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Why so fed up and footloose in IT? Spelling out the associations between occupation and overall job satisfaction shown by WERS 2004

Title of publication/activity:
Why so fed up and footloose in IT? Spelling out the associations between occupation and overall job satisfaction shown by WERS 2004
Type of publication/activity:
Journal Article
Nature of content:
Secondary analysis
   
Author(s):
Rose M
   
Year:
2007
   
Journal Articles:
Journal name:
Industrial Relations Journal
Journal volume:
38
Journal number:
4
Journal pages:
356-384
 
Survey instruments used:
WERS 2004
 

Management Questionnaire:

Y

Employee Representative
Questionnaire:

N

Financial Performance
Questionnaire:

N

Survey of Employees:

Y
 
WERS 1998:
N
WIRS 1990:
N
WIRS 1984:
N
WIRS 1980:
N
 
Panel data:
 
WERS 1998-04:
N
WERS 1990-98:
N
WIRS 1984-90:
N
 
Associated studies:
 
Employers' Labour
Use Strategies Survey (ELUS):
N
Employers' Manpower and Skills
Practices Survey (EMSPS):
N
Annual Business Inquiry (ABI):
N
 
PDF of full research:
 
URL location:
 
Summary/Abstract:
Analysis of the Workplace Employment Relations Survey 2004 employee data shows striking differences in levels of overall job satisfaction among occupational groups. The examination is based on the 81 Minor Occupation groupings in UK Standard Occupational Classification 2000 classification. Taking a possible specific occupational effect possibly conditioned by resonance effects, as a theoretical point of departure, multivariate analysis is used to restate apparent occupational effect as occupationally bundled individual-level variables and workplace influences a process seen as exchanging nominal-level measurement (names of occupations) with theoretical variables. Although 13 minor occupational groups retain statistically significant independent influence after the statistical treatment, these effects are small. Detailed illustration and specification of bundling effects and further examination of their sources take information and communications technology and communication professionals as their point of reference.
   
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