Correlates of immigrant workers’ job satisfaction

Woodend, Jon, and Arthur, Nancy (2017) Correlates of immigrant workers’ job satisfaction. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 16 (2). pp. 44-47.

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Research in the career development field has primarily focused on the barriers immigrant workers face when integrating into the workforce and how they can overcome these barriers. There have been few studies investigating contextual factors that impede workplace integration. To address this gap, the current study surveyed employed immigrant workers across Canada about their job satisfaction, in relation to their bicultural competence, English language usage, social support, and workplace attitudes. A correlational analysis revealed significant correlations between bicultural competence, English language usage, social support, workplace attitudes and immigrant worker job satisfaction. Results from this study highlighted the importance of considering contextual influences such as workplace attitudes in developing research and practices to support the successful employment integration of immigrant workers.

Item ID: 61167
Item Type: Article (Scholarly Work)
ISSN: 1499-1853
Keywords: job satisfaction; skilled immigrant workers; workplace attitudes
Copyright Information: Open Access under a Creative Commons Non-Commercial No Derivatives license.
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2020 02:49
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling @ 50%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940109 Employment Services @ 20%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9405 Work and Institutional Development > 940501 Employment Patterns and Change @ 80%
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