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

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Sven Hauff

University of Hamburg - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Nicole Richter

Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH)

Tabea Tressin

Independent

Date Written: March 11, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Hauff, Sven and Richter, Nicole and Tressin, Tabea, Culture's Role in the Job Characteristics and Job Satisfaction Relationship: An Empirical Analysis Using Globe's Culture Scores (March 11, 2014). Management@TUHH Research Papers Series, No. 13, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2407574 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2407574

Sven Hauff

University of Hamburg - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

Von-Melle-Park 5
Hamburg, 20146
Germany

Nicole Richter (Contact Author)

Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH) ( email )

Schwarzenbergstrasse 95
Hamburg, DE Hamburg 21073
Germany

Tabea Tressin

Independent ( email )

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