Huang, Q and Gamble, J (2015) Social expectations, gender and job satisfaction: Front‐line employees in China's retail sector. Human Resource Management Journal, 25 (3). 331 - 347.

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Abstract

This study aims to enhance our understanding of gender and employment in China. Analysing data collected from over 1,800 employees at 22 foreign‐invested and locally owned retail stores in eight Chinese cities, it firstly explores whether, like their counterparts in Western countries, female employees have higher levels of job satisfaction than their male colleagues. Secondly, it distinguishes the key differential predictors of female and male employees' job satisfaction levels. This article extends gender role theory on job satisfaction by showing how traditional values, the structure of work and a nation's dominant gender ideology combine to shape women and men's job satisfaction and work experiences in a transitional context.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender role theory, job satisfaction, multinationals, retail employment, HRM, China
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Keele Management School
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 02 May 2018 13:10
Last Modified: 08 May 2019 11:26
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/4821

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