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Title: How do people differentiate between jobs: and how do they define a good job?
Authors: Jones, Wendy
Haslam, Roger
Haslam, Cheryl
Keywords: Job quality
Good job
Repertory grid
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: IOS Press (© the authors)
Citation: JONES, W., HASLAM, R. and HASLAM, C., 2012. How do people differentiate between jobs: and how do they define a good job?. Work, A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 41 (suppl.1), pp.818-821.
Abstract: Employed individuals from a range of jobs (n=18) were interviewed using a repertory grid technique, to explore the criteria they used to distinguish between different jobs. The concepts of 'a good job' and 'a job good for health' were also discussed. Interactions with others and the job itself were the most commonly used criteria and were also the most common features of a 'good job'. Pay and security were mentioned frequently but were less important when comparing jobs and when defining a 'good job'. Physical activity was rarely associated by interviewees with a 'good job' but was frequently associated with a 'job good for health'. A comprehensive definition of a 'good job' needs to take all these factors into account.
Description: This paper is posted with permission from IOS Press. It was accepted for publication in the journal, Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.3233/WOR-2012-0247-818
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12501
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/WOR-2012-0247-818
ISSN: 1051-9815
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