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Fördert sportliche Aktivität den beruflichen Aufstieg?


  • Müller, Michael


Eine höhere Entlohnung von sportlich aktiveren Arbeitnehmern konnte in den letzten Jahren bereits mehrfach nachgewiesen werden. Diese wurde u. a. auf eine höhere Durchsetzungsfähigkeit sowie auf bessere soziale Fähigkeiten zurückgeführt. In diesem Beitrag wird mit Daten des Sozioökonomischen Panels (SOEP) analysiert, ob sportlich aktivere Arbeitnehmer eher beruflich aufsteigen bzw. Positionen mit Führungsverantwortung erreichen. Außerdem werden Persönlichkeitsmerkmale der beförderten Personen untersucht, um feststellen zu können, ob sich diese in geringerem bzw. höherem Maße für die erreichten (Führungs-)Positionen eignen. Es zeigt sich zunächst, dass die Wahrscheinlichkeit, beruflich aufzusteigen, für sportlich aktivere Arbeitnehmer signifikant höher ist. Des Weiteren können bei den untersuchten beförderten Mitarbeitern stärkere Ausprägungen von Persönlichkeitseigenschaften, die insbesondere für Führungskräfte empfehlenswert bzw. vorteilhaft sind, nachgewiesen werden.

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  • Müller, Michael, 2016. "Fördert sportliche Aktivität den beruflichen Aufstieg?," Discussion Papers of the Institute for Organisational Economics 02/2016, University of Münster, Institute for Organisational Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:umiodp:022016

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    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • M51 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Firm Employment Decisions; Promotions
    • Z22 - Other Special Topics - - Sports Economics - - - Labor Issues

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