JOB
SATISFACTION




JOB SATISFACTION

JOB SATISFACTION RELATED TOPICS

JOB SATISFACTION: HOW TO MAKE WORK MORE REWARDING

WHAT IS JOB SATISFACTION?

WHAT IS JOB SATISFACTION RELATED TOPICS

HOW TO IMPROVE JOB SATISFACTION?

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JOB
SATISFACTION




Job satisfaction is how content an individual is with his or her job.
Scholars and human resource professionals generally make a distinction
between affective job satisfaction and cognitive job satisfaction.
Affective job satisfaction is the extent of pleasurable emotional feelings
individuals have about their jobs overall, and is different to cognitive
job satisfaction which is the extent of individuals’ satisfaction with
particular facets of their jobs, such as pay, pension arrangements, working
hours, and numerous other aspects of their jobs.

At its most general level of conceptualization, job satisfaction is simply
how content an individual is with his or her job. At the more specific levels
of conceptualization used by academic researchers and human resources
professionals, job satisfaction has varying definitions. Affective job
satisfaction is usually defined as an unidimensional subjective construct
representing an overall emotional feeling individuals have about their job
as a whole.

Hence, affective job satisfaction for individuals reflects the degree of
pleasure or happiness their job in general induces.

Cognitive job satisfaction is usually defined as being a more objective
and logical evaluation of various facets of a job. As such, cognitive job
satisfaction can be unidimensional if it comprises evaluation of just one
aspect of a job, such as pay or maternity leave, or multidimensional if
two or more facets of a job are simultaneously evaluated. Cognitive job
satisfaction does not assess the degree of pleasure or happiness that
arises from specific job facets, but rather gauges the extent to which
those job facets are judged by the job holder to be satisfactory in
comparison with objectives they themselves set or with other jobs. While
cognitive job satisfaction might help to bring about affective job
satisfaction, the two constructs are distinct, not necessarily directly
related, and have different antecedents and consequences.



Job satisfaction
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Job_satisfaction



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JOB
SATISFACTION
RELATED
TOPICS




Aptitude
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aptitude

Core self-evaluations
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_self-evaluations

Person-environment fit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Person-environment_fit

Personality-Job Fit Theory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personality-Job_Fit_Theory

Organizational Justice
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organizational_Justice

Onboarding
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onboarding

Quality of working life
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quality_of_working_life

Stigma management
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stigma_management



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JOB SATISFACTION:
HOW TO MAKE
WORK MORE
REWARDING




Stress mounts when job satisfaction falls. Here's a look at some of
the causes of job dissatisfaction — and practical ways to boost job
satisfaction.


Do you find yourself dreading the start of the workweek?

Or wishing the current workday away?

Are you no longer enthusiastic about your job?

In a challenging economy, you may not feel that you can simply change
jobs — but you might be able to change how you think about your job
to improve your job satisfaction.



Understand the link between work approach and job satisfaction


If you've gone sour on your job, take some time to think about what
motivates and inspires you — and how you approach your work.



For example:


It's a job. If you approach work as a job, you focus primarily on the
financial rewards. The nature of the work may hold little interest for
you. What's important is the money. If a job with more pay comes your
way, you'll likely move on.

It's a career. If you approach work as a career, you're likely interested
in advancement. Your current job may just be a steppingstone to your
ultimate goal. What's important is to be regarded as a success in your field.

It's a calling. If you approach your job as a calling, you focus on the
work itself. You're less interested in financial gain or career advancement,
preferring instead to find a sense of fulfillment from the work itself.


One approach isn't necessarily better, and you might find elements of all
three perspectives important. Still, if you're unsatisfied with your job,
it's helpful to reflect on why you work. Think about what originally drew
you to your current job, and whether it may be a factor in your lack of
job satisfaction. Understanding what motivates you in your work can help
you reframe your expectations and make choices to increase your satisfaction.



Consider strategies to improve job satisfaction


Regardless of why you work, there are strategies that can help breathe new
life into your job.



For example:


Create new challenges. Take on a project that can motivate you and give you
a sense of control. Start small, such as organizing a work-related celebration,
before moving on to larger goals. Working on something you care about can boost
your confidence and job satisfaction.

Mentor a colleague. Once you've mastered a job, you may find it too routine.
Helping a new team member or an intern advance his or her skills can restore
the challenge and the job satisfaction you desire.

