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Orientation Training and Job Satisfaction: A Sector and Gender Analysis

Tabvuma, Vurain; Georgellis, Yannis; Lange, Thomas


Vurain Tabvuma

Yannis Georgellis

Thomas Lange


Using data from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), we investigate how various types of job training impact upon employees’ job satisfaction and its domains. We find that orientation training exerts a significant positive effect on newcomer male employees’ job satisfaction in both the private and public sectors, but it increases the job satisfaction of newcomer female employees only in the public sector. Other types of job training have only a weak effect on job satisfaction. We attribute the predominance of orientation training as a strong predictor of job satisfaction to its important function of facilitating the workplace socialization of new employees by reducing the uncertainty about aspects of the job that are not always easily contractible.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 1, 2014
Online Publication Date Jan 28, 2015
Publication Date 2015-03
Deposit Date Nov 25, 2021
Journal Human Resource Management
Print ISSN 0090-4848
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 54
Issue 2
Pages 303-321
Keywords job training, orientation training, organizational socialization, job satisfaction
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