The Influence of Subjective Cognition about Determinant Factors in Employment on Job Satisfaction

취업결정요인의 주관적 인지가 직무만족에 미치는 영향

  • Jo, Yun-Seo (The Graduate School of Vocational, Kyonggi University)
  • 조윤서 (경기대학교 대학원 직업학과)
  • Received : 2013.02.08
  • Accepted : 2013.05.09
  • Published : 2013.05.31


In order to analyze the influence of subjective cognition about determinant factors in employment on job satisfaction, this study utilized The Graduates Occupational Mobility Survey(GOMS) 2010 Year and the subjects of this survey were 4,051 people who graduated from university. The results of this study were follows: First, subjective cognition about determinant factors in employment and job satisfaction were showed significant difference by gender, type of school, school location, major fields. Second, school in region, education major, the academic factor, the certification & major field factor, the personality & human connection factor were found to have positive(+) influence on the intrinsic satisfaction. Third, 2~3years college, school in region, social major, education major, technology major, natural major, medical major, academic factor, the certification & major field factor, the personality & human connection factor were found to have positive(+) influence on the extrinsic satisfaction. This study provides detailed analysis on subjective cognition about determinant factors in employment, offering new verification of work job satisfaction.


Determinant factors in employment;Intrinsic job satisfaction;Extrinsic job satisfaction


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