An analysis of the determinants of job satisfaction when individuals' baseline satisfaction levels may differ

D'Addio, Anna Cristina, Eriksson, Tor and Frijters, Paul (2007) An analysis of the determinants of job satisfaction when individuals' baseline satisfaction levels may differ. Applied Economics, 39 19: 2413-2423. doi:10.1080/00036840600707357


Author D'Addio, Anna Cristina
Eriksson, Tor
Frijters, Paul
Title An analysis of the determinants of job satisfaction when individuals' baseline satisfaction levels may differ
Journal name Applied Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-6846
1466-4283
Publication date 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00036840600707357
Volume 39
Issue 19
Start page 2413
End page 2423
Total pages 11
Place of publication Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract A growing literature seeks to explain differences in individuals’ self reported satisfaction with their jobs. The evidence so far has mainly been based on cross-sectional data and when panel data have been used, individual unobserved heterogeneity has been modelled as an ordered probit model with random effects. This article makes use of longitudinal data for Denmark, taken from the waves 1995–1999 of the European Community Household Panel, and estimates fixed effects ordered logit models using the estimation methods proposed by Ferrer-i-Carbonel and Frijters (2004) and Das and van Soest (1999). For comparison and testing purposes a random effects ordered probit is also estimated. Estimations are carried out separately on the samples of men and women for individuals’ overall satisfaction with the jobs they hold. We find that using the fixed effects approach (that clearly rejects the random effects specification), considerably reduces the number of key explanatory variables. The impact of central economic factors is the same as in previous studies, though. Moreover, the determinants of job satisfaction differ considerably between the genders, in particular once individual fixed effects are allowed for.
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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Economics Publications
 
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