Job Satisfaction in the Canadian Public Service: Mitigating Toxicity With Interests.

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  • Author(s): McGrandle, Jocelyn1,
  • Source:
    Public Personnel Management; Sep2019, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p369-391, 23p
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • NAICS Codes:
      923130 Administration of Human Resource Programs (except Education, Public Health, and Veterans' Affairs Programs)
      541612 Human Resources Consulting Services
    • Author Supplied Keywords:
      job satisfaction
      public sector work environment
    • Abstract:
      During the 2015 Canadian federal election, political parties were polarized over the issue of job satisfaction in the public service. Critics and public service unions argued that there was a toxic environment under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau promised, if elected, to remedy this toxicity. Therefore, the job satisfaction of federal employees was a campaign promise of the now elected Liberals. Improving job satisfaction is not simple, as there are many competing factors impacting it. This study measures job satisfaction of Canadian public servants in 2014 and concludes that job satisfaction remained fairly high across the board, even under Stephen Harper, and that by far the strongest predictor of job satisfaction is how well employees' interests match their job, followed by the relationship with their immediate supervisor, relationships with colleagues, and skills. Thus, human resource management policies are essential in improving job satisfaction. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Concordia University, Montreal, Québec, Canada
    • Full Text Word Count:
      9720
    • ISSN:
      00910260
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/0091026018819026
    • Accession Number:
      137928364
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MCGRANDLE, J. Job Satisfaction in the Canadian Public Service: Mitigating Toxicity With Interests. Public Personnel Management, [s. l.], v. 48, n. 3, p. 369–391, 2019. DOI 10.1177/0091026018819026. Disponível em: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bft&AN=137928364&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Acesso em: 24 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      McGrandle J. Job Satisfaction in the Canadian Public Service: Mitigating Toxicity With Interests. Public Personnel Management. 2019;48(3):369-391. doi:10.1177/0091026018819026
    • APA:
      McGrandle, J. (2019). Job Satisfaction in the Canadian Public Service: Mitigating Toxicity With Interests. Public Personnel Management, 48(3), 369–391. https://doi.org/10.1177/0091026018819026
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      McGrandle, Jocelyn. 2019. “Job Satisfaction in the Canadian Public Service: Mitigating Toxicity With Interests.” Public Personnel Management 48 (3): 369–91. doi:10.1177/0091026018819026.
    • Harvard:
      McGrandle, J. (2019) ‘Job Satisfaction in the Canadian Public Service: Mitigating Toxicity With Interests’, Public Personnel Management, 48(3), pp. 369–391. doi: 10.1177/0091026018819026.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      McGrandle, J 2019, ‘Job Satisfaction in the Canadian Public Service: Mitigating Toxicity With Interests’, Public Personnel Management, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 369–391, viewed 24 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      McGrandle, Jocelyn. “Job Satisfaction in the Canadian Public Service: Mitigating Toxicity With Interests.” Public Personnel Management, vol. 48, no. 3, Sept. 2019, pp. 369–391. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/0091026018819026.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      McGrandle, Jocelyn. “Job Satisfaction in the Canadian Public Service: Mitigating Toxicity With Interests.” Public Personnel Management 48, no. 3 (September 2019): 369–91. doi:10.1177/0091026018819026.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      McGrandle J. Job Satisfaction in the Canadian Public Service: Mitigating Toxicity With Interests. Public Personnel Management [Internet]. 2019 Sep [cited 2020 Sep 24];48(3):369–91. Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bft&AN=137928364&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912