Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Counseling Psychology & Community Services
Cindy L. Juntunen
The current study employed online collection of self-report demographic data as
well self-report aspects of job satisfaction such as: positive affectivity, self-efficacy,
work-related goal progress, work-related goal support, and work conditions. Each
consenting participant completed the same set of online questionnaires. Several
participants chose to expand upon some of the unique stressors they experience as rural
mental health providers in follow-up emails. Results of path analysis did not find the
expected fit of observed data to the proposed structural model. Multiple regression
analyses provided data about the importance of positive affectivity, work conditions,
work-related goal support, and work-related goal progress to job satisfaction as reported
by the rural mental health providers sampled. Implications for theory, research, and
clinical practice are presented.
Martin, Erin L., "Measuring Job Satisfaction For Rural Mental Health Providers: A Social Cognitive Career Theory Approach" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 1927.