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Examining the Relationship among Part-Time Work Arrangements, Job Satisfaction, and Work Effort: A Study of U.S. College Faculty

Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations

ISBN: 978-1-78441-380-4, eISBN: 978-1-78441-379-8

ISSN: 0742-6186

Publication date: 2 February 2015

Abstract

This study investigates the relationship among preference for full-time employment, primacy of part-time employment, and work-related outcomes in a nationally representative sample of part-time college instructors. Results based on multilevel cross-classified random effects models indicate that part-time faculty who prefer full-time positions report working on average more hours per week and express greater work-related dissatisfaction than those who choose reduced work hours. Individuals whose part-time jobs are their primary jobs have less job satisfaction but work longer hours than those who treat part-time work as secondary. Finally, those who prefer full-time employment report more negative job satisfaction when the primacy of their part-time jobs is high.

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Liu, X. and Zhang, L. (2015), "Examining the Relationship among Part-Time Work Arrangements, Job Satisfaction, and Work Effort: A Study of U.S. College Faculty", Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations (Advances in Industrial & Labor Relations, Vol. 21), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 87-117. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0742-618620140000021004

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