The Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Well-Being.
Mentor:Virgil Adams III, Associate Professor of Psychology, California State University Channel Islands
Author: Neomi Basquez, California State University Channel Islands
Mentor: Virgil H. Adams III, PhD., Psychology Program, California State University Channel Islands
In today’s society, the majority of the people in our population rely heavily on their income. This means that in order to make ends meet, we all need to work. For many, most of their time is spent at work. Dealing with job-site politics, other co-workers, customers, and all the other aspects of having a steady job, can have a major effect on our emotions, thoughts and feelings. What happens at work can make or break one’s week, month and sometimes even their lives. It is hypothesized that the level of well-being is directly correlated to an individual’s job satisfaction. Results of this study come from data from a survey administered to southern California residents (n=996). Findings indicated a significant relationship between job satisfaction and an individual’s well-being beyond the influence of demographic variables. Discussion is focused on the relationship between satisfaction and wellbeing.