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Workplace Stressors and Job Satisfaction

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1) What are some of the theoretical approaches to job satisfaction? Which one of these approaches makes the most sense to you? Why?

2) Which workplace stressors have the greatest effect on you? Why? How do you manage these stressors?

*Include a short personal insight that relates each question to specific work experiences in a school.

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What are some of the theoretical approaches to job satisfaction? Which one of these approaches makes the most sense to you? Why?

According to Jex and Britt, "There are three general approaches to explaining the development of job satisfaction: (1) job characteristics, (2) social information processing, and (3) dispositional approaches" (2008, p. 137). The job characteristics approach is used by employees to determine their level of satisfaction with their jobs. There are several models that measure job satisfaction relevant to the job conditions. These models measure several facets including supervision, pay, and working conditions. The social information processing approach explains job satisfaction is based on social information and social influence. For example, if several people believe that you have a good job, you may believe this also. The third general approaches are dispositional approaches. Dispositional approaches are based on the premise that people generally have an optimistic, negative, or positive disposition about their job.

Of these three approaches, I believe that the approach that influences people the most depends on the person. For example, if an individual is very concerned ...

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In 724 words and with 4 references included, this solution outlines the theoretical approaches to job satisfaction as well as workplace stressors that could interfere.

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