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Is the grass greener on the other side? A longitudinal study of the impact of employer change and occupational change on job satisfaction

Zhou, Ying, Zou, M, Williams, Mark and Tabvuma, V (2017) Is the grass greener on the other side? A longitudinal study of the impact of employer change and occupational change on job satisfaction Journal of Vocational Behavior, 99. pp. 66-78.

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Abstract

Research shows that individuals experience a honeymoon-hangover pattern when they change employers. This study provides further insight into this pattern by comparing the experience of those who change employers within and across occupations. Drawing on the longitudinal data from the British House Panel Survey 1991-2008, we find that the honeymoon effect was primarily driven by the experience of those who change employers across occupations. Patterns of post-transition adaptation also differ between the two categories of job changers. While there is evidence of adaptation of job satisfaction to employer change within occupation, those who change employers across occupations experience a steady decline of intrinsic job satisfaction which continues for at least six years after the transition.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Surrey Business School
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Zhou, YingYing.Zhou@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Zou, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Williams, Markm.t.williams@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Tabvuma, VUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : April 2017
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.jvb.2016.11.005
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2016. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords : Adaptation, Employer change, Job satisfaction, Occupational change
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 23 Nov 2016 18:47
Last Modified : 13 Jul 2017 10:13
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/812951

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