This article examines a number of factors related to job satisfaction among financial aid professionals. How well the job matches the individual's expectations of employment, regardless of intrinsic or extrinsic job orientation, accounts for the greater proportion of explained job satisfaction. The implications of these findings for management of financial aid offices are discussed. An earlier version of this paper was presented to the Southwestern Sociological Association.
Watts, W. David; Short, Alvin P.; and Well, Christopher B.
"Fitting the Professional to the Job: Idealism and Realism,"
Journal of Student Financial Aid: Vol. 17
, Article 2.
Available at: http://publications.nasfaa.org/jsfa/vol17/iss3/2