Personal satisfaction relative to the work situation.
The extent to which employees are content with the work they do and the conditions which they work under.
the feelings or ‘affective response' someone experiences in a job role. Some researchers argue that it is possible to capture the level of job satisfaction with one question. Others suggest we can have strong negative feelings about one aspect of our job (e.g. pay) but feel positive about other facets of it (e.g. colleagues). In addition, researchers have developed sophisticated models of the key components of our ‘affective response' to work which map the nature and intensity of feelings. Job satisfaction has been treated as both a cause and effect of other organizational variables such as ‘burnout' and ‘work performance'.
Content ment with objectives, responsibilities and general work ing conditions. [D02908] RMW
A multi-dimensional psychophysical measure that compares a person's opinions about job requirements to individual goals for meaningful work.
The contentment you feel when you have done something right.
Used to define how an employee feels regarding their job, work environment, pay, benefits, etc.
Job satisfaction describes how content an individual is with his or her job. It is a relatively recent term since in previous centuries the jobs available to a particular person were often predetermined by the occupation of that person's parent. There are a variety of factors that can influence a person's level of job satisfaction; some of these factors include the level of pay and benefits, the perceived fairness of the promotion system within a company, the quality of the working conditions, leadership and social relationships, and the job itself (the variety of tasks involved, the interest and challenge the job generates, and the clarity of the job description/requirements).