Subjective Well-Being at Work: Research Practices of Sociological Measurement

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Affiliation: Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Affiliation: Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Affiliation: Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameSotsiologicheskie issledovaniya
EditionIssue 11

The article considers the existing research practices of studying subjective well-being in the world of work. The problems of sociological measurement of "subjective well-being at work" as a collective concept for setting the attitude to work, reflecting both social ideas about "favorable" situation in the workplace and evaluation of its various aspects in "here and now" situation are actualized. The sociological measurement is understood as an approach, which is based on the targeting of the search for controllable factors related to the preservation and development of the human potential of the organization (enterprise). "Axiomatic provisions" are formulated based on theoretical and methodological generalizations of research practices of studying subjective well-being in the world of work abroad and in Russia, as well as exploratory studies of the authors. Among the research practices, special attention is paid to those where typological models based on the ideas of reconstruction of social types among employees and interpretation of the typological structure of employees as an object of functional management are implemented.

Keywordssubjective well-being in the world of work, subjective well-being at work, sociological measurement, research situation, typological model, typological structure of employees, employee identification with the enterprise, balance between job evaluations and job claims, controllable factors
AcknowledgmentThis article is a translation of: Татарова Г.Г., Бессокирная Г.П., Кученкова А.В. Субъективное благополучие на работе: исследовательские практики социологического измерения // Sotsiologicheskie Issledovaniia. 2021. No 10: 37–49. DOI: 10.31857/S013216250015546-3
Publication date22.12.2021
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