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Concept of Job Satisifaction

How would you define job satisfaction?

I have the following information from reading but this needs to be expressed better.

Job satisfaction essentially represents employee's overall evaluation of their jobs, including feelings of positive affect toward their jobs or job situations.

Job satisfaction can be defined as an employee's overall evaluation of his or her job as favorable or unfavorable (e.g., Locke, 1976; Spector, 1997a). In this sense, job satisfaction is basically an employee's attitude toward his or her job (see Eagly & Chaiken, 1993).

Jex, S. M., & Britt, T. W. (2008). Organizational Psychology. A Scientist-Practitioner Approach (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons.

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I have condensed your definitions and added more about job satisfaction. My references are included. Thank you for using Brainmass.

There are many definitions for "job satisfaction". Locke & Weiss (2002) describe job satisfaction as "a pleasurable emotional state resulting from the appraisal of one's job". In other words, it is the person's state of mind in relation to their work and is influenced on factors such as the relationship with a supervisor, the physical environment, and how fulfilled they feel when accomplishing their work.
According to Jex & Brit (2008), job satisfaction can be ...

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