Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Morse, Alan

Committee Member

Love, Adam

Committee Member

Vardaman, James

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Sports Administration

Degree Name

Master of Science


College of Education


Department of Kinesiology


The purpose of this study was to investigate the job constructs influencing campus recreation undergraduate student workers’ satisfaction and retention and how their job satisfaction relates to job retention. The job constructs measured against job satisfaction and retention were job embeddedness, perceived organizational support, perceived organizational prestige, and organizational commitment. An online survey was sent out for 14, four-year, public universities in two southeastern states. A total of 108 undergraduate student employees responded to the survey. Descriptive statistics and a correlation matrix were performed in order to analyze the data and the relationship between the variables. Three regressions were used to measure the significance of the variables relationship. This study’s results suggest that those students who are more committed to the organization are more likely to be satisfied with their job. Additionally, those students who are more embedded in their job are more likely to return to their job.



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