Carole Kanchier, PhD
Author, Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life
Are you satisfied with your job? Do you enjoy getting up to go to work Monday mornings?
Whether or not you’re satisfied with your job depends on the degree to which it meets your needs.
So, for instance, if you have a high need for social contact and your job gives you many opportunities to satisfy that need (assuming other important high-level needs are also met), you will have a high level of job satisfaction. If, on the other hand, you have a job that offers few chances to make social contacts, you may be very dissatisfied.
A young person with a job that demands extensive travel may be quite satisfied. But once that person is married and has children, being away from home may become so displeasing that he or she seeks a new job with limited travel demands.
As you grow and develop, your needs constantly jockey for position. As a result, in middle age, you may seriously consider changing the direction of your career and life.
Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life looks at job satisfiers Questers tend to seek. This may help you clarify your own job needs. Quizzes show how to rate your job satisfaction, job involvement, and burnout potential.