Mean Job Satisfaction Levels Over Time: Are Things Bad and Getting Worse?
The article discusses a study which tested two hypotheses relating to job satisfaction. In the first hypothesis, workers generally report higher job satisfaction levels as compared to the midpoint of the satisfaction scale. In the second hypothesis, the levels of mean job satisfaction will remain consistently higher as compared to the satisfaction scale's mid-point from one year to the next. Several datasets were used to test the hypotheses including the General Social Survey (GSS).
LaHuis, D. M.,
Bowling, N. A.,
Hoepf, M. R.,
& Lepisto, L. R.
(2013). Mean Job Satisfaction Levels Over Time: Are Things Bad and Getting Worse?. The Industrial Psychologist, 50 (4), 57-64.