Annals of Business Administrative Science
Online ISSN : 1347-4456
Print ISSN : 1347-4464
Spurious Correlation between Work Environment and Job Satisfaction
An Office Move Case
Nobuyuki INAMIZU
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2016 Volume 15 Issue 5 Pages 199-209

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This study conducted a questionnaire survey of all employees at a company that moved its office location, both before and after the move. Results of the survey showed that while work environment satisfaction rose significantly because of the office move, there was no significant change in job satisfaction (in fact, some deterioration was observed). In addition, there was no significant change in the perspective index, which is regarded as a factor in job satisfaction, after the move. Existing studies on offices have asserted that job satisfaction increases along with work environment satisfaction. These results, however, made it difficult to posit such simple causation, showing the need for further testing and consideration.

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