The impact of life events on job satisfaction
MetadataShow full item record
Employing fixed effects regression techniques on longitudinal data,we investigate howlife eventsaffect employees' job satisfaction. Unlike previous work–life research, exploring mostly contemporaneouscorrelations, we look for evidence of adaptation in the years following major lifeevents. We find evidence of adaptation following the first marriage event, but we find that thebirth of the first child has a long-lasting impact on employees' job satisfaction. Our findings alsosuggest that there is a general boost in job satisfaction prior to first marriage and to a lesser extentprior to the birth of the first child, consistentwith evidence of anticipation. Accordingly, our studyprovides some of the first evidence on the dynamic effect of non-work related factors on jobsatisfaction and it introduces a novel methodology and a new perspective for investigating thedynamic interaction between the work and life domains.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Johnson, Sarah E. (2010)Parental time pressure, in terms of actual workload and subjective reports, is high and likely to increase in the future, with ongoing implications for personal wellbeing. The combination of parenting young children and ...
Professional development in HIV prevention education for teachers using flexible learning and tutor supportJackson, Glenda Joy (2004)HIV prevention programs in schools are acknowledged as one of the best prospects for controlling the world HIV epidemic. Epidemiological evidence indicates that deaths world-wide from AIDS are yet to peak. Although HIV ...
O’Neill, Patrick Brennan (2011)In the context of widespread downsizing and restructuring, job insecurity has emerged as a prolific stressor in modern working life. While previous research has linked job insecurity to diminished job satisfaction, scholars ...