|Title||From Job Characteristics to Job Satisfaction of Foreign Workers in Taiwan's Construction Industry: The Mediating Role of Organizational Commitment|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Hsu, Li-Chun, and Liao, Pei-Wen|
|Journal||Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries|
|Volume||Article first published online: 16 APR 2015|
|Keywords||building trades, construction industry, foreign workers, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, Taiwan|
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among job characteristics, organizational commitment, and job satisfaction of foreign workers in Taiwan. Overall, 440 Thailand foreign workers were recruited and structural equation modeling was used to test the research hypotheses. The results of this study supported all proposed hypotheses. Job characteristics had a positive effect on job satisfaction of foreign workers. However, the results showed an indirect effect of job characteristics on job satisfaction via organizational commitment. Moreover, the findings suggested that job autonomy is better compared to other job characteristics. This study contributes to the existing literature by stressing the importance of such relationships in the cross-cultural management enterprises, particularly those concerning foreign workers.