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  • Huang-Gamble2015 social role expectation and satisfaction

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Social expectations, gender and job satisfaction: front-line employees in China's retail sector

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>07/2015
<mark>Journal</mark>Human Resource Management Journal
Issue number3
Volume25
Number of pages17
Pages (from-to)331-347
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date2/02/15
<mark>Original language</mark>English

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.

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© 2015 The Authors. Human Resource Management Journal Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.