Job satisfaction and response to incentives among China's urban workforce

Nielsen, Ingrid and Smyth, Russell 2008, Job satisfaction and response to incentives among China's urban workforce, Journal of socio-economics, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 1921-1936, doi: 10.1016/j.socec.2008.02.008.

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Title Job satisfaction and response to incentives among China's urban workforce
Author(s) Nielsen, IngridORCID iD for Nielsen, Ingrid
Smyth, Russell
Journal name Journal of socio-economics
Volume number 37
Issue number 5
Start page 1921
End page 1936
Total pages 16
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2008-10
ISSN 1053-5357
Keyword(s) China
Job satisfaction
Work incentives
Summary This article examines job satisfaction and incentive structures among China's urban workforce. The main determinants of job satisfaction are found to be age, education, occupation and personal income. The criteria that Chinese urban employees considered most important when choosing a job were job stability, a high income and professional development. Employees who considered job stability, high income, professional development opportunities, work/life balance and provision of social insurance as being important when selecting a job were more likely to have higher levels of job satisfaction. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.socec.2008.02.008
Field of Research 150311 Organisational Behaviour
Socio Economic Objective 910402 Management
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2008, Elsevier
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