Work Experiences and Well-Being in the First Years of Professional Work in Switzerland: A Ten-Year Follow-Up Study

Kälin, Wolfgang; Keller, Anita C.; Tschan, Franziska; Elfering, Achim; Semmer, Norbert K. (2014). Work Experiences and Well-Being in the First Years of Professional Work in Switzerland: A Ten-Year Follow-Up Study. In: Keller, Anita C.; Samuel, Robin; Bergmann, Manfred M.; Semmer, Norbert (eds.) Psychological, Educational and Sociological Perspectives on Success and Well-Being in Career Development (pp. 151-170). Dordrecht: Springer 10.1007/978-94-017-8911-0_8

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The ÆQUAS (a German acronym for “Work Experiences and Quality of Life in Switzerland”) study followed young workers in five occupations over their first ten years in the labor market. Participants of the study reported on working conditions and well-being at five occasions. Overall, resources at work as well as well-being, health and personal resources remained stable or increased. Concurrently, task-related stressors increased as well. This result may reflect career progress (e.g., gaining more responsibilities may be accompanied by increasing time pressure) but development in task-related stressors as well as resources may also be related to specific occupations. Several trajectories had their turning point after the first or second year of being in the labor market, which may reflect a successful professional socialization. Even though a substantial number of participants did change their occupation over these ten years (with benefits for their well-being), development over the first ten years after vocational training implies a successful transition into labor market.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Work and Organisational Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Kälin, Wolfgang; Keller, Anita; Tschan, Franziska; Elfering, Achim and Semmer, Norbert

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISBN:

978-94-017-8910-3

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Wolfgang Kälin-Halter

Date Deposited:

01 May 2014 12:29

Last Modified:

03 Jul 2014 15:44

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/978-94-017-8911-0_8

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/45207

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