The relationship between job satisfaction and personal characteristics of Turkish workers

Bilgic R.

JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, vol.132, no.5, pp.549-557, 1998 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 132 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00223989809599287
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.549-557
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


The relationship between job satisfaction and the personal characteristics of 249 Turkish workers in different occupations and job positions was investigated. The results indicated that monthly payment was the best predictor of overall satisfaction. Age, sex, education, number of children, and different measures of tenure were significant predictors of different aspects of job satisfaction as measured with 2 different scales. Marital status was not related to any of the measures of job satisfaction.