Job Satisfaction And Job Dissatisfaction

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According to Mosadeghard (as cited in Odembo 2013), job satisfaction is defined a cognitive state as to how an individual feels about their job. This means the job has an intrinsic and extrinsic motivation of employees to perform their job effectively. According to Spector (as cited in Aziri, 2011), there are three features of job satisfaction. Firstly is that organisations must value human values, meaning that each employee must be treated with respect and fairness, in this case this will lead to employees becoming effective. Secondly the behaviour of employees, if the employees have an impact on the functioning and activities within the organisation therefore positive behaviour will lead to job satisfaction, and negative behaviour will lead to job dissatisfaction. Lastly, organisational activities serve as indicators of job satisfaction. In each department within the organisation there are different levels of satisfaction which will determine which department need to increase their performance.
The factors that contribute to job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction are stress; well-being; motivation, and the elements of job satisfaction are recognition for a job well done; a healthy work environment; meaningful work; equitable compensation; the chance to work with interesting, motivated and responsible people; as well as job flexibility (Health Works, 2014).
A couple of studies have proven that satisfaction has a strong relation to subjective well-being. These studies

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