job satisfaction

This is conventionally measured in interview surveys by asking a question along the lines of ‘How happy are you, overall, with your job?’, with 80-90 per cent of adults in industrial societies routinely responding that they are ‘satisfied’. Dissatisfaction is more often voiced in relation to specific aspects of a job, such as pay, promotion prospects, or conveniently flexible hours of work. Although job dissatisfaction, as defined by the standard question, is rare, research shows that it is closely associated with worker behaviour such as absence from work, job change, and labour turnover. See also work, subjective experience of.

Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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