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ERIC Number: EJ907418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Subjective and Occupational Well-Being in a Sample of Mexican Workers
Bretones, Francisco Diaz; Gonzalez, Maria Julia
Social Indicators Research, v100 n2 p273-285 Jan 2011
This article examines the well-being of workers, observing that subjective and occupational well-being are interrelated but independent dimensions and analyzing their interaction with their modulating factors. Specifically, the relationships between well-being and personal value structures are examined, hypothesizing that congruence between personal and socially predominant values improves the well-being of workers. The influence of various occupational and personal factors is also analyzed. We studied 209 workers of a multinational company in Mexico using different standardized questionnaires. The results demonstrate that subjective and occupational well-being are related but are independent variables influenced by differentiated variables. Specifically, the occupational wellbeing of workers is influenced by the nature of their work, whereas subjective well-being is affected by their social values and level of education. We present a model for the interaction of these variables and their consequences with the intention of the worker to stay with or leave the company. We discuss some practical issues raised by the study and make recommendations for future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico