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Author: Mylavarapu, Kumar Anirudh
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1. Mylavarapu, Kumar Anirudh
Probing Factors that Influence Job Satisfaction and Health
Master's Thesis, North Carolina State University, 2019
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)
Keyword(s): Health, Mental/Psychological; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Job Satisfaction; Wages

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The goal of this paper is to study the impacts of rewards such as compensation and benefits as well as other factors such as flexible work schedules and hours worked at a job on job satisfaction, general health and mental health. Using the 2015 data from the National Longitudinal Survey Cohort of 1997, several logistic models were estimated to probe the impacts of seventeen different predictors on the dependent variables of job satisfaction, mental health and general health. The results show that income and flexibility are significant predictors of job satisfaction and have a negative relationship for this particular sample. Additionally, number of employer locations is the only variable that impacts mental health in a negative way. This could be attributed to the fact that Americans have to commute to multiple locations which could add to the mental stress. Lastly, factors such as flexibility, life insurance, income and age are significant and positive predictors of general health while the regressor of weeks worked at a job is found to have a negative impact on the general health. Older workers tend to have better general health than those in the prime of the workforce. The results of this paper aim at providing companies with information that will aid policy implementation and help improve employee retention, attract new talent and reduce turnover. The purpose of this paper is to also identify the significance of the timing of the incentivization and to briefly examine how individuals value company rewards at the entry point (deciding whether or not to work for a company) compared to while they are in the job.
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Mylavarapu, Kumar Anirudh. Probing Factors that Influence Job Satisfaction and Health. Master's Thesis, North Carolina State University, 2019.