Job Satisfaction and Its Consequences

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JOB SATISFACTION AND ITS CONSEQUENCES

JOB SATISFACTION AND ABSENTEEISM

WHY DOESN’T JOB SATISFACTION HAVE A STRONGER RELATIONSHIP WITH ABSENTEEISM?

A person may attend work even when dissatisfied with her job because she cannot afford economically to miss work.

A person may be absent from his job when satisfied with his job because of a number of reasons such as personal illness, illness of a child, transportation issues (i.e., car broken down). In such circumstances, he may want to attend (have the behavioral intention of attending) but is unable to attend.

MODERATORS OF JOB SATISFACTION-ABSENTEEISM RELATIONSHIP

Here are some factors that change the relationship between job dissatisfaction and absenteeism and job
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High performers are less likely to quit their jobs in response to job dissatisfaction than are low performers.

JOB SATISFACTION AND PERFORMANCE

WHY DOESN’T JOB SATISFACTION HAVE A STRONGER RELATIONSHIP WITH PERFORMANCE?

A person who is dissatisfied with his job may perform his job well because he needs the money from the job and/or wants to make sure he retains his job in an economic downturn.

A person who is satisfied with her job may perform it poorly because her manager is weak and doesn’t enforce performance standards and discipline. In this case, this person is a slacker and the less she does or is required to do at work the happier she is.

A person who is part of a team is satisfied with her job and wants to do a good job is performing at an average level because her job requires the pre-work of another team member. This team members’ pre-work is often late and of poor quality which causes her job performance to suffer as well.

MODERATORS OF JOB SATISFACTION-PERFORMANCE RELATIONSHIP

Here are some factors that change the relationship between job satisfaction and performance.

1) Job Complexity. As the job becomes more complex, there is a stronger relationship between job satisfaction and performance. As a job becomes more complex, the individual job holder has more freedom/autonomy in performing her job. This is similar to a weak situation. In a weak situation, a person’s attitude will have more of

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