The Relationship between Job Satisfaction and Other Important Individual, Organizational, and Social Outcomes

By Jonathan H. Westover.

Published by The International Journal of Science in Society

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As work continues to be a very important part of our everyday lives, and as the nature of work has been changing the past several decades due in large part to an increasingly global economy, researchers across academic disciplines have continued to closely examine job satisfaction and its relationship to a variety of important individual, organizational, and social outcomes. This paper summarizes the empirical and theoretical research advancements in these areas over the past several decades and suggests considerations for continued future examination of job satisfaction and its outcomes.

Keywords: Job Satisfaction, Social Outcomes, Organizational Outcomes, Individual Outcomes

The International Journal of Science in Society, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.63-76. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 524.122KB).

Dr. Jonathan H. Westover

Assistant Professor of Business, Woodbury School of Business, Utah Valley University, Lehi, Utah, USA

Dr. Jonathan H. Westover is an Assistant Professor of Business at Utah Valley University. He received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Sociology (Sociology of Work and Organizations; Comparative International Sociology) from the University of Utah. Additionally, 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. His ongoing research examines issues of global development, work-quality characteristics, and the determinants of job satisfaction cross-nationally.