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American workers saying about job satisfaction

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

In regard to an individual's mind set or personal feeling, job satisfaction can be classified as the temperament of their work. Job satisfaction is normally influenced by a variety of factors, such as, success, gratification, physical environment, pressure at work, stress level, and relationship with management. Job satisfaction is an important mechanism to employees in the organization. More importantly, discovering what motivates employees along with what makes them happy are contributors to organization success. Job satisfaction levels usually increase when employees know that their issues are being addressed.

What are American workers saying about job satisfaction? Visit these web sites to find out:

Glen, P. (2008). Job satisfaction: It's highly overrated. Retrieved from,10801,87372,00.html

Jost, J. (2008). Mind the job satisfaction gap: HR professionals underestimate intensity of employee job searches and employees fall victim to "grass is greener" syndrome. Retrieved from

Find at least three scholarly journal articles that explore job satisfaction in the United States and two other countries of your choice. Compare job satisfaction in the United States to these other two countries. These are some possible research directions: What indicators are used to determine job satisfaction ratings? How does quality of life factor into worker perspectives? Are there any global differences in definitions and expectations? How do management practices affect the research results? How will this research affect your management practices and policies?

Reflect on your survey results and consolidate your findings, referencing the thinking points listed above, in an APA-formatted paper (not including the title page, reference list, or appendices). Reference at least four resources in your paper. Your writing should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Responses should reflect graduate-level writing standards and have no spelling, grammar, or syntax errors.

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Comparison of Job Satisfaction in US, UK & Japan


Job satisfaction is the level to which people like their occupations. Some people like their work and perform significantly as it is a fundamental part of their life whereas on the other hand some people don't like their job and they work just for fulfilling their own requirements or needs. Job satisfaction pertains to one's impressions or outlook in regard to the nature of their job (Spector, 1997). It can be tempted by making use of a number of factors like the value of one's association with their superior, the lineament of the physical environment in which employees work and function, level of satisfaction in their job, etc.

With the understanding of job satisfaction and its importance, it can be said that analyzing the drives and effects of these crucial employee attitudes is one of the key spheres of organizational behaviour and industrial-organizational psychology. With its ever increasing importance more and more studies have been undertaken to analyze job satisfaction in present business organizations. Rather than evaluating some other factors organizations are giving significant importance to this factor as until or unless an organization does not have satisfied employees, it will not be able to develop committed employees that will assist in assured growth and success.

Nowadays in organizations, the evaluation of employee attitudes like job satisfaction has turned into a quite common activity and it is due to the concern of management in regard to physical and psychological comfort of their employee. Here, in this paper we will also undertake an analysis of Job satisfaction in three countries US, UK & Japan. This analysis of job satisfaction of three countries will assist us in understanding it significantly along with the trends and measures followed by this organizational variable. In the end, of the paper the survey results along with consolidated findings will be demonstrated so that final conclusions and recommendations can be made easily.

Job Satisfaction in US

All of us are aware with the continuous complaints in the level of job satisfaction in US. The complaints regarding retrenchment, standstill jobs, blow out, and worker disaffection in America is heard frequently. In spite of these frequent complaints it is believed that the level of job satisfaction in US is both high and has demonstrated almost no change from last four centuries (Smith, 2007). This could also be understood with the specific figures. The percent of Americans quenched with the work they perform averaged 86% throughout 1972 to 2006 and 48% rate themselves in the top class of being very satisfied with their job.

On the other hand, only 4% says that they are very disgruntled with their job. This job satisfaction levels of America evidences that from last four centuries the job satisfaction ratings are constant that never went down the level of 82% and not passed the level of 89% (Smith, 2007). In spite of these ratings there has been seen some positive movements in the ratings of job satisfaction. The three most current surveys undertaken, from the period of 2002-2006 shown results in terms of % very satisfied 51%, 51% and 49% that are somewhat higher than ...

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What American workers are saying about job satisfaction is examined.