The Effects Of Job Satisfaction On Young Adulthood

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Work is a consequential part of everyone’s life from young adulthood to late adulthood. Job satisfaction is highly influenced by age and intrinsic factors such as meaningfulness. Gender differences in the work place are affected by the types of work and the pressures of household labor. Data taken from 96 participants as well as quotes from three individuals will help exemplify and explain these conditions. Scholarly Research Age was determined to be a good predictor of job satisfaction. As age increases we see that job satisfaction increases along with it. This phenomenon can be explained because in a person’s youth they tend to hold physically difficult, less complicated and less interesting jobs. As we age we move from entry level positions that are extremely repetitive to more intrinsically challenging and interesting jobs. Jobs become more interesting because you are more likely to be in a field you want to be in and you’re interested in it. You are more likely to find out that you dislike the field you’re in at a young age and then you quit and move into something you actually like. Higher level jobs tend to have more autonomy, more opportunity’s to move up in the company, and more meaningfulness. If your job is complex and challenges you every day, you have independence and an opportunity to advance, and you feel you are making a meaningful contribution then you are more likely to report high levels of job satisfaction. These are examples of intrinsic factors that
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