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Title:Trust and control at the workplace: evidence from representative samples of employees in Europe PDF Logo
Authors:Grund, Christian
Harbring, Christine
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 4297
Abstract:Based on two representative samples of employees, the German Socio Economic Panel and the European Social Survey, we explore the relation between certain measures of control in employment relationships (i.e. working time regulations, use of performance appraisal systems, monitoring by supervisors, autonomy to organize the work) and individuals’ inclination to trust others. Trust is measured by the general trust question like in most other economic studies based on surveys. We find that strict working time regulations, monitoring and lack of autonomy - all indicators for control at the workplace - are negatively related to trust. Moreover, we contribute to the literature on trust by gathering hints to other potential determinants of trust.
Subjects:Autonomy
control
monitoring
performance appraisal
regulation of working time
trust
JEL:D03
J81
M12
M5
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-2009082505
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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