Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
This study reviewed the compensatory, spillover, and segmentation models for explaining the relationship between life, or non-job, satisfaction and job satisfaction. A fourth model, the factor spillover model was proposed and tested with the other three using a sample of 130 workers from a variety of white and blue collar jobs. The results suggested that non-job satisfaction, like job satisfaction, is factorally complex. Some non-job satisfaction factors were moderately correlated with job satisfaction while other were not correlated at all, providing support for the factor spillover model. Seven moderating variables, including gender, were tested; none produced differential effects on the job and non-job satisfaction relationship. Implications of the factor spillover model were discussed and suggestions made for further research.
Kresha, Andrew L., "The relationship between life satisfaction and job satisfaction" (1982). Student Work. 1428.