This study aims to evaluate both intelligence and job satisfaction of workers in the USA and China. Each topic will be studied individually, first, to determine the relationship between intelligence and job satisfaction. The statistics between China and the USA will then be compared and contrasted to assess how different cultures will affect emotional intelligence and job satisfaction of those in the workforce.
A review of the empirical studies on intelligence and job satisfaction was performed and used to develop a model to guide future research.
There is a negative relationship between intelligence and job satisfaction in the USA, but no studies have been done to compare both constructs cross-culturally.
The proposed study can be used to gain an understanding of the relationship between intelligence and job satisfaction across different cultures.
The link between job satisfaction and intelligence can be used by employers to determine information about other aspects of their business, such as turnover rates of productive employees.
Although there has been some research on the relation between intelligence and job satisfaction, notably by Ganzach (1998), very little has been done across cultures.
Thompson, C. and Lane, S. (2014), "Intelligence and job satisfaction in the USA and China", Journal of Technology Management in China, Vol. 9 No. 3, pp. 232-244. https://doi.org/10.1108/JTMC-08-2014-0046Download as .RIS
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