Patterns of contract motives and work involvement in temporary work: Relations to work-related and general well-being
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology2008 (English)In: Economic and Industrial Democracy, ISSN 0143-831X, E-ISSN 1461-7099, Vol. 29, no 4, 565-591 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Temporary work is characterized by heterogeneity, and contract motives and work involvement are believed to differentiate temporary workers, which may explain their divergence in terms of subjective well-being. Applying a person-oriented approach using questionnaire data from a sample of Swedish temporary workers (N = 184), this study identified six patterns, characterized by distinct combinations of voluntary and involuntary contract motives and work involvement. While controlling for demo-graphics, comparative analyses found differences between these patterns in terms of work-related and general well-being. These findings indicate that knowledge about temporary work and its various consequences is enhanced by considering whole patterns instead of single variables in a person-oriented approach.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 29, no 4, 565-591 p.
alternative employment, contract motives, employee well-being, person-oriented approach, work involvement
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-25312DOI: 10.1177/0143831X08096231OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-25312DiVA: diva2:199450