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Do different work characteristics have different distributional impacts on job satisfaction? a study of slope heterogeneity in workers’ well-being

Chongvilaivan, Aekapol and Powdthavee, Nattavudh (2014) Do different work characteristics have different distributional impacts on job satisfaction? a study of slope heterogeneity in workers’ well-being. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 52 (3). pp. 426-444. ISSN 0007-1080

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Abstract

This article is an empirical study of slope heterogeneity in job satisfaction. It provides evidence from the generalized ordered probit models that different job characteristics tend to have different distributional impacts on the overall job satisfaction. For instance, standard models tend to significantly underestimate the effects of monthly salary and hours worked at generating the 'highly' satisfied workers, while lowering the incidence of the 'very dissatisfied' workers. Although our results should be viewed as illustrative, we provide discussions of their potential implications for employers and on how they could help with the design of employment contracts.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref...
Additional Information: © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd/London School of Economics
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies > J62 - Job, Occupational, and Intergenerational Mobility
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
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Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2012 10:25
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/45202/

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