Shifting Comparative Job and Life Satisfaction across the Globe, 1995–2014

By Bergen Eskildsen, Joe Light, Jonathan H. Westover and Kaitlin Carlisle.

Published by The Global Studies Journal

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According to many recent studies, Nordic countries consistently enjoy greater levels of life satisfaction than other countries throughout the world. Additionally, a growing body of research has shown that shifting global labor management practices have a large influence on changing worker attitudes and values. More specifically, various intrinsic and extrinsic motivators in the workplace have been shown to improve both worker job satisfaction, as well as their global life satisfaction. This research utilizes comparative data from multiple waves of the World Value Survey to explore and examine the possible reason for these country differences and to parse out the many variables that contribute to varying job satisfaction and life satisfaction levels across nations, with a specific comparative focus on Sweden, Belarus, and the United States.

Keywords: Life Satisfaction, Job Satisfaction, Comparative International Studies

The Global Studies Journal, Volume 10, Issue 2, June 2017, pp.21-39. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 8.063MB).

Bergen Eskildsen

Student, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, USA

Joe Light

Student, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, USA

Dr. Jonathan H. Westover

Associate Professor, Woodbury School of Business, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, USA

Kaitlin Carlisle

Student, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, USA


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