Job Satisfaction and Affective Events Theory: What Have We Learned in the Last 15 Years?
Job satisfaction is a topic that garners quite a lot of attention in the literature as researchers and practitioners alike seek to understand, predict and improve employees’ contentment with their jobs. Similarly, in the decade and a half since its introduction, affective events theory (AET, Weiss & Cropanzano, 1996) is also gaining attention as it is recognized as a theoretically rigorous framework (Humphrey, 2006) and the prominent theory relating to workplace affect (Ashton-James & Ashkanasy, 2005). AET supplies a framework for investigating the relationship between work events, emotions and the resulting attitudes and behaviors – a structure which several investigations have empirically tested. The current paper reviews research conducted on job satisfaction within the AET framework and identifies areas in need of additional investigation.
Mitchell, Lorianne D.. 2011. Job Satisfaction and Affective Events Theory: What Have We Learned in the Last 15 Years?. Business Renaissance Quarterly. Vol.6(2). 43-53. http://ssrn.com/abstract=2409091 ISSN: 1930-7462