Work Values and Job Rewards: A Theory of Job Satisfaction.

  title={Work Values and Job Rewards: A Theory of Job Satisfaction.},
  author={Arne L. Kalleberg},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  • A. Kalleberg
  • Published 1 February 1977
  • Business
  • American Sociological Review
This paper attempts to develop a theory of job satisfaction which incorporates differences in work values and perceived job characteristics as key explanatory variables. It empirically examines the relationship between job satisfaction and the work values and job rewards associated with six dimensions of work-intrinsic, convenience, financial, relations with co-workers, career opportunities and resource adequacy. It is found that work values have independent-effects on job satisfaction. The… 
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