Interesting jobs that provide training variety

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Interesting jobs that provide training, variety, independence, and control satisfy most employees. Job satisfaction is positively correlated with life satisfaction, in that your attitudes and experiences in life spill over into your job approaches and experiences. Independence, feedback, social support, and interaction with coworkers outside the workplace are strongly related to job satisfaction even after accounting for characteristics of the work itself. For people who are poor, pay does correlate with job satisfaction and overall happiness. But once an individual reaches a level of comfortable living, the relationship between pay and job satisfaction virtually disappears. Money motivates people, but what motivates us does not necessarily make us happy. Research found that people who work for companies with fewer than 100 employees, who supervise others, whose jobs include caregiving, who work in a skilled trade, and who are not in their 40s are more likely to be happy in their jobs. Job satisfaction is not just about job conditions. Personality also plays a role. Core Self-Evaluation:
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The degree to which an individual likes or dislikes himself or herself, whether the person sees himself or herself as capable and effective, and whether the person feels in control of his or her environment or powerless over the environment. People with Positive core self-evaluations (who believe in their inner worth and basic competence) are more satisfied with their jobs than those with negative core self-evaluations. People with Negative core self-evaluations set less ambitious goals and are more likely to give up when they confront difficulties. Thus they are more likely to be stuck in boring, repetitive jobs than those with positive core self-evaluations. Consequences of Job Satisfaction Job Satisfaction and Productivity: Happy workers are more likely to be productive workers. the correlation between job satisfaction and job performance is quite strong, even across international contexts. The correlation is higher for complex jobs that provide employees with more discretion to act on their attitudes. Organizations with more satisfied employees tend to be more effective than organizations with fewer. Job Satisfaction and Organizational Citizenship Behaviour: Organizational Citizenship Behaviour (OCB): Discretionary behaviour that is not part of an employee’s formal job requirements, and is not usually rewarded, but that nevertheless promotes the effective functioning of the organization. OCB has been associated with the following workplace behaviours: Altruism, conscientiousness, loyalty, civic virtue, voice, functional participation, sportsmanship, courtesy, and advocacy participation. High OCB: Individuals will go beyond their usual job duties, providing performance that is beyond expectations.
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