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Probl Hig Epidemiol 2019, 100(1): 10-17pl

Environmental and personality factors determining job satisfaction


Arkadiusz M. Jasiński, Romuald Derbis

Zakład Psychologii Ogólnej i Pracy, Instytut Psychologii, Uniwersytet Opolski

Summary
The aim of this paper is to present an empirical analysis of the environmental and personality factors that determine job satisfaction.
Job satisfaction can be defined as the emotional and cognitive attitude toward one´s job. Past and current findings have shown that the level of job satisfaction can be determined by: salary level, the job being perceived as attractive, a general assessment of the job, the opportunities for personal and professional development, the level of work-related stress, the employee´s age, the degree person-organization fit, the sex of the employee, the degree of work-family and family-work conflict, and the employee´s professional position. The results of most studies indicate that job satisfaction is a positive resource of the employee.
A high level of job satisfaction in many cases translates into the success of an organization and other variables connected with functioning at the workplace. The most important finding of this paper is that the strongest predictors of job satisfaction are: personal involvement in the work, cognitive evaluation of one´s work as something ensuring stability, being well-paid, the needs of the employee being fulfilled and a sense of using one´s abilities to the full.

Key words:  job satisfaction, work environment, personal resources, person-organization fit