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Gender paradox of job satisfaction in the Czech Republic in European comparison

Author: Bc. Kristýna Sosnová
Year: 2019 - summer
Leaders: PhDr. Martina Mysíková Ph.D.
Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 75
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Abstract: The gender job satisfaction paradox is a phenomenon occurring when despite
their disadvantaged labour market position, women consistently report higher
levels of job satisfaction than men. This thesis aims to verify the presence of
a gender paradox of job satisfaction, analyze the labor conditions and job perceptions of workers in the Czech Republic to provide employers a sense of job
aspects making male and female workers more productive, motivated and satisfied. The study uses sub-sample of employees from International Social Survey
Programme data from 2015. The study applies four regression models to reveal
the relationship between job satisfaction and gender, other socio-demographic
factors and various work aspects. The outcomes revealed some significant differences between males and females, specifically discrimination based on sex or
disadvantage of women regarding income and access to leading positions. Despite the theory of gender paradox, predicting women to be more satisfied at
work than men, the analysis showed the opposite. This study discovered, that
the most relevant aspects of work, that affect the overall job satisfaction are
relations with co-workers and management, interesting job, independence at
work and specifically for men having subordinate(s), working on weekends, opportunities for advancement or given freedom in deciding about working hours.
In European comparison the Czech Republic shows average results regarding
job satisfaction. Generally, male workers in Europe tend to be more satisfied
than female workers
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