Worker Control as a Facilitator in the Match between Education and Jobs

18 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2009

Abstract

This article examines the relationship between worker control and subjective underemployment among workers who have more education than is needed for entry into their jobs (credential underemployment). Results indicate that social and technical controls are related to a greater sense of education - job matching. Workers who have credential underemployment are less likely to report subjective underemployment (underutilization and lack of fit between education and job) if they have higher levels of workplace control. This article contains implications for job design and the role of employers and managers in fostering the utilization of their workforces.

Suggested Citation

Weststar, Johanna, Worker Control as a Facilitator in the Match between Education and Jobs. British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 47, Issue 4, pp. 723-740, December 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1504311 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8543.2009.00737.x

Johanna Weststar (Contact Author)

University of Western Ontario ( email )

London, Ontario N6A 5B8
Canada

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