Expand your skills. If you're feeling bored, ask your supervisor about cross-
training. Perhaps you could train for new or additional tasks. If your company
is launching a new project, volunteer for the team.

Learn from your mistakes. Don't let setbacks erode your job satisfaction. When
you make a mistake at work, learn from it and try again. If you receive a less
than stellar appraisal, ask about attending seminars or taking classes to
improve your performance.

Stay positive. Use positive thinking to reframe your thoughts about your job.
When you catch yourself thinking your job is terrible, stop the thought in its
tracks. Remember, everyone encounters good days and bad days on the job.

Be grateful. Gratitude can help you focus on what's positive about your job. Ask
yourself, "What am I grateful for at work today?" If it's only that you're having
lunch with a friendly colleague, that's OK. Find at least one thing you're grateful
for and savor it.

Nurture your passion. If your job satisfaction has waned, but seeking a new job
isn't a realistic option, you might consider your current job as a welcome paycheck
that allows you to focus your energy on interests outside of work. Sometimes work
is simply a means to enjoy those things you're truly passionate about.



More job satisfaction can mean less stress


Whether your work is a job, a career or a calling, you can take steps to restore
meaning to your job. Make the best of difficult work situations by maintaining a
positive attitude. Be creative as you think of ways to change your circumstances —
or how you view your circumstances. Doing so can help you manage your stress and
experience the rewards of your profession.



Job satisfaction: How to make work more rewarding
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/job-satisfaction/WL00051



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WHAT IS
JOB SATISFACTION?




Job satisfaction is a business term that refers to a person’s contentment
with his or her job. Numerous factors can contribute to an employee’s
satisfaction or dissatisfaction in the workplace. Such factors can include
the work environment, employee relations, and salary. Although an individual’s
perception of his or own job contentment is usually subjective, there are
methods that employers can use to quantify responses to employee surveys and
other similar measurement tools. They can then implement measures to help
foster job satisfaction among workers. Ultimately, though, it may be up to
individual employees to ensure their own contentment.

Over time, different theories have evolved regarding the perceived connections
between job satisfaction and other variables such as workplace productivity.
According to some human resources professionals, for instance, employee
satisfaction typically leads to increased motivation, which then results in
improved performance. Some studies have shown, however, that this is not
necessarily the case; they have concluded that job satisfaction and productivity
might both be associated with another variable such as an employee’s personality,
but that satisfaction alone does not necessarily cause higher productivity.

Even if workplace satisfaction does not directly result in higher productivity,
it can still be valuable because it often leads to lower rates of employee turnover.
When satisfied with their jobs, workers do not tend to feel like they are easily
replaceable. In turn, they are apt to be more loyal to their employers and remain
in their positions.


What Is Job Satisfaction?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-job-satisfaction.htm



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WHAT IS
JOB SATISFACTION
RELATED
TOPICS




What Is the Connection Between Personality and Job Performance?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-connection-between-personality-and-job-performance.htm

What Is Achievement Motivation Theory?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-achievement-motivation-theory.htm

What Is the Connection Between Job Satisfaction and Productivity?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-connection-between-job-satisfaction-and-productivity.htm

What Is the Connection Between Job Satisfaction and Customer Satisfaction?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-connection-between-job-satisfaction-and-customer-satisfaction.htm

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http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-connection-between-job-satisfaction-and-performance.htm

What Is the Connection Between Attitudes and Job Satisfaction?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-connection-between-attitudes-and-job-satisfaction.htm

What Are the Different Methods of Measuring Job Satisfaction?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-different-methods-of-measuring-job-satisfaction.htm



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HOW TO
IMPROVE
JOB SATISFACTION?




If you're feeling burnt out on your job and can't find a good reason
to go in to work each day, it may not be a job change you need. You
can improve your own job satisfaction by changing your attitude and
keeping a positive outlook on your work life.



Instructions


1. Go into work with a positive attitude. Instead of thinking of it
as a daily grind and a way to make money, think of your job as an
adventure and a challenge. Stay focused on the positive aspects of
your job.

2. Set daily goals. If you're working to achieve a goal each day,
you might find yourself looking forward to the day-to-day challenge.
Set achievable goals and you will gain a sense of satisfaction from
successfully reaching them.

3. Alleviate boredom by breaking up the monotony of your day. Listen
to music while you work and take occasional breaks to get up and move
around. If you have the flexibility to change your tasks, do so to
give your day some variety.

