Tommaso Ramella, University of Milano, Bicocca - The creation and resolution of working hours mismatches: The role of personality traits

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Title: The creation and resolution of working hours mismatches: The role of personality traits

Abstract: The current research uses a nationally representative panel survey data to identify the role played by the personality traits (in particular locus of control and the "big five") on the creation and resolution of work hour mismatches. While the current literature has mainly focused on the role of observable socio-demographic characteristics, a considerable amount of individual heterogeneity remains unexplained. This research aims to fit part of this gap, by exploring the relationship between personality traits, how people remain constrained in undesired hours and how they try to resolve them. Also, while it's demonstrated that mismatches influence the level of happiness and mental health, it Is not clear if psychological characteristics can reduce this negative effect. These first provisional results show that personality traits have a non-negligible impact, and they influence differently how men and women enter and exit from work time mismatches.

Presenter: Tommaso Ramella, University of Milano, Bicocca

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