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Work Meets LifeExploring the Integrative Study of Work in Living Systems$
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Robert Levin, Simon Laughlin, Christina De La Rocha, and Alan Blackwell

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014120

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014120.001.0001

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Working on the Edge Today: Dissatisfaction, Adaptation, and Performance

Working on the Edge Today: Dissatisfaction, Adaptation, and Performance

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Work Meets Life

Joseph Rosse

Stacy Saturay

The MIT Press

This chapter evaluates the influences of job satisfaction or job dissatisfaction on work, addressing the potential for performance, health, and well-being to be lost under less than psychologically optimal working conditions. It speculates that individuals attempt to adapt to the experience of work-family conflict using the same mechanisms used to adapt to dissatisfaction with their work. This chapter also reveals that dissatisfaction due to work–family conflict can heighten feelings of dissatisfaction at work. In addition, employee attempts at adapting to their dissatisfaction with opportunities to integrate work and family can have fundamental consequences on society.

Keywords:   job satisfaction, job dissatisfaction, work, work–family conflict, employee, performance, health

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