The relationship between orientations to happiness and job satisfaction one year later in a representative sample of employees in Switzerland

TitreThe relationship between orientations to happiness and job satisfaction one year later in a representative sample of employees in Switzerland
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuteursMartínez Martí, ML, Ruch, W
JournalJournal of Happiness Studies
Volume18
Ticket1
Pagination1-15
Mots-clésengagement, job satisfaction, longitudinal study, orientation to happiness, positive psychology, representative sample
Résumé

There are three different routes to happiness: the pleasant life, the good or engaged life, and the meaningful life. These three orientations are positively related with life satisfaction, but the relation with job satisfaction is still not clear. This study examines the relationship between the three orientations to happiness (OTH) and job satisfaction in a one-year longitudinal study with a representative sample (N = 752, 387 men) of working adults living in Switzerland. This study is part of a larger survey that includes several self-report measures. Regression analyses showed that engagement was positively related with job satisfaction one year later. Moreover, when controlling for sociodemographic variables (i.e., age and gender), work-related variables (i.e., household income, managerial responsibility, and financial responsibility), and the five factors of personality (i.e., neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience, agreeableness, and conscientiousness) the interaction of the three OTH (i.e., pleasure x engagement x meaning), still predicted job satisfaction significantly. Individuals who endorse the three OTH presented the highest job satisfaction one year later. Therefore, although engagement is more important for job satisfaction than pleasure or meaning, the best predictor of job satisfaction is the interaction of the three OTH. Thus, people who are high in the three OTH simultaneously enjoy the highest job satisfaction. Future studies should examine whether this relationship is causal.

DOI10.1007/s10902-016-9714-4
Refereed DesignationRefereed

Character strengths predict resilience over and above positive affect, self-efficacy, optimism, social support, self-esteem, and life satisfaction

TitreCharacter strengths predict resilience over and above positive affect, self-efficacy, optimism, social support, self-esteem, and life satisfaction
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuteursMartínez Martí, ML, Ruch, W
JournalThe Journal of Positive Psychology
Volume12
Ticket2
Pagination110-119
Résumé

The incremental value of character strengths in the prediction of resilience, after the effects of other well-known resilience-related factors (i.e. positive affect, self-efficacy, optimism, social support, self-esteem, life satisfaction) and sociodemographic variables are accounted for, is examined. Using a cross-sectional design, participants (N = 363 adults) completed online measures of character strengths, resilience, and resilience-related factors. A principal component analysis of character strengths was conducted and five factors were extracted, which could be interpreted as emotional, interpersonal, intellectual, restraint, and theological strengths. All strengths factors, except theological strengths, yielded significant positive correlations with resilience. A hierarchical regression showed that strengths predicted an additional 3% of the variance in resilience over and above sociodemographic variables, positive affect, self-efficacy, optimism, social support, self- esteem, and life satisfaction. Emotional strengths and strengths of restraint were significant positive predictors. Implications, limitations, and future research are discussed.

DOI10.1080/17439760.2016.1163403
Refereed DesignationRefereed

Believing in a personal just world helps maintain well-being at work by coloring organizational justice perceptions

TitreBelieving in a personal just world helps maintain well-being at work by coloring organizational justice perceptions
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuteursJohnston, C, Krings, F, Maggiori, C, Meier, LL, Fiori, M
JournalEuropean Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology
Volume25
Ticket6
Pagination945-959
DOI10.1080/1359432X.2016.1192132
Refereed DesignationRefereed

The use of selection, optimization, and compensation (SOC) in goal pursuit in the daily lives of middle-aged adults

TitreThe use of selection, optimization, and compensation (SOC) in goal pursuit in the daily lives of middle-aged adults
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuteursKnecht, M, Freund, A
JournalEuropean Journal of Developmental Psychology
Volume14
Ticket3
Pagination350-366
DOI10.1080/17405629.2016.1207518
Refereed DesignationRefereed

Femmes et sciences : Apports et écueils des comparaisons internationales

TitreFemmes et sciences : Apports et écueils des comparaisons internationales
Type de publicationBook Chapter
Year of Publication2016
AuteursLe Feuvre, N
ÉditeurRogers, R
Book TitleLes femmes dans le monde académique
EditionFirst
Pagination65-79
PublisherPresses universitaires de Rennes
Place PublishedRennes, France
Mots-clésacademic careers, cross-national comparaison, working conditions
Refereed DesignationRefereed

La féminisation du corps des enseignant·e·s-chercheur·e·s en France: Entre déplacement et dépassement des inégalités de genre

TitreLa féminisation du corps des enseignant·e·s-chercheur·e·s en France: Entre déplacement et dépassement des inégalités de genre
Type de publicationBook Chapter
Year of Publication2017
AuteursLe Feuvre, N
ÉditeurBuisson-Fenet, H
Book TitleÉcole des filles, école des femmes
Publisherde Boeck
Place PublishedBruxelles, Belgium
Mots-clésacademic careers, cross-national comparaison, gender equality
Refereed DesignationRefereed

Should I stay or should I go? The effects of precariousness on gendered career aspirations of postdocs in switzerland

TitreShould I stay or should I go? The effects of precariousness on gendered career aspirations of postdocs in switzerland
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuteursBataille, P, Le Feuvre, N, Kradolfer, S
JournalEuropean educational research journal
Volume16
Ticket2-3
Pagination313-331
DOI10.1177/1474904116673372
Refereed DesignationRefereed

Mobilité sociale au 20ème siècle en Suisse: entre démocratisation de la formation et reproduction des inégalités de classe

TitreMobilité sociale au 20ème siècle en Suisse: entre démocratisation de la formation et reproduction des inégalités de classe
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuteursFalcon, J
JournalSocial Change in Switzerland
Ticket5
Pagination1-15
Date Publishedmay
Refereed DesignationNon-Refereed

Les limites du culte de la formation professionnelle: comment le système éducatif suisse reproduit les inégalités sociales

TitreLes limites du culte de la formation professionnelle: comment le système éducatif suisse reproduit les inégalités sociales
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuteursFalcon, J
JournalFormation-Emploi
Ticket133
Pagination35-53
Refereed DesignationNon-Refereed

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