Theoretical and Empirical Developments in Linking Job Quality Characteristics to Worker Satisfaction
As work plays such an increasingly important role in our everyday lives, it is important to understand the changing nature of workplace characteristics that impact us so much. Particularly, job satisfaction, along with its many individual, organizational, and societal correlates can be directly impacted by the nature of the workplace. This paper examines the theoretical and empirical developments in the literature linking job quality characteristics and worker satisfaction. Additional, suggestions for continued future research directions are also discussed.
||Job Satisfaction, Work Quality, Theory, Research
The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp.203-208.
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Assistant Professor of Business, Woodbury School of Business, Utah Valley University, Lehi, Utah, USA
Jonathan H. Westover is an Assistant Professor of Business at Utah Valley University. He received a Master of Public Administration degree with an emphasis in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. As a doctoral student in sociology at the University of Utah, his research interests combined Comparative International Sociology and Organizational Sociology. His ongoing research examines issues of global development, work-quality characteristics, and the determinants of job satisfaction cross-nationally.
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