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A comparison of the job-satisfied and job-dissatisfied environmental health officer in South Africa

A. D. Louw, J. C. Meyer, D. J. van Schalkwyk
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 26, No 2 | a704 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v26i2.704 | © 2000 A. D. Louw, J. C. Meyer, D. J. van Schalkwyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 June 2000 | Published: 26 June 2000

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A. D. Louw, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
J. C. Meyer, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
D. J. van Schalkwyk, CapeTechnikon, South Africa

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Abstract

Environmental health is one of the key areas in the Reconstruction and Development Programme in South Africa because of its close links with the primary prevention of disease. The possibility of individual differences between job-satisfied and job-dissatisfied environmental health officers were investigated. The individual differences found between these groups can be used to select and train students for training who show a tendency towards the indicated personality traits. A relationship is indicated by researchers between job-satisfaction and job performance; it can therefore be expected that the selection of environmental health officers with the indicated tendencies in personality, values, achievement motivation, interests and biographical information will have a positive effect on productivity in environmental health.

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Omgewingsgesondheid is een van die sleutelareas in die Heropbou- en Ontwikkelingsprogram in Suid-Afrika, vanwee die noue band wat dit met die primere voorkoming van siektes het. Hierdie studie ondersoek die moontlikheid van individuele verskille tussen werkstevrede en nie-werkstevrede omgewingsgesondheidsbeamptes. Die individuele verskille wat tussen die groepe gevind is, kan gebruik word vir die keuring en opieiding van studente met n neiging tot die aangeduide persoonlikheidstrekke.'n Verband word tussen werkstevredenheid en werksprestasie word deur navorsers aangedui. Daar kan dus verwag word dat die keuring van omgewingsgesondheidsbeamptes met die aangeduide geneigdhede in persoonlikheid, waardes, prestasiemotiverings, belangstellings en biografiese besonderhede, n positiewe bydrae tot produktiwiteit in Omgewingsgesondheid sal lewer.


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Job-satisfied environmental; Job-dissatisfied environmental

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