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Job Satisfaction

Please address the following items:

o Define job satisfaction.
o Explain the impact that organizational socialization has on job satisfaction. (about 400 words please).

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According to the, job satisfaction is defined as: "Contentment (or lack of it) arising out of interplay of employee's positive and negative feelings toward his or her work." However, a more comprehensive definition of job satisfaction is as follows:

"Job satisfaction is defined as "the extent to which people like (satisfaction) or dislike (dissatisfaction) their jobs" (Spector, 1997, p. 2). This definition suggests job satisfaction is a general or global affective reaction that individuals hold about their job. While researchers and practitioners most often measure global job satisfaction, there is also interest in measuring different "facets" or "dimensions" of satisfaction. Examination of these facet conditions is often useful for a more careful examination of employee satisfaction with critical job factors. Traditional job satisfaction facets include: co-workers, pay, job conditions, supervision, nature of the work and benefits." (Williams, 2004) (cited in ...

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This solution defines job satisfaction and also explains the impact that organizational socialization has on job satisfaction. References are provided.