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

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Nathan Bennett

Georgia Institute of Technology - Organizational Behavior Area; J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Paula Carson

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Kerry Carson

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Terry Blum

Georgia Institute of Technology; Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business

Date Written: 1994

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Bennett, Nathan and Carson, Paula and Carson, Kerry and Blum, Terry, A Comparison of ‘Traditional’ and ‘Atypical’ Workers: Demographic, Behavioral, and Attitudinal Differences (1994). Journal of Business and Psychology, 8: 467-474, 1994. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2399951

Nathan Bennett (Contact Author)

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Paula Carson

University of Louisiana at Lafayette ( email )

Lafayette, LA 70504
United States

Kerry Carson

University of Louisiana at Lafayette ( email )

Lafayette, LA 70504
United States

Terry Blum

Georgia Institute of Technology ( email )

Atlanta, GA 30332
United States

Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business ( email )

800 West Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30308
United States

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