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Examining the Relationship Between Workplace Support and Life Satisfaction: The Mediating Role of Job Satisfaction

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  • Alexander Newman

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  • Ingrid Nielsen

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  • Russell Smyth

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  • Angus Hooke

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This paper examines the influence of perceived organizational support and perceived supervisor support on employee life satisfaction. Structural equation modelling on data from 393 nurses from two Chinese hospitals revealed that job satisfaction fully mediated the relationship between perceived organizational support and life satisfaction. In contrast, perceived supervisor support had a direct influence on life satisfaction rather than a mediated influence through job satisfaction. Our findings highlight the importance of separating the locus of support constructs when examining the impact of support on job and life satisfaction, given that perceived support has different effects depending upon the transmitter of that support. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015

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  • Alexander Newman & Ingrid Nielsen & Russell Smyth & Angus Hooke, 2015. "Examining the Relationship Between Workplace Support and Life Satisfaction: The Mediating Role of Job Satisfaction," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 120(3), pages 769-781, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:soinre:v:120:y:2015:i:3:p:769-781
    DOI: 10.1007/s11205-014-0613-y
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