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The Big 3- Chapter 1

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY 210
Professor
Karla Gingerich
Semester
Spring

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The Big 3 03/02/2014 o 1. Happy ⇒ Jobs with the highest rates of  satisfaction: jobs where people can feel like they’re giving back  to others. (Hair stylist rates high) Job Satisfaction: How happy you are in your job. ⇒  Affective Satisfaction: Your emotions about the job, how you feel about going to work,  how you feel when you’re there? Emotion based.  Behavioral Satisfaction: What you actually do on the job. Do you show up on time, do  you give effort while you’re there, what do your behaviors look like?  Cognitive Satisfaction: Your thoughts about the job. Do you get paid enough, are you  treated fairly, are you recognized for your work, is it worth the money?   Do these 3 always agree? No.   Considerations:  • State vs. Trait:  State: outside occurrences that influence our job satisfaction. Temporary  effect. Trait: Stable perceptions of job satisfaction. Experiment: Job satisfaction  predicted at age 50 by satisfaction   Applied  • Outcomes Other positive job attributes, when you like your job, it has a domino effect  of other positive things. Negatively related to absenteeism, when you dislike it its easier to call in  sick, take off early,  Negatively related to turnover.  • The “Holy Grail” of management: When you like your job you try harder.  What does they data say? It’s a we
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