Emotional Satisfaction at Work and Sociodemographic Variables
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The study attempts to analyse the relationship of selected sociodemographic variables, such as age, gender, education, having a partner, having children, form of employment, work experience, number of hours devoted to work per week, etc. with job satisfaction in emotional terms. The study involved 375 people, professionally active, aged 19–64. Emotional job satisfaction was measured with Jaros’ Energy and Tension at Work Scale (2009). The obtained data indicated that only in a few cases sociodemographic variables were associated with the level of emotional job satisfaction, while other variables were significant from the energy level at work perspective (having a partner, working partner, having children and working outside the office), other were important from the work tension point of view (number of hours of work and overtime work). There were no real differences depending on gender. Age, in turn, was positively related to the level of energy at work and the education level differentiated the perceived tension at work. Study results confirmed the need to include the so-called Transactional Approach in the further research on job satisfaction (Zaleska, 2003) and estimating a larger pool of variables would be advisable. At the same time, they validate the inclusion of selected sociodemographic variables in the analyses, which can perform as intermediary variables in the studied relationships.
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