The role of intelligence in the formation of well-being: From job rewards to job satisfaction

Yoav Ganzach, Itzhak Fried

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Abstract

In a longitudinal study, we investigate the moderating role of intelligence on the effects of intrinsic and extrinsic rewards and intrinsic and extrinsic satisfactions on global job satisfaction. The results support our hypotheses that: (1) intrinsic rewards and intrinsic satisfaction are more strongly related to global job satisfaction among individuals who are higher rather than lower in intelligence; and (2) extrinsic rewards and extrinsic satisfaction are more strongly related to global job satisfaction among individuals who are lower rather than higher in intelligence. We also suggest that these effects could be viewed in terms of a moderated mediation model in which facets' satisfaction mediate the effects of rewards on global satisfaction, and intelligence moderates the relationship between facets' satisfaction and global satisfaction. Implications of the results were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-342
Number of pages10
JournalIntelligence
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

Keywords

  • Extrinsic satisfaction
  • Intelligence
  • Intrinsic satisfaction
  • Job satisfaction
  • Pay satisfaction

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