An Individual 's Job Satisfaction Level

1220 Words Dec 7th, 2015 5 Pages
“The entrepreneurial life is one of challenge, work, dedication, perseverance, exhilaration, agony, accomplishment, failure, sacrifice, control, powerlessness…but ultimately, extraordinary satisfaction” – David S. Rose An individual’s job satisfaction level depends on several aspects of their work life, work life is never stagnant and therefore the level of satisfaction is bound to change over time. Some of the key factors that effect job satisfaction are Autonomy to take decisions, cooperation with colleagues, social climate, autonomy to decide how to do the work, the kind of work one is doing, income and many other factors. Even though work is a very important aspect of every individual’s life, their level of satisfaction has an effect on their overall productivity. If a person isn’t giving their 100 percent while performing a task, or doesn’t enjoy it, they outcome generally isn’t as good as someone who is really into it. A numerous amount of scholars have taken it upon them to try and figure out what aspects help maximize job satisfaction. Many scholars have tried to define the term job satisfaction and due to all the different aspects, they have all come up with slightly varied definitions. One of the most well known ones is by Edwin A. Locke, he stated that, “ Job satisfaction is the pleasurable emotional state resulting from the appraisal of one’s job as achieving or facilitating one’s job values” (Locke, 1969, p.137). He talks about job satisfaction as an affect…
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