Job satisfaction is the degree to which individuals like their jobs. Some people enjoy work and find it to be a central part of life. Others hate to work and do so only because they must. This job attitude has been the subject of extensive research
in the domain of industrial-organisational psychology and organisational behaviour. A thorough account of the meaning, causes and consequences of this important employee attitude will be presented in this unit. First, the nature of job satisfaction will be discussed highlighting its historical antecedents, meaning and dimensions. Second, some major assessment techniques will be discussed. Third, an account of the antecedents or predictors of job satisfaction will be put forth. Finally, the outcomes of job satisfaction will be examined.