The Impact of Extent of Telecommuting on Job Satisfaction: Resolving Inconsistent Findings

@article{Golden2005TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Extent of Telecommuting on Job Satisfaction: Resolving Inconsistent Findings},
  author={Timothy D. Golden and John F. Veiga},
  journal={Journal of Management},
  year={2005},
  volume={31},
  pages={301 - 318}
}
Although popular management wisdom has suggested that telecommuting enhances job satisfaction, research has found both positive and negative relationships. In this study, the authors attempt to resolve these inconsistent findings by hypothesizing a curvilinear, inverted U-shaped relationship between the extent of telecommuting and job satisfaction. Using hierarchical regression analysis on a sample of 321 professional-level employees, their findings suggest a curvilinear link between extent of… 

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