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Job-related well-being in Britain: first findings from the Skills and Employment Survey 2012

Green, Francis, Felstead, Alan, Gallie, Duncan and Inanc, Hande 2013. Job-related well-being in Britain: first findings from the Skills and Employment Survey 2012. [Project Report]. London: Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies, Institute of Education. Available at: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/socsi/ses2012/[hidden]res...

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Abstract

Happiness at work is an important ingredient of national well-being. It can be measured in two core dimensions – ‘enthusiasm’ for, and ‘contentment’ with, the job.  In both these dimensions, job-related well-being in British workplaces fell between 2006 and 2012. There was a small drop in the average population-wide score on the Enthusiasm scale, and a sharp fall in the score on the Contentment scale.  The fall in the Enthusiasm scale was only for men, and greatest among those with low education achievements.  The falls can partly be accounted for by rising insecurity, work intensification, and increased downsizing.  There was also a notable rise in Job Stress, and a fall in Job Satisfaction.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Publisher: Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies, Institute of Education
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 07:47
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/67988

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