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Investigating Determinants that Affect Job and Life Dissatisfaction: The Case of Relocation

Yooncheong Cho / Yoojeong KIM

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Abstract

Purpose: Geographical relocation has been conducted to alleviate overcrowding and to support balanced regional development in many countries.
Previous studies have seldom examined the effectiveness of relocation on job and life dissatisfaction, particularly in the public sector. The purpose of this study is to investigate the determinants of relocation on job and life dissatisfaction. Proposed research questions include the following: i) do working conditions in the new workplace and interactivity affect job dissatisfaction? ii) do social infrastructure and social activity in the new location affect life dissatisfaction? and iii) is there a relationship between job and life dissatisfaction? Research Design, data, and methodology: The study collected data via an online survey and applied statistical analyses such as factor analysis, regression, and ANOVA. Results: The results of this study found that proposed determinants excluding mobility inefficiency and decision-making affect job and life dissatisfaction. The results also showed that there are relationships between job and life dissatisfaction. Conclusions: The results of this study provide both managerial and policy implications of relocation for the public sector. The results of this study implied that better policy should be designed to increase job and life satisfaction that also accounts for the realities of relocation.

Issue Date
2020-03
Publisher
KODISA
DOI
10.13106/jidb.2020.vol11.no3.29
Journal Title
Journal of Industrial Distribution & Business
Start Page
29
End Page
38
ISSN
2233-4165
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