The Role of Job Satisfaction in Increasing Job Performance

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Job Satisfaction-Job Performance Table of Contents Executive Summary 1 The Role of Job Satisfaction in Increasing Job Performance 2 Introduction 2 Relationship between Job Satisfaction and Job Performance 3 Job Satisfaction and Job Performance Analyzed 3 How Job Satisfaction Affects Overall Job Performance 5 Direct and Indirect Effects of Job Performance on Job Satisfaction 6 The Role of Mediating Factors 9 Conflicting Models of Job Satisfaction-Job Performance 10 Conclusion 11 References 11 Executive Summary The relationship between job satisfaction and job performance needs to be analyzed before a decision can be made to increase job satisfaction to positively affect job performance. Conventional opinion holds that increased levels of job satisfaction leads to increased job performance. Empirical evidence does not validate such a strong correlation. Alternative models exist that describe job satisfaction and job performance having mutual influence on one another as well as no influence at all. Job performance may also be enhanced through organizational and personal factors like reward systems and self-esteem. Job performance itself has multiple aspects and each aspect can be affected through different means. A simplistic correlation between job satisfaction and job performance should be avoided. Job performance can be improved by providing training and development opportunities to employees. The Role of Job Satisfaction in Increasing Job
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