Job satisfaction vs. occupational stress – Quantitative analysis of 3 organizational units of a public sector institution
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Uniwersytet Łódzki / University of Łódź, Łódź, Poland (Wydział Ekonomiczno-Socjologiczny, Katedra Pracy i Polityki Społecznej / Faculty of Economics and Sociology, Department of Labour and Social Policy)
Online publication date: 2018-03-30
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Anna Rogozińska-Pawełczyk   

Uniwersytet Łódzki, Wydział Ekonomiczno-Socjologiczny, Katedra Pracy i Polityki Społecznej, ul. Rewolucji 1905 r. 39, 90-214 Łódź
Med Pr 2018;69(3):301–315
Background: The influence of subjective perception of occupational stress and its individual factors on the overall level of job satisfaction was analyzed. The respondents were also asked to answer the question of the potential differences in terms of variables in managers and non-managers, and in various demographic factors. Material and Methods: This article presents the results of a study conducted among 5930 people employed in 3 units of the examined public sector institution. The research was conducted using computer-assisted web interview method. The parameters of the polynomial model of ordered categories were estimated. Results: The results showed a statistically significant effect between the variables and the differences between the groups of subjects. Analyzes showed slight differences between men and women. Employees with a low level of stress and high job satisfaction were noted in the oldest group, aged over 55 years, and in managers. Low levels of stress and job satisfaction were observed in young employees with the shortest period of employment. Among those least satisfied with the work and experiencing high levels of stress there were respondents with 6–15 years of employment in non-managerial positions. While the highest levels of stress and high satisfaction were found in people aged 46–55 years, with more than 20 years of work experience. Conclusions: The results of the estimation of the polynomial model parameters of ordered categories indicate that the level of perceived stress is related to the level of job satisfaction. The lower the level of stress and stressors in the workplace, the greater the job satisfaction in the surveyed unit. Med Pr 2018;69(3):301–315