Job satisfaction and quit intentions of offshore workers in the UK North Sea oil and and gas industry

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Abstract

The North Sea oil and gas industry currently faces recruitment and retention difficulties because of a shortage of skilled workers. One means of retaining existing employees is to improve workers' job satisfaction. In this paper, we investigate the determinants of job satisfaction and intentions to quit within this industry sector. We find that individuals in good financial situations, those whose skills are closely related to their job and those who received training reported higher levels of job satisfaction. Furthermore, we establish the importance of job satisfaction, promotion prospects and training opportunities in determining workers' intentions to quit their job.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-633
Number of pages27
JournalScottish Journal of Political Economy
Volume58
Issue number5
Early online date2 Sep 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

Keywords

  • skill mimatches
  • wages
  • metaanalysis
  • investment
  • education
  • returns
  • stress
  • health
  • model

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