Job Disamenities, Job Satisfaction, Quit Intentions, and Actual Separations: Putting the Pieces Together

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Petri Bockerman

Labour Institute for Economic Research; University of Turku - Turku School of Economics

Pekka Ilmakunnas

Aalto University School of Business

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Abstract

We analyze the role of adverse working conditions in the determination of employees quit behavior. Our data contain both detailed information on perceived job disamenities, job satisfaction, and quit intentions from a cross-section survey, and information on employees actual job switches from longitudinal register data that can be linked to the survey. We show that job dissatisfaction that arises in adverse working conditions is related to job search and this in turn is related to actual job switches.

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Bockerman, Petri and Ilmakunnas, Pekka, Job Disamenities, Job Satisfaction, Quit Intentions, and Actual Separations: Putting the Pieces Together. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 48, Issue 1, pp. 73-96, January 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1313930 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2008.00546.x

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