Job Disamenities, Job Satisfaction, and On-the-Job Search: Is There a Nexus?

HECER Discussion Paper No. 36

34 Pages Posted: 5 Jan 2005

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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

Date Written: December 2004

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Bockerman, Petri and Ilmakunnas, Pekka, Job Disamenities, Job Satisfaction, and On-the-Job Search: Is There a Nexus? (December 2004). HECER Discussion Paper No. 36, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=642542 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.642542

Petri Bockerman

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University of Turku - Turku School of Economics ( email )

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Pekka Ilmakunnas (Contact Author)

Aalto University School of Business ( email )

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