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Title: Associations between dopamine and serotonin genes and job satisfaction: Preliminary evidence from the add health study
Authors: Song, Z. 
Li, W.
Arvey, R.D. 
Keywords: DNA
Dopamine
Job satisfaction
Molecular genetics
Serotonin
Issue Date: 2011
Source: Song, Z., Li, W., Arvey, R.D. (2011). Associations between dopamine and serotonin genes and job satisfaction: Preliminary evidence from the add health study. Journal of Applied Psychology 96 (6) : 1223-1233. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0024577
Abstract: Previous behavioral genetic studies have found that job satisfaction is partially heritable. We went a step further to examine particular genetic markers that may be associated with job satisfaction. Using an oversample from the National Adolescent Longitudinal Study (Add Health Study), we found 2 genetic markers, dopamine receptor gene DRD4 VNTR and serotonin transporter gene 5-HTTLPR, to be weakly but significantly associated with job satisfaction. Furthermore, we found study participants' level of pay to mediate the DRD4 and job satisfaction relationship. However, we found no evidence that self-esteem mediated the relationships between these 2 genes and job satisfaction. The study represents an initial effort to introduce a molecular genetics approach to the fields of organizational psychology and organizational behavior. © 2011 American Psychological Association.
Source Title: Journal of Applied Psychology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/44556
ISSN: 00219010
DOI: 10.1037/a0024577
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