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.
|Titolo:||Job Satisfaction in the "Big Four" of Europe: Reasoning Between Feeling and Uncertainty Through CUB Models|
|Autori interni:||PUNZO, Gennaro|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Rivista:||SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|