Importance And Importance Of Job Satisfaction

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2.9. Importance of Job Satisfaction
Job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction can be seen in any work situation (Aziri 2011).
As noted by Munro, Rodwell and Harding (1998), job satisfaction has an important role in improving the performance of employees. Moreover, job satisfaction is vital to employees’ turnover & absenteeism as it tends to resign & early retirements at the time job satisfaction level of employees is low (Nabi, Syduzzaman & Munir 2016). It relates with different concepts like as satisfaction with pay, compensation benefits, job security, promotion opportunity and the challenge/ value of the job (Nguyen et al. 2003). Furthermore, job satisfaction is vital to employees who are concern on working conditions such as task variety,
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(2014) proved that job satisfaction has a vital positive impact on job performance based on his findings. Kaur (2015) noted that, job satisfaction links to organizational commitment, inspire to leave and absenteeism are often link to job satisfaction. Job satisfaction is related with the employee health problems including mental or psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, burnout and low- esteem (Faragher, Cass & Cooper 2005). Moreover, Siengthai and Pila-Ngarm (2016) noted employee job satisfaction as a vital source of motivation. Antoncic and Antoncic (2011) emphasizes that employee job satisfaction has a positive impact on four work dimensions; they are 1). general satisfaction with work, 2). Employee relationships, 3). Compensation, benefits and organizational culture and 4). loyalty of …show more content…
2011). Antoniou et al. (2003) noted that, stress resources such as demand of the career and high capacity of work predict the low job satisfaction.

According to previous research literature, we can identify workplace factors are directly influencing on the job satisfaction & stress, on the other hand stress affect to job satisfaction (Kirkcaldy et al. 1999; Leong et al. 1996; Lyne et al. 2000). Fletcher and Payne (1980) expressed that, high level of job satisfaction can simplify the impact of stress, while lack of job satisfaction can be a stress source. It means both job satisfaction and stress are interrelated.

Job satisfaction and job stress has an inverse relationship (Sullivan & Bhagat 1992). Fogarty (1996) also noted that there is negative relationship between the occupational stress and job satisfaction. Moreover, Fairbrother and Warn (2003) also proved that job satisfaction negatively relates to occupational stress. If an employee has low occupational stress, he has more job satisfaction than the employee who has high occupational stress (Johnson et al. 2005; Munro et al. 1998). Therefore, lower levels of job satisfaction are related to high levels of work stress (Landsbergis 1988; Terry et al. 1993). The result of some studies showed that there is a strong negative relationship between occupational stress and job satisfaction (Sweeney & Quirin

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