Job Dissatisfaction: Causes, Reasons and Employee Responses


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What general four categories does job dissatisfaction fall into?

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1. Julie has worked in the same position for a financial firm for six years. She is generally happy but would like a new challenge. After two years, a new position finally becomes available, and she applies for it. She is qualified but is rejected in favor of Karen, an outsider with more experience. What can company management expect from Julie?

2. Joe works in the data entry department. He has become dissatisfied with his job. He never used to take time off, but lately he has been taking sick days. His work is now sloppy and full of errors. Which response to dissatisfaction is Joe demonstrating?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet test your understanding of the causes and effects of job dissatisfaction. You'll have to know statistics related to job dissatisfaction as well as reasons for it in order to score well on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Be prepared to answer questions regarding:

  • Determining fair compensation for a particular job
  • Identifying signs of job dissatisfaction among employees
  • Understanding what can lead to job dissatisfaction
  • Knowing how employers should address job dissatisfaction with their employees

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember the percentage of employees who claimed to be dissatisfied with their jobs in a 2012 survey
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how employees know if they are underpaid and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about how an employee might respond when they are dissatisfied with their job

Additional Learning

The lesson, Job Dissatisfaction: Causes, Reasons and Employee Responses, will give you new information and address objectives, like:

  • Learn about a job dissatisfaction survey collected from samples around the world
  • Tell two things that can lead to lack of interest in a job
  • Learn how management affects job satisfaction or dissatisfaction