Effect of job satisfaction on stress, performance and health in self-paced repetitive work

  • M. Rahman
  • A. K. Sen


The present study was designed to investigate the effect of job satisfaction on stress, performance and health in self-paced repetitive work. There were two groups of subjects. One group consisted of 41 subjects with a high score on job satisfaction and the second group consisted of an equal number of subjects with a low score on job satisfaction. The mean age and experience of high and low satisfied groups are respectively 34.63 and 13.60 and 34:14 and 15.51 years. The educational qualifications of all the workers were below primary level. The results of the study indicate that the low satisfied workers experience more stress and describe their job more unfavourably than the highly satisfied workers. It is also observed that the high satisfied workers are better performers and possess good health (fewer health complaints and good mental health) than that the dissatisfied workers. The findings of the study suggest that the quality of working life may be improved by increasing the job satisfaction of the workers.

Key words

Stress Self-paced Repetitive work Performance Effort 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Rahman
    • 1
  • A. K. Sen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of DhakaDhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia

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