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The International Civil Servants at the United Nations

Fromuth and Raymond (1987, pp. 168) found that compensation, performance evaluation, promotion procedures, staff mobility, and termination procedures were the factors that most adversely affected the performance of international civil servants at the United Nations. The issue of job satisfaction among international civil servants at the United Nations was not addressed directly by Fromuth and Raymond (1987, pp. 168). Tassin (1989, pp. 8594) confirmed that compensation was a major source of dissatisfaction among international civil servants.

Herzberg (1966, p. 217), in the development of his twofactor theory of motivation and hygiene, demonstrated that an unsatisfactory status of some factors (identified as motivators) would not necessarily lead to substandard performance, while a satisfactory status in these same factors would lead to outstanding performance. Similarly, he demonstrated that a satisfactory status for other factors (identified as hygiene characteristics of an organizational position or role) would not

provide an incentive for individual performance, but that an unsatisfactory status in these same factors would create strong disincentives for performance. This motivation model provided the basis for an assumption upon which the research that will be performed for the proposed study will be based, to the effect that (1) an absence of job dissatisfaction could not be interpreted as an indication of job satisfaction, (2) an absence of job satisfaction could not be interpreted as an indication of job dissatisfaction, and (3) job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction can exist concurrently.

MacBride (1984, pp. 124) found that jobrelated stress outcomes are associated with both taskrelated stressors (which derive from specific duties required of those performing specific jobs), and contextrelated stressors (which derive from factors associated with an organizational environment). This stress model led to anoth...

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