Organizational Behavior


The purpose of this study is to conduct an analysis on the impact of organizational culture on job satisfaction. This study was conducted by reviewing several literature sources on the practices and theories of organizational culture and job satisfaction. Literature sources for this study were randomly selected from the Northcentral University’s online library. Throughout the document, references are made to those literary sources, which are annotated in American Psychological Association (APA) format. The findings of this research highlight the multidimensionality of organizational culture in regards to job satisfaction.
Keywords:   Job satisfaction, organizational culture, employee motivation, turnover

    It has been widely acknowledge that employee morale and work attitudes are significantly influenced by organizational culture. When job satisfaction is high amongst employees, organizations tend to experience lower rates of absenteeism and have reduced rates of intention to leave amid organizational members. Likewise, when job satisfaction is lacking, employees have more work, and higher rates of turnover. Absenteeism and turnover resulting from low satisfaction pose financial obstacles to business organizations and places a strain on employees who must fill vacant roles. If turnover is consistently high, worker morale may suffer which can lead to employee burnout problems. Therefore, organizations can leverage organizational culture to promote the achievement of job satisfaction and organizational goals. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between organizational culture and job satisfaction by conducting a literature review of selected research articles.
Job Satisfaction Defined

    In dealing with job satisfaction, various definitions exist to define this term. Locke and Lathan (1976) defined job satisfaction as a pleasurable or positive emotional state resulting from the appraisal of one’s job or...