The Role of Enriched Job Design for Improving Work-related Attitudes of the Underemployed

Okay-Somerville, B. and Scholarios, D. (2017) The Role of Enriched Job Design for Improving Work-related Attitudes of the Underemployed. European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM 2017), Glasgow, UK, 21-24 Jun 2017. (Unpublished)

Full text not currently available from Enlighten.

Publisher's URL:


Based on a P-J misfit perspective to the effects of perceived underemployment on work-related attitudes, the present study examines a role for job enrichment, through job influence, to mitigate these negative effects. The study is informed by multi-level data from a nationally representative sample of employers drawn from the 2011 Workplace Employment Relations Survey in the UK. The findings show that job enrichment has no direct impact on work-related attitudes and the impact of perceived underemployment on job satisfaction and organisational commitment is invariant to the extent to which the underemployed experience job influence over their work. These findings contribute to a more fine-grained understanding of the experiences of the underemployed at work.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords:Enriched job design, skill utilisation, strategic HRM, multilevel models, Workplace Employment Relations Survey.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Scholarios, Prof Dora and Okay-Somerville, Dr Belgin
Authors: Okay-Somerville, B., and Scholarios, D.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Research Group:HRM/OB

University Staff: Request a correction | Enlighten Editors: Update this record