Do happy people love their jobs or do good jobs make people happy?


Happiness leads to job satisfaction:

The current meta-analysis examined the relationship between job satisfaction and subjective well-being (SWB). Consistent with the spillover hypothesis, we found positive relationships between job satisfaction and life satisfaction, happiness, positive affect, and the absence of negative affect. In addition, an examination of longitudinal studies suggested that the causal relationship from SWB to job satisfaction was stronger than the causal relationship from job satisfaction to SWB.

Source: “A meta-analytic examination of the relationship between job satisfaction and subjective well-being” from Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology

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