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Title: Exploring Horticultural Employees' Attitudes Toward Their Jobs: A Qualitative Analysis Based on Herzberg's Theory of Job Satisfaction
Authors: Bitsch, Vera
Hogberg, Michael
Keywords: human resource management
hygiene factors
in-depth interviews
job satisfaction
personnel management
qualitative research
JEL Codes: B49
Issue Date: 2005-12
Abstract: Job satisfaction is likely the most studied work-related attitude and is assumed to influence a variety of behaviors. This study analyzes the job satisfaction of agricultural employees using Herzberg’s theory, which is broadly employed in management. Fourteen horticultural businesses participated in case studies of labor-management practices. Fifteen nonsupervisory employee interviews were analyzed regarding job satisfaction. Components of job satisfaction relevant to horticultural employees were family-business values, achievement, recognition, work itself, involvement, personal life, interpersonal relationships, job security, supervision, working conditions, organization, safety, compensation, and information. While support for Herzberg’s theory is weak, it is useful for classifying employees’ attitudes.
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 37, Number 03, December 2005
Total Pages: 12
From Page: 659
To Page: 671
Collections:Volume 37, Number 03, December 2005

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