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Author Lian, Lee Kim ♦ Tui, Llow Guan
Source CiteSeerX
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Job Tenure ♦ Organization Size ♦ Job Satisfaction ♦ Age Difference ♦ Supervisory Power Base ♦ Coercive Power ♦ Non-coercive Power Base ♦ Superior Base ♦ Power Base ♦ Superior-subordinate Age Difference ♦ Manufacturing Company ♦ Technical Staff ♦ Subordinate Age Difference ♦ Contingent Effect ♦ Referent Power ♦ Foster Supervisory Satisfaction ♦ Industrial Setting ♦ Organizational Size ♦ Industrial People
Abstract The study examined the relationships between the superiors ’ bases of power on satisfaction with supervision in industrial settings. Influence of organizational size, superior-subordinate age difference and job tenure were also investigated. Data from 210 technical staff of manufacturing companies revealed that supervision of industrial people were most acceptable through the exercise of non-coercive power bases (referent, expert, reward and legitimate). Among the power bases, referent power was most correlated with satisfaction with supervision. The perception of expertise that fosters supervisory satisfaction was found to be associated more with superior and subordinate age difference rather than their job tenure. Organization size was found to be associated with coercive power, statistically implicating that the exercise of coercive power may be as results of the contingent effect of size.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study