Contingent forms of employment are usually associated with low-quality jobs and, by inference, jobs that workers find relatively unsatisfying. This assumption is tested using data from a representative household panel survey covering a country (Australia) with a high incidence of nonstandard employment. Results from the estimation of ordered logit regression models reveal that among males, both casual employees and labor-hire (agency) workers (but not fixed-term contract workers) report noticeably lower levels of job satisfaction, though this association diminishes with job tenure. Negative effects for women are mainly restricted to labor-hire workers.
Buddelmeyer, H., McVicar, D., & Wooden, M. (2015). Non-standard 'contingent' employment and job satisfaction: a panel data analysis. Industrial Relations, 54(2), 256-275. https://doi.org/10.1111/irel.12090