Job satisfaction of part-time vs. full-time workers in Turkey: the effect of income and work status satisfaction
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This study compared the job satisfaction of part-time and full-time sales workers and tested the impact of income level and satisfaction with work status (i.e., whether employed as a part-timer or a full-timer) as explanatory factors for job satisfaction differences between part-time and full-time workers. Data were analysed through questionnaires among 1,158 sales workers. The analysis showed that those working part-time as compared to full-time reported lower job satisfaction. Income level fully mediated the work status effect on job satisfaction and satisfaction with work status partially mediated this relationship. The differences among part-time and full-time workers were found to be consistent for male and female participants. This study contributes to the existing literature by demonstrating that work status relates to job satisfaction through different pathways.