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Title: Job orientation, perceptions, and satisfaction a study of information technology professionals in Singapore
Authors: Loh, L. 
Sankar, C.S.
Yeong, W.Y. 
Keywords: Information infrastructure
Information technology policy
Information technology professionals
Issue Date: 1995
Citation: Loh, L., Sankar, C.S., Yeong, W.Y. (1995). Job orientation, perceptions, and satisfaction a study of information technology professionals in Singapore. Information and Management 29 (5) : 239-250. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In this paper, we develop a conceptual model for job satisfaction vis-a-vis technical or managerial orientation of the information technology (IT) professional's job. We suggest that the linkage is mediated by perceptions of the professional on the "micro-environment" of the job (occupational pay fairness and occupational advancement prospects) as well as on the "macro-environment" of the job (organizational progressiveness posture and organizational cohesiveness). The model was supported empirically by testing a sample of 140 IT professionals in Singapore. We found that a high degree of technical orientation results in the perception that moving into management would bring better pay and advancement prospects; this then leads to job dissatisfaction. Further, a technical orientation brings a perception that the organization is a less progressive place and is held together by an emphasis on procedures rather than on accomplishments. On a broader perspective, our findings would be useful for Singapore policy makers in national IT manpower planning as well as in fine-tuning its implementation of the current vision of Singapore as an "intelligent" island by the turn of the century. © 1995.
Source Title: Information and Management
ISSN: 03787206
DOI: 10.1016/0378-7206(95)00022-X
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