Essay about Job Performance

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European Journal of Social Sciences – Volume 18, Number 2 (2010)

Relationship between Job Satisfaction, Job Performance Attitude towards Work and Organizational Commitment
Habib Ahmad Faculty of Management Sciences, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan E-mail: habib.msfin26@iiu.edu.pk Tel: +92-03335339752 Khursheed Ahmad Lecturer in Department of Management Sciences, University of Swat, Pakistan E-mail: khursheed66@yahoo.com Tel: +92-03088787874 Idrees Ali Shah Faculty of Management Sciences, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan E-mail: idree.as1985@gmail.com Tel: +92-033491093119 Abstract Many attempts are made to find determinants of job satisfaction and its relationship with other variables but most
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According to Locke (1976) job satisfaction is a pleasurable or positive emotional state resulting from the appraisal of one’s job and job experiences. The happier the individual, the higher is level of job satisfaction. It is assumed that positive attitude towards work and greater organizational commitment increases job satisfaction which in return enhances performance of the individual (Linz, 2002).As the performance of the employees increases, it will affect firm’s performance and ultimately profitability of the firm. Organizational commitment is defined as “the strength of individual’s identification with and involvement in a particular organization” whereas 257

European Journal of Social Sciences – Volume 18, Number 2 (2010) Attitude is termed as hypothetical construct that represents an individual’s like or dislike for any behavior ( Mowday, Porter, & Steers 1982) Job satisfaction is the most studied variable in the literature due to its importance in organizational behavior. Different theories about job satisfaction can be found in literature like Affect Theory, Dispositional Theory, Two factor theory also called (Motivator-Hygiene Theory) and Job Characteristics Model. According to Nelson (2006) an employee’s satisfaction is priceless. The frustrated or discouraged employees negatively influence the willingness to do the job. The unsatisfied employees are less committed to the organization which affects their performance

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