Examining Job Satisfaction

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  • Title: Examining Job Satisfaction: Causes, Outcomes, and Comparative Differences
  • Author(s): Jonathan H. Westover
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: On the Organization
  • Keywords: Job Satisfaction, Modern Workplace, Management, Human Resources
  • ISBN (pbk): 978-1-86335-825-5
  • ISBN (pdf): 978-1-86335-826-2
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-826-2/CGP
  • Citation: Westover, Jonathan H.. 2011. Examining Job Satisfaction: Causes, Outcomes, and Comparative Differences. Common Ground Research Networks. doi:10.18848/978-1-86335-826-2/CGP.
  • Extent: 515 pages

Abstract

In today’s shifting global economy and with the emergence of the technology and service-driven knowledge organization, requiring enhanced levels of organizational flexibility and innovation, how do we maximize the human capital potential of workers to enhance their ability to perform and add value in a hyper-intensive competitive global marketplace? What are the methods and strategies for effectively motivating employees and increasing the job satisfaction of workers? What are the important drivers of worker satisfaction? What are the important individual, organizational, and social outcomes of various job satisfaction levels? What are the individual, organizational, and societal differences in job satisfaction levels and its determinants? These are just some of the pressing questions facing the organizations of today. This edited collection provides a comprehensive introduction to job satisfaction and its wide sweeping impacts for the modern workplace, presenting a wide range of cross-disciplinary research in an organized, clear, and accessible manner. It will be informative to management academics and instructors, while also instructing organizational managers, leaders, and human resource development professionals of all types seeking to understand proven practices and methods to maximize their human capital potential and get the most out of workers that will drive an enhanced competitive advantage in an increasingly competitive global economy.