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The research on gender-based payment equality influence on job satisfaction from working women perspective in China

Hong, Yang (2019) The research on gender-based payment equality influence on job satisfaction from working women perspective in China. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This research aims to investigate the conditions of gender-based payment inequality and its influences on job satisfaction. Theoretical reviews lay a solid foundation for primary research on investigating the dimensions of payment inequality, the factors that influence job satisfaction, and the actual conditions of gender-based payment inequality in China. The primary results show that the income of all the employees is largely determined according to the job responsibility and the evaluation of the performances, and female employees are not given equal opportunities for important jobs and proof of performances. Female employees consider that it is difficult to change the perception that males are ought to be paid more. Both primary and theoretical reviews conclude that the gender-based payment inequality has become a common issue that causes the low job satisfaction rate. The primary results highlight that the financial payment inequality is only one aspect that leads to low job satisfaction, and fill the research gap that not being trusted about their ability to deliver is the higher level of needs and motivations that lead to low job satisfaction that would make them to quit the job. The primary research concludes the reasons to the gender-based payment inequality rooted deeply in social, cultural, and political beliefs and concepts in China, and individual efforts from females would not change the current conditions. Thus, the suggestions from the female employees are common agreements that the government should take the responsibility to create the policy to compensate the company that hires young female employees during maternity leave for even the cost to realize payment equality, and to create the policy that makes male employees take the maternity leave as their wives are pregnant to realize payment equality.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > China
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Gender
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Quality of Work Life / Job Satisfaction
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Classes of Labour > Women and Work
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in International Business
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 14:34
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 14:34
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4002

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