Determinants of Youth and Young Adults Work Satisfaction in Lithuania

  • Ruta Braziene Kaunas University of Technology
  • Gediminas Merkys Kaunas University of Technology
Keywords: youth, young adults, work satisfaction

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to disclose the determinants of youth and young adult’s work satisfaction in Lithuania. It is accomplished using the results of empirical study of youth and young adults 16-40 years old, (N=551). This empirical study was supported by the Research Council of Lithuania under the National Science Programme ‘Challenges for Social Security’ project ‘Youth and Young Adults Living Conditions and Social Exclusion: Development of Monitoring System’. For the analysis of determinants for youth and young adults work satisfaction, the indicators reflecting different dimensions of working life, working environment, remunetation for work, etc, were selected out of the total data matrix. The analysis using different statistical methods (t-test, regression analysis and variance) was carried out. A work (dis)satisfaction scale consisting of 45 primary indicators was created. The main results of the analysis are the following: 1) women are generally more satisfied with work than men; 2) persons with higher education level are generally more satisfied with work than persons with lower educational achievements; 3) residents of small towns and rural areas are less satisfied with work than residents of urban areas; 4) satisfaction with work is related to other spheres of social life, e.g. emigrational, suicidal attitudes, willingness to support social protest actions, etc.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ss.78.4.3232

Published
2012-12-14
Section
REACHING FOR QUALITY OF LIFE: REALITY AND ISSUES