Amelia Manuti

Occupational Condition and Subjective Wellbeing: A Study on Stable and Atypical Workers

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Keywords: Wellbeing, Flexibility, Meaning of Work, Employability, Job Insecurity.

The big historical and cultural transformation which have invested the socio-economic scenario within the last decades, have reshaped life and working contexts, pushing people to rethink about existential projects, about values, about courses of action. As a consequence, the topic of subjective wellbeing has assumed a social more than a personal relevance. The end of the myth of a «stable job», of a stable and life-long lasting career means not only that people are forced to tailor an occupational condition which best suits to their professional aspirations. Conversely, scientific literature confirms that most of the workers experience flexibility as a «forced» condition linked to the changed features of the labor market (Fraccaroli 2002; Ferrari e Veglio 2006). The aim of the present paper is to discuss about the influence exercised by the occupational condition on personal wellbeing, in light with the results of an explorative study run to investigate the meaning wellbeing has in different life domains (family, work leisure time, friends, etc.) for a sample of both stable and temporary workers.

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