Happier with the Same: Job Satisfaction of Disadvantaged Workers

Perales, Francisco and Tomaszewski, Wojtek (2015) Happier with the Same: Job Satisfaction of Disadvantaged Workers. British Journal of Industrial Relations, . doi:10.1111/bjir.12152

Author Perales, Francisco
Tomaszewski, Wojtek
Title Happier with the Same: Job Satisfaction of Disadvantaged Workers
Journal name British Journal of Industrial Relations   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0007-1080
Publication date 2015
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/bjir.12152
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Total pages 24
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Job satisfaction evaluations depend not only on the objective circumstances that workers experience in their jobs, but also on their subjective dispositions, such as their aspirations, expectations, feelings of entitlement or personal evaluation criteria. We use matched employer–employee data from the United Kingdom to examine whether and how subjective dispositions influencing job satisfaction vary across workers with different socio-demographic traits. We approximate jobs using detailed occupations within workplaces and find that most of the variability in job satisfaction is at the worker rather than the proximate-job level, and that workers with disadvantaged statuses report higher satisfaction with the same jobs than those with advantaged statuses.
Keyword Job satisfaction
Social disadvantage
Matched employer employee data
United Kingdom
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
Official 2016 Collection
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Created: Wed, 30 Sep 2015, 08:17:47 EST by Francisco Paco Perales on behalf of Institute for Social Science Research