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The Antecedents and Consequences of Occupation Dissatisfaction for Technical R&D Personnel - test of the lower-level demand hypothesis

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DOI: 10.25236/icemet.2017.003


Yiqi Yang, Hong Li

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Yiqi Yang


The results showed that: (1) currently the main workplace dissatisfaction of technical R&D personnel in China are "low income", "low occupational security", "lack of organizational support" and "lack of respect and social status". The factor loading of "income" and "occupational security" are the highest, this means that the low-level demand of China technical R&D personnel are not satisfied, leading to the occupation dissatisfaction, and thus significantly affect the career shift tendency.(2) and in the analysis of the relationship between occupation dissatisfaction and career shift tendency, the significant adjustment of low-level demand is tested.


Technical R&D personnel, Occupation dissatisfaction, Low-level demand, High-level demand, Career shift tendency.