International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


A Study on the Factors of Job Satisfaction among Owners of Small and Medium- Sized Turkish Businesses

This study evaluates the job satisfaction of the owners of small and medium-sized businesses and aims to identify the factors that contribute to job satisfaction and the relationship between them. The author argues that one tool is not sufficient to identify certain factors related to job satisfaction; therefore, he combines some of the major instruments to measure the participants’ job satisfaction. This study’s results, which are based on data gathered from owners of small and medium-sized businesses in the Baskent Organized Industrial Zone (Turkey), suggest that job satisfaction depends on seven factors, two of which are thought to be unique to business owners. These two are the owner’s competency in terms of duty, responsibilities and behaviors and the image of the business. It is also notable that all of the job satisfaction factors have strong and positive relationships, with the exception of two: job characteristics and the owner’s suitability to owning a business.

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