An investigation of national trends in job satisfaction in Britain and Germany

Green, F. and Tsitsianis, N. (2005) An investigation of national trends in job satisfaction in Britain and Germany. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 43 (3). pp. 401-429. ISSN 0007-1080. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Trends in job satisfaction in Britain and Germany are described, and potential explanations investigated. Contrary to what might be expected from popular commentary, changing job insecurity does not explain the fall in job satisfaction in either country. It is found that intensification of work effort and declining task discretion account for the fall in job satisfaction in Britain. In Germany there was a modest fall in the proportion of people working the number of hours that they wanted to. However, while working too many or too few hours is a significant source of job dissatisfaction, the changes were too small to account for the fall in job satisfaction.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: G.F. Green
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2008 16:55
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:17
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4847 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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