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Arbeitszufriedenheit und flexible Arbeitszeiten: empirische Analyse mit Daten des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels

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This study analyses how different working hours arrangements influence the subjective job satisfaction. The paper contributes to the existing literature dealing with job satisfaction by including information on the flexibility of working hours arrangements and the compensation for working overtime. At first we describe the spread of flexible working hours arrangements over time in Germany. Based on data from the German Socio-economic Panel (SOEP) waves 2005 and 2007 we estimate a fixed-effects model and find a positive effect on job satisfaction of self-determined working hours of full time employees. Considering part time employees we find a clear preference of paid overtime over all other compensation options. Contrary to our expectations there is only little effect of the daily timing of working hours on job satisfaction. Ziel dieser Analyse ist die Identifikation von Auswirkungen unterschiedlicher flexibler Arbeitszeitformen und Abgeltungsarten von Überstunden auf die subjektive Arbeitszufriedenheit. Dazu wird zunächst die Verbreitung flexibler Arbeitszeitformen in Deutschland im Zeitverlauf beschrieben. Auf Basis von Daten der Jahre 2005 und 2007 des Soziooekonomischen Panels (SOEP) wird ein Fixed-Effects Panelmodell geschätzt. Es zeigt sich ein positiver Effekt von selbst bestimmten Arbeitszeiten auf die Arbeitszufriedenheit bei Vollzeitbeschäftigten und eine klare Präferenz von bezahlten Überstunden gegenüber allen anderen Abgeltungsarten bei Teilzeitbeschäftigten. Die Lage der Arbeitszeiten spielt hingegen eine untergeordnete Rolle.

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  • Dominik Hanglberger, 2010. "Arbeitszufriedenheit und flexible Arbeitszeiten: empirische Analyse mit Daten des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 304, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
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    1. Joachim Merz & Henning Stolze, 2010. "Kumulation von Querschnitten - Evaluierung alternativer Konzepte für die kumulierten laufenden Wirtschaftsrechnungen 1999 bis 2003 im Vergleich zur Einkommens- und Verbrauchsstichprobe 2003," FFB-Discussionpaper 85, Research Institute on Professions (Forschungsinstitut Freie Berufe (FFB)), LEUPHANA University Lüneburg.
    2. Sarah Holly & Alwine Mohnen, 2012. "Impact of Working Hours on Work-Life Balance," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 465, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
    3. Joachim Merz & Tim Rathjen, 2011. "Zeit- und Einkommensarmut von Freien Berufen und Unternehmern," FFB-Discussionpaper 89, Research Institute on Professions (Forschungsinstitut Freie Berufe (FFB)), LEUPHANA University Lüneburg.
    4. Wunder, Christoph, 2016. "Working hours mismatch and well-being: comparative evidence from Australian and German panel data," Annual Conference 2016 (Augsburg): Demographic Change 145544, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
    5. Wanger, Susanne, 2017. "What makes employees satisfied with their working time? : The role of working hours, time-sovereignty and working conditions for working time and job satisfaction," IAB Discussion Paper 201720, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
    6. Dominik Hanglberger, 2011. "Arbeitszufriedenheit im internationalen Vergleich," FFB-Discussionpaper 86, Research Institute on Professions (Forschungsinstitut Freie Berufe (FFB)), LEUPHANA University Lüneburg.
    7. Beckmann, Michael & Hegedüs, Istvan, 2011. "Trust-based working time and organizational performance: evidence from German establishment-level panel data," Working papers 2011/13, Faculty of Business and Economics - University of Basel.
    8. Jennifer Hunt, 2013. "Flexible Work Time in Germany: Do Workers Like It and How Have Employers Exploited It Over the Cycle?," Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 14(1-2), pages 67-98, February.

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    Keywords

    Arbeitszufriedenheit; flexible Arbeitszeiten; Abend- und Nachtarbeit; Überstunden; SOEP; Fixed-effects;

    JEL classification:

    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
    • J81 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Working Conditions

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