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Title: What is the relationship between long working hours, over-employment, under-employment and the subjective well-being of workers. Longitudinal evidence from the UK.
Authors: Angrave, David
Charlwood, Andy
Keywords: Job/employee attitudes
Working-time
Over-work
Long hours
Over-employment
Under-employment
Subjective well-being
Life satisfaction
Job satisfaction
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Sage Publications / © The Authors
Citation: ANGRAVE, D. and CHARLWOOD, A., 2015. What is the relationship between long working hours, over-employment, under-employment and the subjective well-being of workers. Longitudinal evidence from the UK. Human Relations, 68(9), pp.1491-1515.
Abstract: Are long working hours, over-employment and under-employment associated with a reduction in subjective well-being (SWB)? If they are, is the association long or short-lasting? This paper answers these questions through within-person analysis of a nationally representative longitudinal survey from the United Kingdom. The results suggest that long working hours of work do not directly affect SWB, but in line with theories of person-environment fit, both over-employment and under-employment are associated with lower SWB. However, over-employment is more likely for those who work the longest hours. The duration of the SWB penalty associated with over-employment and under-employment is typically short, but SWB levels tend to remain depressed for those who remain over-employed for two years or more. Results suggest that state and organisational policies that reduce the incidence of long hours working may enhance aggregate well-being levels.
Description: This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Human Relations and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0018726714559752
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/0018726714559752
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16959
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0018726714559752
ISSN: 0018-7267
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