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Work Values and Job Attitudes in the Czech Republic between 1997 and 2005

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Vecerník, Jirí

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Abstract The article is conceived as a contribution to a critical reading of opinion data and the presentation of ISSP modules on Work Orientations from 1997 and 2005 in the Czech Republic. In the first part, some methodological problems regarding the inspection of work and job values are presented using examples drawn from previous research. In the second part, the framework of systemic transition is set up and hypotheses are presented regarding work values and attitudes from the perspective of gender and age, education and occupation. In the third part, a comparison is made of people’s expectations regarding their work and jobs with their perceived fulfilment. In the fourth part, we consider the perceived location of workers between the distant worlds of family and firms and inspect factors of work and job satisfaction. In conclusion, we discuss the role of subjective perceptions in the economy and the question of a ‘true’ change in values during the transition.
Classification Sociology of Work, Industrial Sociology, Industrial Relations; Women's Studies, Feminist Studies, Gender Studies
Free Keywords work values; job satisfaction; gender dimension; Czech Republic
Document language English
Publication Year 2006
Page/Pages p. 1219-1240
Journal Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review, 42 (2006) 6
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications