Job satisfaction and life satisfaction: analysis of a
contingency model with social demographic moderators.
Dolan et Eric Gosselin
general objective of the study was to empirically test
a model of job satisfaction and life satisfaction while
controlling for some social demographic variables. 827
employees working in 34 car dealerships in Northern Quebec
(56% responses rate) were surveyed. The multiple item
questionnaires were analysed using correlation analysis,
khi square and ANOVAs. Results show interesting patterns
emerging for the relationships between job and life satisfaction
of which 49.2% of all individuals have spillover, 43.5%
compensation, and 7.3% segmentation type of relationships.
Results, nonetheless, are far richer and the model becomes
much more refined when social demographic indicators are
taken into account. Globally, social demographic variables
demonstrate some effects on each satisfaction individually
but also on the interrelation (nature of the relation)
between life and work satisfaction.
S.L. et Gosselin, E. " Job satisfaction and life
satisfaction: analysis of a contingency model with social
demographic moderators. " Document de recherche no
98-02, École de relations industrielle, Université
de Montréal, 1998, 11 pages.