This study tests the moderating effect of job complexity and social status, proxied by a unique Chinese cultural variable (hukou status), on the relationship between job satisfaction and subjective well-being in urban China. Data on these and a range of demographic variables were collected from 1025 workers in Fujian Province in the People s Republic of China. Results confirm that hukou status does moderate the job satisfaction-subjective well-being relationship in this sample. Several further moderating relationships are also detected. The study adds the empirical literature on job satisfaction and subjective well-being in China and also furthers understanding of the complex relationship between these constructs.
|Pages (from-to)||1333 - 1350|
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||The International Journal of Human Resource Management|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
Nielsen, I., Smyth, R., & Liu, Y. (2011). The moderating effects of demographic factors and hukou status on the job satisfaction-subjective well-being relationship in urban China. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22(6), 1333 - 1350. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2011.559103