A Comparison of ‘Traditional’ and ‘Atypical’ Workers: Demographic, Behavioral, and Attitudinal Differences
Journal of Business and Psychology, 8: 467-474, 1994
9 Pages Posted: 24 Feb 2014
Date Written: 1994
Differences among full-time (n = 1066), part-time (n = 132), and moonlighting employees (n = 153) in a variety of occupations were examined. Moonlighters as compared to full-timers were younger, more frequently male, perceived less educational fit with their main jobs, and were primary wage earners. Full-timers as compared to part-timers were more frequently male, married, and primary wage earners. Part-timers had the greatest turnover, but no differences were detected for other withdrawal behaviors. Part-timers were more satisfied with working conditions but were less satisfied with extrinsic rewards and life in general. Moonlighters expressed a stronger work ethic and placed less importance on working conditions.
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