Dissertation - Public Access
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
Counselor Education and Supervision
Dr. Joffrey Suprina
Dr. Abdelaziz Elmadani
To answer the research question – “What intrinsic and extrinsic factors increase job satisfaction in private practice, online counseling, and agency practice?” – a survey was administered to assess demographic information and to rate 25 intrinsic and extrinsic components of job satisfaction. Individual components of job satisfaction with the strongest correlation to overall job satisfaction were identified, for the entire study sample and within the three different work settings (agency practice, private practice, and online practice). Due to the small sample sizes of demographic and work setting groups, no correlations with individual components of job satisfaction were statistically significant (all such p values were greater than 0.26). Participants in this dissertation study reported higher overall job satisfaction than participants who completed the MSQ (1967), with a 95% statistical significance (p = 0.5). Nine individual components of job satisfaction with the strongest correlation to overall satisfaction were identified. The single most influential component, “Trust between employees and senior management”, by itself had a strong correlation (r = 0.76) with overall job satisfaction. Overall job satisfaction within each work setting was primarily influenced by the same nine most influential individual components. A small number of other individual components have the potential to influence job satisfaction within each work setting differently, but they are eclipsed by the influence of the nine most influential components.
Cravey, LeeAnne, "Comparison Of Counselor Job Satisfaction By Setting: Agency, Private Practice And Online" (2021). Dissertations. 608.