How mentoring buffers the relationship between a dissatisfying physical work environment and job satisfaction
Sauer, Julia Babette
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This study pursues two objectives. Study 1 establishes a measure of dissatisfaction with the internal and external physical work environment. Study 2 examines the negative relationship between a dissatisfying physical work environment (internal and external) and job satisfaction, as well as the potential buffering effect of mentoring. Results show that dissatisfaction with the internal physical work environment predicts job satisfaction, while dissatisfaction with the external physical work environment does not. Both psychosocial and career-related support are examined as potential moderators. Psychosocial support moderates the relationship between a dissatisfying internal physical work environment and job satisfaction, but it does not moderate the relationship between a dissatisfying external physical work environment and job satisfaction. Furthermore, career-related support does not act as a buffer. Hierarchical regression analysis was used in this study.