Intelligence, education, and facets of job satisfaction

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Abstract

This article suggests that intelligence and education have differential effects on intrinsic job satisfaction and on pay satisfaction. Intelligence has a strong direct negative effect on intrinsic satisfaction but a negligible effect on pay satisfaction because it is positively associated with the level of desired job complexity but not with the level of expected pay. On the other hand, education has a strong direct negative effect on pay satisfaction but a small effect on intrinsic satisfaction because it is positively associated with expected pay. These effects of intelligence and education are compared to their effects on global job satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-122
Number of pages26
JournalWork and Occupations
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2003

Keywords

  • Education
  • Intelligence
  • Job satisfaction
  • Pay satisfaction

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