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Orientation Training and Job Satisfaction: A Sector and Gender Analysis

Tabvuma, Vurain, Georgellis, Yannis, Lange, Thomas (2015) Orientation Training and Job Satisfaction: A Sector and Gender Analysis. Human Resource Management, 54 (2). ISSN 0090-4848. (doi:10.1002/hrm.21650) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:46934)

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Abstract

Using data from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), we investigate how various types of job training impact upon employees’ job satisfaction and its domains. We find that orientation training exerts a significant positive effect on newcomer male employees’ job satisfaction in both the private and public sectors, but it increases the job satisfaction of newcomer female employees only in the public sector. Other types of job training have only a weak effect on job satisfaction. We attribute the predominance of orientation training as a strong predictor of job satisfaction to its important function of facilitating the workplace socialization of new employees by reducing the uncertainty about aspects of the job that are not always easily contractible. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/hrm.21650
Uncontrolled keywords: job training ;orientation training; organizational socialization; job satisfaction
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5351 Business
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: Yannis Georgellis
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 08:16 UTC
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2020 09:40 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/46934 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Georgellis, Yannis: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7866-8014
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