Orientation training and job satisfaction: a sector and gender analysis

Tabvuma, Vurain, Georgellis, Yannis and Lange, Thomas (2015) Orientation training and job satisfaction: a sector and gender analysis. Human Resource Management, 54 (2) . pp. 303-321. ISSN 0090-4848 [Article] (doi:10.1002/hrm.21650)

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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.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
Item ID: 14594
Notes on copyright: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Tabvuma, V., Georgellis, Y. and Lange, T. (2015), Orientation Training and Job Satisfaction: A Sector and Gender Analysis. Hum Resour Manage, 54: 303-321. doi:10.1002/hrm.21650, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hrm.21650. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
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Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2015 16:19
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 22:56
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/14594

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