Measuring the Use of Human Resources Practices and Employee Attitudes: The Linked Personnel Panel

37 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2015

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Susanne Steffes

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Patrick Kampkötter

University of Tuebingen - Department of Managerial Accounting

Jens Mohrenweiser

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Dirk Sliwka

University of Cologne - Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Stefanie Wolter

Government of the Federal Republic of Germany - Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Date Written: October 2015

Abstract

This paper introduces a new data source available for HRM researchers and personnel economists, the Linked Personnel Panel (LPP). The LPP is a longitudinal and representative employer-employee data set covering establishments in Germany and designed for quantitative empirical HR research. The LPP offers a unique structure. First, the data set combines employer and employee surveys that can be matched to each other. Second, it can also be linked to a number of additional administrative data sets. Third, the LPP covers a wide range of firms and workers from different backgrounds. Finally, because of its longitudinal dimension, the LPP should facilitate the study of causal effects of HR practices. The LPP employee survey uses a number of established scales to measure job characteristics and job perceptions, personal characteristics, employee attitudes towards the organisation and employee behaviour. This paper gives an overview of both the employer and employee survey and outlines the definitions, origins and statistical properties of the scales used in the individual questionnaire.

Keywords: HR practices; matched employer-employee data; Linked Personnel Panel; employee attitudes

JEL Classification: C33, J1, J54, O15, E24, J21, J24

Suggested Citation

Steffes, Susanne and Kampkötter, Patrick and Mohrenweiser, Jens and Sliwka, Dirk and Wolter, Stefanie, Measuring the Use of Human Resources Practices and Employee Attitudes: The Linked Personnel Panel (October 2015). ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 15-074. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2685091 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2685091

Susanne Steffes (Contact Author)

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research ( email )

P.O. Box 10 34 43
L 7,1
D-68034 Mannheim, 68034
Germany

Patrick Kampkötter

University of Tuebingen - Department of Managerial Accounting ( email )

Germany

Jens Mohrenweiser

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research ( email )

P.O. Box 10 34 43
L 7,1
D-68034 Mannheim, 68034
Germany

Dirk Sliwka

University of Cologne - Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences ( email )

Richard-Strauss-Str. 2
Cologne, D-50923
Germany

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Stefanie Wolter

Government of the Federal Republic of Germany - Institute for Employment Research (IAB) ( email )

Regensburger Str. 104
Nuremberg, 90478
Germany

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