Role of workplace safety: A revisit of the relationship between job satisfaction and employment status

Yueng Hsiang Huang, Peter Y. Chen, D. Apryl Rogers, Autumn D. Krauss

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Abstract

This study evaluated the relationship between employment status (i.e., part- and full-time) and job satisfaction, with the focus on the moderating roles of perceived injury risk and injury incidence. The results found that the level of job satisfaction for full-time workers was about the same regardless of the level of injury risk they perceived. In contrast, job satisfaction of part-time workers was significantly higher when they perceived low injury risk rather than high injury risk. The findings also supported the potential adverse impact of injury incidence and injury risk on job satisfaction for both part- and full-time workers. This study highlighted the importance of understanding both workplace safety and job satisfaction when attempting to understand the differences between part-time and full-time workers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-256
Number of pages6
JournalWork
Volume21
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 11 2003

Keywords

  • Employment status
  • Job satisfaction
  • Workplace safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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