Journal of Business and Psychology

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 315–329 | Cite as

Employee satisfaction and job climate: An empirical study of Japanese manufacturing employees

  • Upali Ananda Kumara
  • Furukawa Koichi
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This study identified supportive supervision, co-worker social support, and job awareness as three factors that affect job satisfaction of employees from two mid-sized Japanese manufacturing companies. In addition to the significant main effects of supportive supervision and co-worker social support, a significant interaction effect between supportive supervision and job awareness was obtained. This interaction suggests that supportive supervision is very important in increasing job satisfaction when workers have low levels of job awareness.


Social Support Interaction Effect Significant Interaction Empirical Study Social Psychology 
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© Human Sciences Press 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Upali Ananda Kumara
    • 1
  • Furukawa Koichi
    • 1
  1. 1.Tokyo Institute of TechnologyTokyoJapan

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