2008) provided a good overall fit to the data.

Keywords

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Pages

viii, 135 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-135).

Copyright

Copyright 2015 Ki Hyun Kim

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