Title: Decent work in Switzerland : context, conceptualization, and assessment
Authors : Masdonati, Jonas
Schreiber, Marc
Marcionetti, Jenny
Rossier, Jérôme
Published in : Journal of vocational behavior
Volume(Issue) : 110
Issue : A
Pages : 12
Pages to: 27
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Elsevier
Issue Date: 2019
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 158: Applied psychology
331: Labor economics
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to adapt the Decent Work Scale (DWS; Duffy et al., 2017) and extend the research on the Psychology of Working Theory (PWT; Duffy, Blustein, Diemer, & Autin, 2016) within the Swiss context. The results indicated that the Swiss French, German, and Italian versions of the DWS are valid measurements. We then tested PWT predictors and outcomes of decent work. Work volition fully mediated the negative link between unemployment, quantitative job insecurity and low education, and decent work. Perceived social class and qualitative job security predicted decent work with partial mediations through work volition. Work volition and decent work predicted job and life satisfaction. With the exception of age and social class, work volition or decent work fully mediated the relation between predictors and outcomes. Qualitative analyses on an open-ended question showed that the perceived components of decent work covered both the PWT dimensions of decent work and the needs that work is expected to satisfy. These findings highlight the pertinence of using the DWS and applying the PWT in Western and prosperous countries, such as Switzerland.
Departement: Applied Psychology
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1016/j.jvb.2018.11.004
ISSN: 0001-8791
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/13458
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Angewandte Psychologie

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