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An employee's attitudes about various dimensions of his or her job. Attitudes are predispositions that are learned through direct and vicarious experiences and are composed of beliefs and thoughts, feelings and emotions, and intentions to act in a certain way toward an object, person, or situation. Researchers have identified over 20 dimensions of job satisfaction, including the work itself, the quality of supervision, relationships with coworkers, pay, status, and opportunities for promotion. Job satisfaction may be measured with a single question that assesses one's general satisfaction with the job, such as “Overall how satisfied are you with your job?” A second method summarizes responses to questionnaire items, measuring two or more dimensions of job satisfaction to calculate a global rating. A third approach assesses satisfaction ...

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