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Job Satisfaction in the “Big Four” of Europe: Reasoning Between Feeling and Uncertainty Through CUB Models

Gennaro Punzo (), Rosalia Castellano () and Mirko Buonocore ()
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Gennaro Punzo: University of Naples “Parthenope”
Rosalia Castellano: University of Naples “Parthenope”
Mirko Buonocore: University of Naples “Parthenope”

Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2018, vol. 139, issue 1, 205-236

Abstract: Abstract The paper offers a comparative investigation of objective and subjective driving forces behind the satisfaction that people feel in their job in four representative countries of Western Europe. The main element of this work’s novelty is its linking the research of cross-country similarities and differences in the leading determinants of global job satisfaction to methodological issues that arise when responses to survey questions are detected on a rating scale through self-evaluation. In particular, this paper is one of the first attempts to test the potentialities of CUB models on EWCS data in a broader conceptual framework in which the response on overall job satisfaction depends on some psychological dynamics of the evaluation process. Although overall job satisfaction is significantly higher for British and German employees, the subjective factors—the amount of socio-economic security embodied in a job, the working conditions and the aspects of work–life balance—are the most relevant in shaping job satisfaction, disregarding the myth that considers earnings as the dominant factor.

Keywords: Job satisfaction; CUB models; European countries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C25 J28 O52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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