The relationship between employment quality and work-related well-being in the European labor force

K. Van Aerden, G.B.D. Moors, K. Levecque, C. Vanroelen

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Abstract

In this article, data from the 2005 European Working Conditions Survey are used to examine the relationship between contemporary employment arrangements and the work-related well-being of European employees. By means of a Latent Class Cluster Analysis, several features of the employment conditions and relations characterizing jobs are combined in a typology of five employment arrangements: SER-like, instrumental, precarious unsustainable, precarious intensive and portfolio jobs. These job types show clear relationships with separate indicators of job satisfaction, perceived safety climate and the ability to stay in employment, as well as with an overall indicator for work-related well-being. The findings from this multifaceted approach towards employment quality raise questions about the long-term sustainability of highly flexible and de-standardized employment arrangements.
Keywords: Employment quality, Employment conditions, Employment relations, Job satisfaction, Work-related well-being
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-76
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Volume86
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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The relationship between employment quality and work-related well-being in the European labor force. / Van Aerden, K.; Moors, G.B.D.; Levecque, K.; Vanroelen, C.

In: Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 86, 2015, p. 66-76.

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