Master of Science (MS)
Autonomy, Job Satisfaction, Remote Work, Telecommuting Intensity, Work-Family Conflict, Workplace
Psychology; Quantitative psychology
The purpose of the current study was to examine the relationship between remote work and job satisfaction levels of employees in the workplace. Additionally, the variables perceived autonomy, work-family conflict, and telecommuting intensity were investigated as mediators. A total of 185 employees participated in the study, which utilized an online survey. Results showed that remote work had a positive relationship with job satisfaction. Perceived autonomy, work-family conflict, and telecommuting intensity each mediated the relationship between remote work and job satisfaction. An inverted u-shaped curvilinear relationship between the extent of working remotely (telecommuting intensity) and job satisfaction was not found and instead support for a positive, linear relationship was found. The major implication of the findings is that increasing remote work in the workplace may be an efficient way to increase employees’ job satisfaction levels. This is because remote work influences employees to have higher perceived autonomy, less work-family conflict, and more telecommuting intensity, which in turn influences their job satisfaction.
Schall, Marie Antoinette, "The Relationship Between Remote Work and Job Satisfaction: The Mediating Roles of Perceived Autonomy, Work-Family Conflict, and Telecommuting Intensity" (2019). Master's Theses. 5017.