Something to celebrate (or not): the differing impact of promotion to manager on the job satisfaction of women and men

Lup, Daniela (2018) Something to celebrate (or not): the differing impact of promotion to manager on the job satisfaction of women and men. Work, Employment and Society, 32 (2). pp. 407-425. ISSN 0950-0170 (doi:10.1177/0950017017713932)

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Abstract

The literatures on gender status stereotyping and glass ceiling have shown that women managers have more difficult job experiences than men, but whether these experiences result in lower job satisfaction is still an open question. Using fixed-effects models in a longitudinal national sample, this study examines differences in job satisfaction between women and men promoted into lower- and higher-level management, after controlling for key determinants of job satisfaction. Results indicate that promotions to management are accompanied by an increase in job satisfaction for men, but not for women and that the differing effect lasts beyond the promotion year. Moreover, following promotion, the job satisfaction of women promoted to higher-level management even starts declining. The type of promotion (internal or lateral) does not modify this effect. By clarifying the relationship between gender, promotion to managerial position and job satisfaction the study contributes to the literature on the gender gap in managerial representation.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Social Policy Research Centre
Item ID: 21841
Notes on copyright: Daniela Lup, Something to Celebrate (or not): The Differing Impact of Promotion to Manager on the Job Satisfaction of Women and Men, Work, Employment and Society, Vol 32, Issue 2, pp. 407 - 425. Copyright © 2017 The Author. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
Depositing User: Daniela Lup
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 09:26
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 02:58
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/21841

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