International Journal of Business and Social Science

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

The Relationship between Job Satisfaction and Life Satisfaction: An Empirical Study on Teachers
Belgin AYDINTAN, Hakan KOÇ

Job satisfaction, which can be defined as a positive effect to a person’s total work situation, may influences the quality of life even apart from the workplace. Recent reviews of the literature have concluded that influence of work life on non-work life is both pervasive and mutually reinforcing: i.e., good jobs lead to the good life and vice versa (Champoux, 1981; Kabanoff, 1980; Near et al., 1980; Staines, 1981). If, in fact, job satisfaction is a component of life satisfaction, then job satisfaction should predict life satisfaction over some period of time (Near, 1984).The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between job satisfaction and life satisfaction on 652 teachers in Ankara and Istanbul in Turkey. The present study was a descriptive correctional research in terms of method and a survey research in terms of data collection. The population for the study consisted of the preschool teachers, primary school teachers, and culture and vocation lecture teachers. The group of subjects representing the population was selected through randomly. The data was collected between October and December 2015. In this research, the data gathering tools were the job satisfaction survey by Paul E. Spector (1985) and the life satisfaction survey by Diener, Emmons, Laresen and Griffin (1985). In order to analyze the collected data, SPSSsoftware was conducted and to analyze the hypotheses correlation analysis, simple and regressions were used. Results indicated that the correlation and regression coefficients are quite high. It means that job satisfaction of the teachers have a significant effect on their life satisfaction. Moreover, the findings were indicated differences in the intensity of relationship between variables depend on socio-demographic traits of the teachers.

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