Measures of work satisfaction are taken from Wave III of the International Social Science Programme. The last Work Orientation wave of ISSP was in 2005. Previous waves were conducted in 1989 and 1997. The survey is addressed to people aged 16 and over working either
as an employee or as a self‐employed. 21 OECD countries participated in the latest wave of this survey. The survey has high and variable rates of non‐response between countries and over time, as well as different country sampling frames, all of which
may undermine comparability.