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Journal Article

Orientation training and job satisfaction: a sector and gender analysis

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Publication date

Mar 2015

Summary

Using data from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), we investigate how various types of job training impact upon employees’ job satisfaction and its domains. We find that orientation training exerts a significant positive effect on newcomer male employees’ job satisfaction in both the private and public sectors, but it increases the job satisfaction of newcomer female employees only in the public sector. Other types of job training have only a weak effect on job satisfaction. We attribute the predominance of orientation training as a strong predictor of job satisfaction to its important function of facilitating the workplace socialization of new employees by reducing the uncertainty about aspects of the job that are not always easily contractible. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Published in

Human Resource Management

Volume and page numbers

54 , 303 -321

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hrm.21650

ISSN

16

Subjects

Training: Labour Market and Well Being

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1649651~S5

Notes

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