1. Introduction (Expand)
Job satisfaction refers to a person’s feeling of satisfaction on the job, which acts as a motivation to work. The term relates to the total relationship between an individual and the employer for which he is paid. Satisfaction does mean the simple feeling-state accompanying the attainment of any goal; the end-state is feeling accompanying the attainment by an impulse of its objectives. Job satisfaction does mean absence of motivation at work. Research workers differently described the factors contributing to job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction. The term “job satisfaction” refers to an employee’s general attitudes toward his job. Job satisfaction has been defined in several different ways and a definitive designation for the term is unlikely to materialize. A simple or general way to define it therefore is as an attitudinal variable:
Job satisfaction is simply how people feel about their jobs and different aspects of their jobs. It is the extent to which people like (satisfaction) or dislike (dissatisfaction) their jobs. (Spector, 1997)
Scope of the study
The scope of this study is to understand the satisfaction of the employees in SMEC (BD). The study is useful to the management of SMEC (BD) to know the level of satisfaction and needs of the employees.
Objectives of the study
The following are the objectives of the present study.
To determine the level of satisfaction of the respondents regarding their job.
To study and understand the job satisfaction among the employees of the
To offer suggestions to SMEC (BD) to improve their employee’s satisfactory level.
Limitations of the study
The research was conducted within a limited duration. So a detailed and comprehensive study could not be made.
Some respondents hesitated to give the actual situation; they feared that management would take any action against them.
2. Literature review (Expand, include latest reviews, 10 papers)
Despite its wide usage in scientific research, as well as in everyday life, there is still no general agreement regarding what job satisfaction is. In fact there is no final definition on what job represents. Different authors have different approaches towards defining job satisfaction. Some of the most commonly cited definitions on job satisfaction are analyzed in the text that follows.
Job satisfaction is the key ingredient that leads to recognition, income, promotion, and the achievement of other goals that lead to a feeling of fulfillment (Kaliski, 2007). Job satisfaction implies doing a job one enjoys, doing it well and being rewarded for one’s efforts. Job satisfaction further implies enthusiasm and happiness with one’s work.
Job satisfaction can be defined also as the extent to which a worker is content with the rewards he or she gets out of his or her job, particularly in terms of intrinsic motivation (Statt, 2004).
The term job satisfaction refers to the attitude and feelings people have about their work. Positive and favorable attitudes towards the job indicate job satisfaction. Negative and unfavorable attitudes towards the job indicate job dissatisfaction (Armstrong, 2006).
Job satisfaction is the collection of feeling and beliefs that people have about their current job. People’s levels of degrees of job satisfaction can range from extreme satisfaction to extreme dissatisfaction. In addition to having attitudes about their jobs as a whole, people also can have attitudes about various aspects of their jobs such as the kind of work they do, their coworkers, supervisors or subordinates and their pay (George et al., 2008).
Job satisfaction is a complex and multifaceted concept which can mean different things to different people. Job satisfaction is usually linked with motivation, but the nature of this relationship is not clear. Satisfaction is not the same as motivation. Job satisfaction is more of an attitude, an internal state. It could, for