2004
Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0921-5077
  • E-ISSN: 1875-7235

Abstract

Job satisfaction: result of job characteristics, work values, or both?

Job satisfaction: result of job characteristics, work values, or both?

Marije Evers, Jan Fekke Ybema & Peter Smulders, Gedrag & Organisatie, Volume 19, Maart 2006, nr. 1, pp. 37-52

This paper explores how job characteristics and work values influence job satisfaction in a sample of the Dutch working population (N = 4009). In accordance with the Vitamin Model, we expected that the presence of a job characteristic would only lead to (increased) job satisfaction under certain circumstances. In this study, we hypothesised that a job characteristic would lead to increased job satisfaction especially in cases of a good fit between work value and job characteristic. Some studies showed that such a good fit contributed to job satisfaction, while other studies found little or no evidence. Our research showed that the hypothesis held true in three out of seven cases. In other words, a good fit between work value and job characteristic sometimes resulted in higher levels of job satisfaction. Our paper therefore concludes that not only are work characteristics important for job satisfaction, but also the extent to which work values and work characteristics coincide.

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