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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY324H5
Professor
Ulrich Schimmack
Semester
Fall

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PSY324 - Determinants of job satisfaction o Situational theories (bottom up theories)  What are good jobs?  The types of jobs and what it offers? o Dispositional theories (top-down theories)  Who are good/happy workers?  The people’s personality? o Interactionistic theories (fit theories)  Which combination of job characteristics and individuals’ characteristics is optional?  Right job for the right person - Job characteristics model o Intrinsically motivating jobs o Task identity  See work from start to finish o Task significance  Work important to society? o Skill variety  Different tasks o Autonomy  How much control over work? o Feedback  Evaluation of performance - Positive correlations among the first characteristic (r=.27-.47) o Positive correlations with well-being o Stress, burnout and job satisfaction (JS) o Most important seems to be autonomy (freedom) - Job satisfaction in US - Stability of job satisfaction o The stability d
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