Friday, August 18, 2006

[IWS] EWCO: MEASURING JOB SATISFACTION in SURVEYS--Comparative Analystical Report [10 August 2006]

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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations
-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor
---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016
-------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

European Working Conditions Observatory (EWCO)

Measuring job satisfaction in surveys - Comparative analytical report [10 August 2006]
[see individual country reports at above URL and the questionnaire]
[full-text, 30 pages]

This report provides a comparative overview of how job satisfaction is measured in national working conditions surveys, based on 16 national contributions to a questionnaire . It investigates conceptual and methodological issues in the study of job satisfaction. The report then examines survey results on levels of general or overall job satisfaction among workers, as well as identifying the relationship between specific factors relating to work and job satisfaction. The national contributions from the following 16 countries are available (as PDF files): Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Jorge Cabrita and Heloisa Perista (CESIS, Portugal) coordinated the preparation of this comparative analytical report.

Importance of job satisfaction
Objectives of report
Information sources
Policy context
Concept of job satisfaction
Data and trends at international and EU level
Measuring job satisfaction in Europe
Job satisfaction and job autonomy
Job satisfaction and working time/work-life balance
Job satisfaction and worker participation
Research on job satisfaction
List of acronyms
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