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Atlanta University (AU)


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Educational Leadership


The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between job preparation and other variables as they relate to job satisfaction and performance of the black administrators of historically black colleges and universities. It was proposed that: 1. Job preparation and job enrichment will predict job satisfaction more so than other stated variables. 2. Job preparation and job enrichment will predict job performance more so than other stated variables. The data were collected by five (5) questionnaires: (1) The Minnesota Job Satisfaction Questionnaire, (2) The Tuskegee Job Performance Instrument, (3) The Organizational Climate Questionnaire, (4) The Job Characteristics Questionnaire, and (5) The Leader Behavior Questionnaire. The sample consisted of 160 black administrators randomly selected. The results were as follows: 1. Job satisfaction existed with the majority of the black administrators. 2. Job performance for the black administrator was above average. 3. Job preparation was found not to be significantly related to job satisfaction and performance. 4. Job enrichment was highly correlated to both job satisfaction and performance. However, organizational enrichment, organizational goals, leadership behavior, administrative maturity, and job position were revealed to be predictors of job satisfaction, whereas leadership behavior and administrative maturity were noted as predictors of job performance. 5. Job satisfaction was motivated by the level of salary and position held.

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