Job Satisfaction: Determinants, Workplace Implications and Impacts on Psychological Well-Being


Rosalie Osbourne (Editor)

Series: Business Issues, Competition and Entrepreneurship
BISAC: PSY021000

Job satisfaction is a central concept in work and organizational psychology as it is associated with important individual as well as organizational outcomes. Work is the number one activity that occupies most of adults’ waking time. Being satisfied with one’s job, which is defined as a pleasurable or positive emotional state resulting from the appraisal of one’s job or job experience, is related to important work-related and health-related outcomes (e.g., higher job performance, organizational commitment, organizational citizenship behavior, life satisfaction, lower absenteeism and lower counterproductive work behavior). This book discusses determinants of job satisfaction as well as workplace implications and the impact job satisfaction has on the psychological well-being of individuals. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Predictors of Satisfaction with Career and Compensation among Physicians in a Multispecialty Academic Practice (pp. 1-14)
Sandhya K. Rao, M.D., Sara R. Lehrhoff, M.S., Andrea Litvak, M.Phil., Alexa B. Kimball, M.D., MPH, David F. Torchiana, M.D., and Timothy G. Ferris, M.D., MPH (Mass General Physicians Organization, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School)

Chapter 2 – Job Satisfaction and Well-Being among University Workers (pp. 15-40)
Pablo González-Rico, Maria José Chambel, Eloísa Guerrero and Francisco Cesário (Faculty of Education, University of Extremadura, Spain, and others)

Chapter 3 – Determinants of Job Satisfaction: Living One‘s Calling As a Neglected Predictor? (pp. 41-58)
Tamara Hagmaier and Andrea E. Abele (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)

Chapter 4 – A New Approach to Understanding the Dynamics of Job Satisfaction (pp. 59-72)
Alexis Bañón-Gomis and Pablo Ruiz-Palomino (Faculty of Business Administration, Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain, and others)

Chapter 5 – It Is Your Interest That Matters: Motivation Shapes Career Engagement Patterns (pp. 73-96)
Bick-har Lam, Chi-Keung Cheng, Zi Yan and Min Yang (Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The Hong Kong Institute of Education)

Chapter 6 – There Is No Fear in Love: The Giving of Social Support to Students Enhances Teachers‘ Career Development (pp. 97-112)
Bick-har Lam (Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The Hong Kong Institute of Education)

Chapter 7 – The Effect of Pay Cuts on Psychological Well-being and Job Satisfaction (pp. 113-126)
Stavros A. Drakopoulos and Katerina Grimani (University of Athens, Department of Philosophy and History of Science, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 8 – Job and Life Satisfaction in Association with Psychological Well-Being in Nursing (pp. 127-142)
Mateja Lorber (Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia)

Chapter 9 – Factors Determining EFL Teachers‘ Job Satisfaction in Intermediate Public Schools in the State of Kuwait (pp. 143-166)
Wafaa Salem Al-Yaseen, Ph.D. (Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, Kuwait University, Kifan, Kuwait)


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