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Work, Jobs, and Well-Being Across the Millennium

Andrew E. Clark

in International Differences in Well-Being

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732739
eISBN:
9780199776887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732739.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter uses repeated cross-section data ISSP data from 1989, 1997 and 2005 to consider movements in job quality. It is first underlined that not having a job when you want one is a major source ... More


Unequal jobs: job quality and job satisfaction

Patrick McGovern, Stephen Hill, Colin Mills, and Michael White

in Market, Class, and Employment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213375
eISBN:
9780191695865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213375.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter tries to provide some hard evidence about the general picture of job quality and job satisfaction. The ways of defining and measuring job quality and the logic of the approach that is ... More


The Aggregation of Satisfactions: General Satisfaction as an Aggregate

Bernard Van Praag

in Happiness Quantified: A Satisfaction Calculus Approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226146
eISBN:
9780191718595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226146.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter focuses on the development of the satisfaction aggregation model. Satisfaction with life as a whole is analysed as a weighted aggregate of the domain satisfactions. It is shown that ... More


Labor Force Insecurity and U.S. Work Attitudes, 1970s–2006

Arne L. Kalleberg and Peter V. Marsden

in Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133317
eISBN:
9781400845569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133317.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter considers subjective well-being at work—both perceived security and job satisfaction. Recent changes in U.S. economic organization have made employment more precarious. Jobs are viewed ... More


Domain Satisfactions

Bernard Van Praag

in Happiness Quantified: A Satisfaction Calculus Approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226146
eISBN:
9780191718595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226146.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter applies the methodology introduced for analysing financial satisfaction to various other domains of life such as health, employment, housing, and marriage. The analysis is based on data ... More


The Impact of Time Spent Working and Job Fit on Well-Being Around the World

James K. Harter and Raksha Arora

in International Differences in Well-Being

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732739
eISBN:
9780199776887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732739.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Based on Gallup World Poll data collected in seven regions of the world, this chapter studies the relationship between hours worked, perceived job fit, and well-being. Workers who are in more ... More


The Aggregation Of Satisfactions: General Satisfaction As An Aggregate

Bernard Van Praag

in Happiness Quantified: A Satisfaction Calculus Approach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198286547
eISBN:
9780191718601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286546.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter focuses on the development of the satisfaction aggregation model. Satisfaction with life as a whole or general satisfaction is analysed as a weighted aggregate of the domain ... More


Domain Satisfactions

Bernard Van Praag

in Happiness Quantified: A Satisfaction Calculus Approach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198286547
eISBN:
9780191718601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286546.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter applies the methodology introduced for analysing financial satisfaction to various other domains of life such health, job, housing, and marriage. The analysis is based on data from the ... More


Work Conditions

Ann Oakley

in The Sociology of Housework

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447346166
eISBN:
9781447349402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346166.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the role of the structure and content of work in the case of the housewife. Answers given by the forty women in the sample to questions about work tasks suggest that certain ... More


Use of Confirmatory Factor Analysis with Multiple Groups

Donna Harrington

in Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339888
eISBN:
9780199863662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339888.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter focuses on using multiple-group confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to examine the appropriateness of CFA models across different groups and populations. Multiple-group CFA involves ... More


Gender and Professional Commitment among IT Professionals: The Special Case of Female Newcomers to Organizations

Kathryn M. Bartol, Ian O. Williamson, and Gosia A. Langa

in Women and Information Technology: Research on Underrepresentation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033459
eISBN:
9780262255929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033459.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter first considers the extent to which gender differences in professional commitment exist among IT students preparing to leave their undergraduate programs and enter the workforce. It then ... More


Working on the Edge Today: Dissatisfaction, Adaptation, and Performance

Joseph Rosse and Stacy Saturay

in Work Meets Life: Exploring the Integrative Study of Work in Living Systems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014120
eISBN:
9780262265843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014120.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter evaluates the influences of job satisfaction or job dissatisfaction on work, addressing the potential for performance, health, and well-being to be lost under less than psychologically ... More


Worker Well-Being in Booms and Busts1

Andrew E. Clark

in The Labour Market in Winter: The State of Working Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199587377
eISBN:
9780191808647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587377.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines the correlation between worker well-being and the economic cycle. It proves that working well-being is significantly higher in economic booms than in busts. The chapter further ... More


Experiences of care work

Julia Brannen, June Statham, Ann Mooney, and Michaela Brockmann

in Coming to care: The work and family lives of workers caring for vulnerable children

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348500
eISBN:
9781447301882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348500.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter sets out to document the everyday reality of working with vulnerable children in both home and institutional settings. It begins with an overview of responses to the Postal Survey ... More


Job Quality and the Self-Employed: Is It Still Better to Work for Yourself?

Ben Baumberg and Nigel Meager

in Unequal Britain at Work

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198712848
eISBN:
9780191781179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712848.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Public Management

There has been a long-standing debate about whether self-employment represents ‘good work’, but few studies have been able to look directly at intrinsic job quality in any detail. This chapter uses ... More


Self-Employment and Voluntary Work

Bruno S. Frey

in Happiness: A Revolution in Economics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062770
eISBN:
9780262273213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062770.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter explores two areas in which individual happiness is systematically affected by specific features of work. It considers why self-employed individuals tend to be happier than those ... More


Do Workers Gain by Sharing? Employee Outcomes under Employee Ownership, Profit Sharing, and Broad-Based Stock Options

Douglas L. Kruse, Richard B. Freeman, and Joseph R. Blasi

in Shared Capitalism at Work: Employee Ownership, Profit and Gain Sharing, and Broad-Based Stock Options

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226056951
eISBN:
9780226056968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226056968.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter analyzes the relationship of shared capitalism programs to a range of employee outcomes: participation in decisions, supervision, training, company treatment of employees, pay, job ... More


As You Like It: Work, Life, and Satisfaction

David Autor and Philip Kitcher

in Capitalism Beyond Mutuality?: Perspectives Integrating Philosophy and Social Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825067
eISBN:
9780191863745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825067.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Political Economy

To what extent and how does economic work relate to life satisfaction? Over the past century, work or a job has become crucial to gaining a livelihood. Writers have also suggested that (at least some ... More


Families and work: mothers in paid work

Katharine Mumford and Anne Power

in East Enders: Family and community in East London

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344960
eISBN:
9781447302179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344960.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explores what families, particularly mothers, do if they work. The first section shows the overall employment situation of the families, and this is followed by a comparison of the ... More


The Employee Experience of High-Involvement Management in Britain

Andy Charlwood

in Unequal Britain at Work

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198712848
eISBN:
9780191781179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712848.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Public Management

This chapter examines the incidence and effects of High-Involvement Management (HIM) from the employee perspective, asking whether employees experience a high degree of autonomy and control, ... More


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