Dissertation Defense Announcement
The College of Education announces the final Dissertation of
for the degree of Doctor of Education
August 8, 2016 at 11:00 am in 123, Ball Hall
Major Advisor: Mitsunori Misawa, PhD
AN EXAMINATION OF CAREER SATISFACTION FOR MEDICAL LABORATORY PROFESSIONALS USING WLODKOWSKI'S MOTIVATIONAL FRAMEWORK
ABSTRACT: Based on Wlodkowski's theory of motivation, this survey research examined the medical laboratory scientists' job satisfaction with regard to the following motivational factors: inclusion, personal relevance, challenge, and competence. Using the convenient sampling technique, 334 medical laboratory scientists across the United States responded to an online survey. The correlational analyses were conducted. The results showed positive correlations between career satisfaction scores for medical laboratory scientists and: inclusion, personal relevance, and challenge. This study has implications for the medical laboratory science profession as changes in the laboratory could lead to increased satisfaction.