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Distilling the vast literature on this frequently studied variable in organizational behaviour research, Paul E Spector provides the student and professional with a pithy overview of the application, assessment, causes and consequences of job satisfaction. In addition to discussing the nature of and techniques for assessing job satisfaction, the author summarizes the findings concerning how people feel towards work, including: cultural and gender differences in job satisfaction and personal and organizational causes; and potential consequences of job satisfaction and dissatisfaction. Students and researchers will particularly appreciate the extensive list of references and the Job Satisfaction Survey included in the Appendix.

The Assessment of Job Satisfaction
The assessment of job satisfaction

Job satisfaction is usually measured with interviews or questionnaires administered to the job incumbents in question. Although interviews are used in some cases, most research is done with questionnaires. This is because interviews are expensive and time consuming to conduct. By contrast, one can ...

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