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Job disamenities, job satisfaction, and on-the-job search: is there a nexus?

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  • Petri Böckerman

    (Labour Institute for Economic Research)

  • Pekka Ilmakunnas

    (Helsinki School of Economics)

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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.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Labor and Demography with number 0501002.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: 04 Jan 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpla:0501002

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Keywords: working conditions; job satisfaction; on-the-job search; quit intentions;

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  1. Sinem Aydogdu & Baris Asikgil, 2011. "An Empirical Study of the Relationship Among Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment and Turnover Intention," International Review of Management and Marketing, Econjournals, vol. 1(3), pages 43-53, September.
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