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The intrinsic hierarchy of occupations: The relative importance of intrinsic and extrinsic rewards for job satisfaction
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Labor market research has predominantly been concerned with extrinsic rewards, while a growing body of research has called attention to the importance of intrinsic rewards. The present thesis builds on this research by examining the relation between intrinsic rewards and the work structure. The questions posed are: (A) How do occupations in the Swedish labor market vary by intrinsic job characteristics, and to what extent is this variation related to occupational extrinsic rewards? (B) What is the relative importance of intrinsic and extrinsic rewards for the individuals’ job satisfaction? Utilizing the Level-of-Living-Survey data between 1991 and 2010, occupational-level measures are constructed for intrinsic and extrinsic rewards. The measures are compared, and regression-techniques are used to control for individual characteristics, and to answer the second question. Results show that occupations are ranked in an intrinsic hierarchy that is partly separate from the extrinsic one. Moreover, the occupations seem to affect job satisfaction primarily through the intrinsic reward dimension.  The implications are that intrinsic rewards outline an important aspect of labor market stratification that has largely been overlooked.

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2018. , p. 34
Keywords [en]
Intrinsic, extrinsic, rewards, job satisfaction, occupations, positions, stratification, labor market
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-157955OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-157955DiVA, id: diva2:1229121
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Available from: 2018-06-29 Created: 2018-06-29 Last updated: 2018-06-29Bibliographically approved

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