4. Keep good relations with your supervisor and co-workers. Be friendly
and positive; your good attitude will wear off on others. Recognize that
you're all on the same team and working toward the same goal.

5. Take some time off. Sometimes you can feel burnt out at work if you
haven't had time for relaxation. Take a few days off and go somewhere
where you can relax and recharge. You can go back to work totally
refreshed.




Tips & Warnings


Avoid office gossip. Not only can it hurt your relationships with other
people, but it harbors negative energy and doesn't do anything to create
a positive work environment.



How to Improve Job Satisfaction
http://www.ehow.com/how_2120315_improve-job-satisfaction.html#ixzz2Vokomxzv



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HOW TO
IMPROVE
JOB SATISFACTION
RELATED
TOPICS




Relationship Between Job Satisfaction & Salary
http://www.ehow.com/facts_5717767_relationship-between-job-satisfaction-salary.html

How to Motivate Employees
http://www.ehow.com/how_2076757_motivate-employees.html

Ways to Improve Satisfaction in a Job Setting
http://www.ehow.com/info_8395594_ways-improve-satisfaction-job-setting.html

How to Improve Your Employees' Job Satisfaction
http://www.ehow.com/how_7542447_improve-employees-job-satisfaction.html

Importance of Job Satisfaction & Organizational Behavior
http://www.ehow.com/info_8481669_importance-job-satisfaction-organizational-behavior.html

The Best Ways to Improve Customer Satisfaction
http://www.ehow.com/way_5314520_ways-improve-customer-satisfaction.html

How to Increase Motivation and Job Satisfaction
http://www.ehow.com/how_12074472_increase-motivation-job-satisfaction.html

How to Improve Organizational Job Satisfaction
http://www.ehow.com/how_10010944_improve-organizational-job-satisfaction.html

What Are Ways to Increase Job Satisfaction?
http://www.ehow.com/info_12024805_ways-increase-job-satisfaction.html

How to Improve Job Performance and Satisfaction
http://www.ehow.com/how_10019565_improve-job-performance-satisfaction.html

Ideas to Improve Job Performance
http://www.ehow.com/list_6292474_ideas-improve-job-performance.html

What Is the Role of Job Satisfaction on Retention?
http://www.ehow.com/info_12086879_role-job-satisfaction-retention.html

Factors of Employee Productivity & Satisfaction
http://www.ehow.com/list_6773774_factors-employee-productivity-satisfaction.html

How to Improve on the Job
http://www.ehow.com/how_7565677_improve-job.html

Ideas to Improve Productivity at Work
http://www.ehow.com/info_8407899_ideas-improve-productivity-work.html

How To Increase Worker Morale
http://www.ehow.com/how_5876463_increase-worker-morale.html

Ways to Improve Satisfaction in a Job Setting
http://www.ehow.com/info_8395594_ways-improve-satisfaction-job-setting.html

How to Maintain Employee Satisfaction
http://www.ehow.com/how_7579774_maintain-employee-satisfaction.html

How to Improve Your Job Performance
http://www.ehow.com/how_2337673_improve-job-performance.html

How Can Information Technology Improve Productivity?
http://www.ehow.com/way_5335891_can-information-technology-improve-productivity.html

HR Projects on Job Satisfaction & Motivation
http://www.ehow.com/info_8621653_hr-projects-job-satisfaction-motivation.html



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JOB
SATISFACTION
LINKS




10 Psychological Keys to Job Satisfaction
http://www.spring.org.uk/2011/07/10-psychological-keys-to-job-satisfaction.php

Creating Job Satisfaction
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newCDV_94.htm

EMPLOYEE ATTITUDES AND JOB SATISFACTION
http://utm.edu/staff/mikem/documents/jobsatisfaction.pdf

How to Find Job Satisfaction
http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/how-to-find-job-satisfaction/

How to Improve Job Satisfaction
http://www.scontrino-powell.com/2012/how-to-improve-job-satisfaction/

Job Satisfaction
http://www.enotes.com/job-satisfaction-reference/job-satisfaction

Job Satisfaction
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/job-satisfaction/

Job Satisfaction
http://managementhelp.org/personalwellness/job-satisfaction.htm

Job Satisfaction
http://www.careerkey.org/career-options/job-satisfaction.html

Job Satisfaction: Putting Theory Into Practice
http://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1000/p26.html

Job Satisfaction Survey
http://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/job-satisfaction-survey/



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