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Job Satisfaction Increasing job satisfaction is important for its humanitarian value and for its financial benefit due to its effect on employee behavior Employees with higher job satisfaction Believe that the organization will be satisfying in the long rub Care about the quality of their work Are more committed to the organization Have higher retention rates and more productive For the purpose of our work we follow Porter and Lawler and define job satisfaction as peoples affective emotional response to their current job conditions We also carefully distinguish job satisfaction from its consequents Desire to stay with an organization is not a symptom of job satisfaction it is a consequence of job satisfaction As an independent factor desire to stay is also affected by other factors such as employees job security expectation about their future success in the organization Sources of Confusion Negative is stronger than positive Dissatisfaction seems to be more motivating than satisfaction In a similar way people often react more immediately and visibly to pain than to a pleasant stimulus Diminishing returns Frequently there is not a simple relationship between satisfaction and its consequences For example the greater the dissatisfaction the greater the motivation to quit Once people are basically satisfied they are no longer motivated to quit How will their behavior be different if they are wildly satisfied with their jobs They will still not be motivated to quit Thus one employee are satisfied with their jobs being wildly satisfied may not produce significantly different behavior This effect can cause managers to underestimate just how motivating job satisfaction is According to research when the following six factors were high job satisfaction was high When the following six factors were low job satisfaction was low These factors were most commonly found in organizations Job satisfaction is influenced by -Opportunity -Stress -Leadership -Work Standards -Fair Rewards -Adequate Authority Opportunity Employees are more satisfied
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