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Job Satisfaction and Human Behavior

Job Satisfaction and Human Behavior

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Published by Edgardo M. delacruz

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Published by: Edgardo M. delacruz on Aug 27, 2009
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 Job satisfaction describes how contentedan individual is with his or her job.It has been defined as a pleasurableemotional state resulting from the appraisalof one’s job; an affective reaction to one’sob; and an attitude towards one’s job. Thisdefinition suggests that we form attitudestowards our jobs by taking into account ourfeelings, our beliefs, and our behaviors.
 
Models of Job Satisfaction
Affect Theory
 
 The main premise of this theory is that satisfactionis determined by a discrepancy that how much onevalues a given facet of work (e.g. the degree of autonomyin a position) moderates how satisfied/dissatisfied onebecomes when expectations are/aren’t met. When aperson values a particular facet of a job, his satisfactionis more greatly impacted both positively (whenexpectations are met) and negatively (when expectationsare not met), compared to one who doesn’t value thatfacet.

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