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Employment impact on the subjective well-being amongst the youth

Svetlana Popova, Albena Kerekovska

Abstract

The article reflects the results of a study of the employment impact on the subjective well-being amongst the yout. With a questionnaire designed for this purpose a psychometric study is conducted in a sample of 250 people (average age 22,81±3,43 g), divided into three groups - students, workers and students who work and study. The comparative analysis of self-assessment of subjective well-being as employment showed that the happiest workers are young people, followed by students. Young people who study and work at the same time have the lowest self-assessments of happiness. It was established, that the locus of control has significant impact on the level of happiness amongst the participants - according to the study, this personal construct reflects on the level of personal aspirations and contributes for the statistically significant differences in the subjective well-being. The influence of the employment 0,14 % on the level of life satisfaction 0,25 % on the self-assessment for happiness, unlike the influence of locus of control - 6,30 % on the satisfaction and 10,05 % on the level of happiness.

Keywords

employment; happiness; locus of control; personal aspirations; youth

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/vmf.v4i1.1064

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