chart the antecedents and consequences of job satisfaction

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Over many years of research, job satisfaction has been linked to many important concepts. Your task this week is to create a chart that summarizes the antecedents and consequences of job satisfaction, and then prepare a brief essay to describe the significance of your findings.

Part 1: Antecedents are variables thought to cause job satisfaction/dissatisfaction. Consequences are the positive and negative outcomes that occur because of job satisfaction. Review past research, and then create a chart that outlines the following:

  • Five (5) antecedents of job satisfaction/dissatisfaction
    • Provide a definition of each antecedent, describe the relationship between the antecedent and job satisfaction (e.g., job satisfaction is caused by high/low levels of “X”), and identify at least one study to support your discussion of each antecedent variable.
  • Five (5) consequences of job satisfaction/dissatisfaction
    • Provide a definition of each consequence, describe the relationship between the consequence and job satisfaction (e.g., high/low job satisfaction results in high/low levels of “X”), and identify at least one study to support your discussion of each outcome variable.

A sample chart is provided below:

Antecedents

Definition of Variable

Relationship

Research Support

For example:

Autonomy

Autonomy is the freedom employees have to their jobs as they see fit.

Higher levels of autonomy lead to greater levels of job satisfaction.

Kinicki, A. J., McKee-Ryan, F. M., Schriesheim, C. A., & Carson, K. P. (2002). Assessing the construct validity of the Job Descriptive Index: A review and meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87(1), 14-32.

Consequences

Definition of Variable

Relationship

Research Support

Part 2: After you have completed your chart, write a brief essay describing why it is important to understand the various causes and consequences of job satisfaction. Has the field’s focus on identifying causes and consequences undermined our understanding of job satisfaction? Why or why not?

Length: 2-3 page chart; 2-3 paragraph essay

References: Support your discussion with at least five references to peer-reviewed sources.

Your chart should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.