Affective Event Theory Analysis

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There are several theories that were invented as theories that analysis the prevalence of employee and job satisfaction. Since well employee satisfaction is influenced by being satisfied in the workplace, the theories should cover both concepts in order to elaborate more on both concepts. The following are some of the theories invented to elaborate the relationship between both concepts and they are as follows:

 Affective Event Theory
According to Thompson and Phua (2001), cited by Ali, Edwin and Tirimba (2015: 419) the affective event theory was developed by Psychologist Howard M. Weiss and Russell Cropanzano to explain how emotions and moods influence job satisfaction. The theory explains the linkages between employees’ internal influences …show more content…

The theory implies that during a social exchange, a person identifies the amount of input gained from a relationship compared to the output, as well as how much effort another person’s puts forth. Based on Adam (1965) theory, Huseman, Hatfield and Miles (1987) further suggest that if an employee thinks there is an inequity between two social groups or individuals, the employee is likely to be distressed or dissatisfied because the input and the output are not equal. The major concern in equity theory is about payment and therefore the cause of concern of equity or inequity in most cases in organisations. According to Adams (1963), when a person becomes aware of inequity, it causes a reaction in them, potentially some form of tension that is proportional to the magnitude of inequity present. It is because of this tension that an individual might react in a way that reduces the tension in him.
 Job Characteristics Theory Hackman and Oldham (1976); Schermerhorn (1984); Hellriegel, Jackson and Slocum (1999) and Dugguh (2008) cited by Ali et al. (2015: 419) proposed a framework to study how particular job characteristics affect job outcomes and job satisfaction. The framework states that there are a number of core job characteristics that impact on job outcomes and they are:
• Variety of skills: it includes the degree to which a job requires a variety of different activities in carrying out the work and involves the use of different skills and talents of the

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