Friday, 6 July 2012

Whistle While You Work: A Review of the Life Satisfaction Literature

an article by Berrin Erdogan, Talya N. Bauer, Donald M. Truxillo and Layla R. Mansfield (Portland State University) published in Journal of Management Volume 38 Number 4 (July 2012)


Life satisfaction is a key indicator of subjective well-being. This article is a review of the multidisciplinary literature on the relationship between life satisfaction and the work domain.

A discussion of top-down and bottom-up theories of life satisfaction is included, and the literatures on work-related antecedents of life satisfaction, the proximal mediators (quality of work life, quality of nonwork life, and feelings of self-worth), and consequences of life satisfaction were reviewed.

A meta-analysis of life satisfaction with respect to career satisfaction, job performance, turnover intentions, and organizational commitment was performed. Each major section of the article concludes with a future opportunities subsection where gaps in the research are discussed.

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