The Impact of Psychological Factors on the Job Satisfaction of Senior Auditors

Kenneth Snead and Adrian Harrell
This study examines the relationship between several psychological factors and the job satisfaction of senior auditors employed by a large public accounting firm. The results imply that senior auditors' job satisfaction is positively and directly influenced by their influence-orientation, and negatively influenced by undesirable work stress. In addition, auditors' job satisfaction is indirectly influenced by achievement motivation and undesirable life stress, which in turn directly influences perceived undesirable work stress. Both satisfaction and the number of hours senior auditors are willing to devote to work activities are found to be directly associated with long-term career intentions.

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