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dc.contributor.advisorBurns, Gary
dc.contributor.authorMcFerran, Michael William
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-01T16:35:48Z
dc.date.available2019-10-01T16:35:48Z
dc.date.created2019-07
dc.date.issued2019-07
dc.date.submittedJuly 2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11141/2938
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D) - Florida Institute of Technology, 2019.en_US
dc.description.abstractThere is substantial opportunity for I-O psychology to study and further understand the growing industry of gig work. The research gap in the limited domain of gig work prompted the exploration of studying what perceived job characteristics matter for crowdsource workers on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (MTurk) and whether job characteristics predict traditional workplace outcomes in the gig economy. Participants from MTurk allowed the research question to be efficiently assessed within a gig related crowdsourcing sample. This study demonstrated that traditional theories from I-O psychology can apply to crowdsource based work. Specifically, job characteristics were related to job satisfaction and organizational commitment, and were found to be further mediated by workers’ level of autonomous motivation. Worker seriousness, while not a significant moderator for all moderated mediation models, had a moderating impact on certain indirect effects. This study further adds to the limited, but growing, literature examining work in the gig economy and provides a furthering of the current understanding of crowdsource based work on MTurk.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcodeen_US
dc.titleJob Characteristics and Turker Motivation: A Crowdsource Study of Amazon Mechanical Turken_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2019-08-21T15:14:44Z
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy in Industrial/Organizational Psychologyen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineIndustrial/Organizational Psychologyen_US
thesis.degree.departmentPsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorFlorida Institute of Technologyen_US
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