Author(s): Glenn Norval D, Taylor Patricia A, Weaver Charles N
A study of 1,080 White male and 461 White female respondents to 3 recent national sample surveys (J. A. Davis, 1972, 1973, 1974) reveals, for both sexes, a moderate but consistent positive correlation between age and job satisfaction. The correlation may result from influences associated with aging or cohort membership, or both. Tests, through partial correlation analysis, of one "aging" and one "cohort" explanation yield largely negative evidence. The correlation among males, however, seems likely to result to some degree from an increase with aging in extrinsic job rewards.