Culture's Role in the Job Characteristics and Job Satisfaction Relationship: An Empirical Analysis Using Globe's Culture Scores
Management@TUHH Research Papers Series, No. 13
32 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2014
Date Written: March 11, 2014
Many studies have analyzed the influence of either situational job characteristics or culture on job satisfaction. To date, the interrelationships between these two aspects – situational job characteristics and culture – have received very little attention. Assuming that culture is an overarching framework, we analyze if and how it moderates different job characteristics’ influence on job satisfaction. When testing culture’s moderating effect, we refer to all dimensions of culture defined in the most current conception, namely the GLOBE project. We analyze these relationships based on a sample from 23 nations. Findings indicated that the impact of some job characteristics on job satisfaction is indeed significantly moderated by culture, but the explanatory power is fairly negligible.
Keywords: job satisfaction, job characteristics, culture, GLOBE, ISSP
JEL Classification: M11, M54, Z1
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