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Job satisfaction and life satisfaction: Analysis of a reciprocal model with social demographic moderators

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  • Shimon L. Dolan
  • Eric Gosselin
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    The general objective of the study was to empirically test a reciprocal model of job satisfaction and life satisfaction while controlling for some social demographic variables. 827 employees working in 34 car dealerships in Northern Quebec (56% responses rate) were surveyed. The multiple item questionnaires were analysed using correlation analysis, chi square and ANOVAs. Results show interesting patterns emerging for the relationships between job and life satisfaction of which 49.2% of all individuals have spillover, 43.5% compensation, and 7.3% segmentation type of relationships. Results, nonetheless, are far richer and the model becomes much more refined when social demographic indicators are taken into account. Globally, social demographic variables demonstrate some effects on each satisfaction individually but also on the interrelation (nature of the relations) between life and work satisfaction.

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    Paper provided by Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra in its series Economics Working Papers with number 484.

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    Date of creation: Jun 2000
    Handle: RePEc:upf:upfgen:484
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    1. Janet Near & Robert Rice & Raymond Hunt, 1987. "Job satisfaction and life satisfaction: A profile analysis," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 19(4), pages 383-401, November.
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