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Effect of Sexual Orientation on Job Satisfaction: Evidence from Greece

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  • Nick Drydakis

type="main" xml:id="irel12080-abs-0001"> This study investigates the differences in four aspects of job satisfaction between gay males/lesbians and heterosexuals. Gay males and lesbians are found to be less satisfied, according to all job satisfaction measures considered. Moreover, gay males and lesbians whose orientation was known at their workplace had higher job satisfaction than gay males and lesbians who had not disclosed their orientation. Furthermore, gay males and lesbians were found to become more satisfied with their jobs with time after disclosing their sexual orientation.

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Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society.

Volume (Year): 54 (2015)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 162-187

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