Evaluation of Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction

Contemporary Economics, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 57-72, 2014

16 Pages Posted: 10 May 2014

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Barbara Sypniewska

University of Finance and Management

Date Written: March 31, 2014


The term "job satisfaction" is derived from the humanities, psychology and sociology. In the field of psychology, it is a state where an employee has an emotional perception of his situation and reacts with feelings of pleasure or pain. In sociology, it is considered a variable in different categories related to how each employee evaluates and thinks about his work. Job satisfaction is closely related to the performance and quality of work performed by an employee and, consequently, translates into the success of an organization, because a satisfied employee builds and participates in the success of any organization. This article presents the results of the research conducted by the author in 2012 on a sample of 215 people. Respondents represented different organizations. The aim of the study was to identify and assess the significance of individual factors influencing satisfaction and dissatisfaction with work and demonstrate their impact on the overall assessment of job satisfaction. The study showed that between the weight attributed to individual factors and overall job satisfaction there are many statistically significant correlations referring mainly to selected on the basis of analysis respondents’ groups. The study confirms the raised thesis concerning the validity of research in the factors affecting the general feeling of satisfaction by the employees.

Keywords: job satisfaction, job contentment

JEL Classification: M54

Suggested Citation

Sypniewska, Barbara, Evaluation of Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction (March 31, 2014). Contemporary Economics, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 57-72, 2014 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2435040

Barbara Sypniewska (Contact Author)

University of Finance and Management ( email )

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Warsaw, 01-030

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