CHAPTER III - "Job satisfaction is a amount of...

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"Job satisfaction is a amount of pleasure (or) contentment associated with a job. If you like your job intensely, you will experience high job satisfaction. If you dislike your job intensely, you will experience job- dissatisfaction." - Andrew .J. DuBrain When an employee is satisfied in his work and working condition he can be properly utilized to the commitment of the organization. The various determinants of job satisfaction are mentally challenging work, equitable rewards, supportive working condition, and supportive colleagues. Employees wants pay systems and promotion policies that can perceive as being just, unambiguous and in line with their expectations when pay is seen as fair based on job demands, individual skill level and community pay standards satisfaction is likely to result. There are theories to prove that job performance leads to job satisfaction Howler and Porter, 1967 developed by these two illustrates the similarity between performance and satisfaction. An employee who performs well in his job gets both intrinsic and extrinsic rewards which will be to his satisfaction. A poor performer will fell worse about his Incompetence and will receive fewer rewards. He (or) she will 21
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be less satisfied with his work. Job satisfaction refers to one's feeling towards one's job. It can only be inferred but not seen. It is often determined by how well outcome meet on exceeds expectation. Satisfaction in one's job means increased commitment in the fulfillment of formal requirement. Sources of job satisfaction: Several job elements contribute to job-satisfaction. The most important amongst them are wage, structure, and nature of work, promotion, chances, quality of supervision, work group and working conditions.
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Wages Nature of work Promotion chances Supervision Work group Working condition 21
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Wages play a significant role in job-satisfaction. This is because of two reasons. First money in an important instrument in fulfilling one's needs and second, employees often seen pay as a reflection of managements concern for them. Nature of the work: Most of the employees crave intellectual challenges on jobs. They tend to prefer being given opportunities to us their skills and abilities and being offered a variety of tasks, freedom and feedback on how well they are doing. Promotion: Promotional opportunities affect job satisfaction considerably. The desire of promotion is generally strong among employees as it involves change in job content, pay, responsible, independence, status etc. Supervision: There is a positive relationship between the quality of supervision and job satisfaction. Supervision who establish a supportive personal relationship with subordinates and take a personal intrest in them contribute to their employee satisfaction. 21
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