On the Dubious Wisdom of Expecting Job Satisfaction to Correlate with Performance

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The lack of consistent findings on the satisfaction/performance relationship is explained as an aggregation problem. I suggest that specific attitude measures should be related to specific job behaviors, while general satisfaction measures should be related to the favorableness or unfavorableness of an individual's total set of work-related behaviors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-612
Number of pages6
JournalAcademy of Management Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1980
Externally publishedYes


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