Journalists’ Job Satisfaction:A Systematic Review of Theories, Determinants and Measurements

Job satisfaction (JS) of journalists decline as the profession becomes business oriented and the journalist becomes less risk-liking. Retention of journalistic profession depends on the question that whether the journalist is satisfied or dissatisfied in the job. This paper revisited 35 studies across 30 nations relating to JS of journalists obtained from a systematic search on electronic databases. Investigating studies on JS among journalists, the paper provides a systematic review of theories, determinants and measurements used in different social contexts by the researchers so far. The review revealed that JS of journalists vary in accordance with different factors of JS that had different significance in different personal, professional, and social contexts.

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