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Abstract

This is a multidisciplinary study on reconciling the conflicting theories and research concerning whether a person’s gender, race, or ethnicity affects his or her overall job satisfaction or degree of satisfaction with any element of the job. A disciplined baseline survey was performed. Statistical techniques, including a stepwise regression, were used to identify significant relationships. The findings and observations resolve what had appeared to be conflicting theories and research findings. The author concludes that in some instances, a legitimate correlation between gender, race, or ethnicity and job satisfaction or the degree of satisfaction with a particular job element may be found within a specific workplace or organization when there is a perceived inequality or injustice attributed to gender, race, or ethnicity; however, overall within the United States, gender, race, or ethnicity is not a reliable indicator or predictor of workers’ degree of satisfaction with any specific element of a job.

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