Job Disamenities, Job Satisfaction, and On-the-Job Search: Is There a Nexus?
HECER Discussion Paper No. 36
34 Pages Posted: 5 Jan 2005
Date Written: December 2004
This study explores the potential role of adverse working conditions at the workplace in the determination of on-the-job search in the Finnish labour market. The results reveal that workers currently facing adverse working conditions have greater intentions to switch jobs and they are also more willing to stop working completely. In addition, those workers search new matches more frequently. There is evidence that adverse working conditions consistently increase the level of job dissatisfaction and, in turn, it is job dissatisfaction that drives workers' intentions to quit and intensifies actual job search.
Keywords: Working conditions, job satisfaction, on-the-job search, quit intentions
JEL Classification: J28, J31, J64
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