This research was designed to examine the differences in job satisfaction, satisfaction with life and psychological well-being of shift and non-shift workers. Employees from an international airline provided the necessary sample. No statistically significant differences were found between the groups in job satisfaction, satisfaction with life or psychological well-being, although an examination of the subscales of job satisfaction found statistically significant differences in the subscale areas of pay and contingent rewards. In these areas shift workers reported being less satisfied than non-shift workers. The relationship between job satisfaction and satisfaction with life was also examined and a moderate, positive relationship was found.
The demographic variables of age, gender, marital status or children living in the household found no significant differences between the groups in job satisfaction, satisfaction with life and psychological well-being.