Hypothesis 4: Perceptions of job content plateauing will be associated with lower levels of organizational commitment.
Neither the specific relationships examined in the present study nor the broader topic of job content plateauing has been examined in research published from this data set.
78) and has been used in previous research on job content plateauing (e.
Because some researchers have found differences in plateauing and work attitudes as a function of employee gender, education level, and pay, these variables were controlled for in all regression models.
In Step 1, the beta weights associated with plateauing and role ambiguity were negative and significant for job satisfaction (see Table 2).
Although counter to our prediction, this finding may be a result of the stressful nature of plateauing (e.
Awareness of life plateauing results in change only if the pain of remaining on the plateau is greater than the fear of change, but when that decision is made, the process could be life-altering because it may involve major changes in identity, personal relationships, the level of commitment to a job, or a change of vocation.
Librarians are probably less prone to dissatisfaction with structural plateauing than persons working in the corporate sector, since their organizations are smaller, with fewer levels of administration; and because librarians are less concerned with wielding "authority/influence over others" (Bernstein & Leach, 1985, p.
Less drastic forms of restructuring the organization can also help overcome content plateauing, the other major type of career plateauing.
But since it is not always possible to restructure the organization to overcome the problem of structural and/or content plateauing, there are other solutions that can be applied by management and the individual.
Consider plateauing to be a concern that involves all departments in the entire organization, from the director to the intermediate supervisor to the employee.