Distilling the vast literature on this most frequently studied variable in organizational behavior, Paul E. Spector provides students and professionals with a pithy overview of the research and application of job satisfaction.
In addition to discussing the nature of and techniques for assessing job satisfaction, this text summarizes the findings regarding how people feel toward work, including cultural and gender differences in job satisfaction, personal and organizational antecedents, potential consequences, and interventions to improve job satisfaction. Students, researchers, and practitioners will particularly appreciate the extensive list of references and the Job Satisfaction Survey included in the Appendix. This book includes the latest research and new topics including the business case for job satisfaction, customer service, disabled workers, leadership, mental health, organizational climate, virtual work, and work-family issues. Further, paulspector.com features an ongoing series of blog articles, links to assessments mentioned in the book, and other resources on job satisfaction to coincide with this text.
This book is ideal for professionals, researchers, and undergraduate and graduate students in industrial and organizational psychology and organizational behavior, as well as in specialized courses on job attitudes or job satisfaction..
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Nature of Job Satisfaction
Chapter 2. The Assessment of Job Satisfaction
Chapter 3. How People Feel About Work
Chapter 4. Environmental and Job Factors
Chapter 5. Personality and Person-Job Fit
Chapter 6. Behavior and Performance
Chapter 7. Physical and Mental Health
Chapter 8. Interventions to Improve Job Satisfaction
Paul E. Spector is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Florida, USA. He currently teaches Executive Doctor of Business Administration students in the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida.