Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1999

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



Committee Chair

Steve Schepman

Second Committee Member

Anthony Stahelski

Third Committee Member

Christie Newbill


The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of an organizational communication intervention on job satisfaction levels. Nineteen employees of a rural public health department served as the subjects of the study. Archival data was reviewed based on a pre and postjob satisfaction questionnaire administered to subjects in relation to a communication intervention. It was hypothesized that job satisfaction levels would increase as a result of an organizational communication intervention. Results of an independent !-test analysis for overall pre and postjob satisfaction scores did not support this hypothesis. Implications of the study and recommendations for future research are discussed.