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The present investigation intends to explore the influence of employees lifestyle and organisational trust on job satisfaction among non-teaching staff union (NASU) members of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Therefore, this paper plans to suggest ways of increasing employee job satisfaction within the Nigerian educational sector, especially, amongst the non-academic staff union members of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. The current investigation adopted a quantitative research approach, as well as a cross-sectional research design. The empirical findings showed that both employees lifestyle and organisational trust jointly predict job satisfaction; and that they both had a significant main influence on job satisfaction among the non-academic staff union members of the University of Ibadan. Likewise, the research showed that among the four demographic factors (age, work experience, gender, and marital status) that significantly jointly predict job satisfaction; only age exhibited a significant independent (main) influence on job satisfaction. Furthermore, this paper concluded that job satisfaction is a factor of
employees healthy lifestyle, trust in their organisation, and how old they are. This investigation is distinctive, as it significantly contributes to the body of knowledge in terms of appropriate management strategies of achieving healthy employee lifestyle and high organisational trust, which increases employee job satisfaction, not merely within the academic sector in Nigeria, but specifically amongst the non-academic staff union members of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Hence, the study highlighted the importance of employees lifestyle, organisational trust, and age on employee job satisfaction.