Employing longitudinal data, we examine how income mediates, and sexual identity moderates, the gender-job satisfaction relationship using the theoretical lens of human capital theory. We find that income does mediate the gender-job satisfaction relationship and that the mediated relationship between gender and job satisfaction is moderated by sexual identity. Our main result is that income is a stronger driver of the gender-job satisfaction relationship for lesbians than it is for straight women. Theoretical and practical implications of this result are discussed.
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||The International Journal of Human Resource Management|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 30 May 2018|
- human capital
- job satisfaction
- Sexual identity