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Education as related to job satisfaction and health
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In Sweden, there are considerable health differences between social groups and between women and men. Regardless of social position, women often report more symptoms than men. The aim of this study was to investigate how education is related to job satisfaction and to different aspects of well-being and symptoms in a nationally representative cohort of middle-aged women and men with children. Moreover, the study aimed to investigate the associations between education, job satisfaction, working-hours, partner status, number of children and various aspects of health. Regardless of gender, a long education was associated with significantly higher levels of general job satisfaction, sense of coherence, self-acceptance, purpose in life, personal growth and fewer physical and mental symptoms. General job satisfaction was a significant predictor of all health-related measures, apart from purpose in life. On the whole, men reported a better health compared to women who reported significantly more physical as well as psychological symptoms.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 19 p.
Keyword [en]
education, job satisfaction, health, psychological well-being, sense of coherence, symptoms
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-28168OAI: diva2:222667
, Stockholm (English)

Available from: 2009-06-12 Created: 2009-06-09 Last updated: 2009-06-12Bibliographically approved

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