Trans employees, transitioning, and job satisfaction

Drydakis, Nick (2016) Trans employees, transitioning, and job satisfaction. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 98. pp. 1-16. ISSN 0001-8791

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While trans employees have become more widely recognized in society, our understanding of their work experiences remains underdeveloped. In the current study, we investigate whether transitioning is associated with job satisfaction in England, Wales and Scotland. Using longitudinal data collected before and after sex reassignment surgery associations between job satisfaction and mental health/life satisfaction are examined for trans men and women. The estimations suggest that employees experience higher job satisfaction, mental health and life satisfaction after sex reassignment surgery than before. In addition, the estimations suggest that after sex reassignment surgery, the associations between job satisfaction and mental health/life satisfaction are stronger than before. Moreover, the estimations suggest that employees not only experience higher job satisfaction after sex reassignment surgery, but also during transitioning. The results suggest that, firms should not treat transitioning employees in a biased way, since their transition might entail positive personal and workplace advancements.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: job satisfaction, transitioning, mental health, life satisfaction
Faculty: Lord Ashcroft International Business School
Depositing User: Nick Drydakis
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2016 08:04
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2016 08:04

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