Journal article

Job quality and flexible practices: An investigation of employee perceptions

Kelly Wilson, Michelle Brown, Christina Cregan

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

Job quality debates in Australia are dominated by two major concerns: The skill level of employees and the growing incidence of contingent employment. The Hackman and Oldham (1980) job quality model provides the theoretical basis for an investigation of a major aspect of job quality ('skill variety') among both casual and permanent employees. This article reports the findings of three investigations using data from 3,097 employees collected from a longitudinal study in Australia. The first investigation compared the job quality perceptions of permanent and casual employees; the second examined the perceptions of full-time casual employees and part-time casual employees relative to permanent ..

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