Global Report on Student Well-Being: Volume III: Employment, by Alex C. Michalos

By Alex C. Michalos

I feel that the majority of the folk examining this quantity may have learn or have entry to quantity certainly one of my international document on pupil good­ Being. for this reason, i cannot overview the historical past literature appropriate to a number of discrepancies conception (MDT), the speculation itself or the es­ sential positive aspects of the overseas collage undergraduate data-set on which this complete file relies. an individual acquainted with my past papers (Michalos 1985, 1987, 1988) may have a good suggestion of MDT. in spite of the fact that, one quite has to look at the 1st quantity of this research on the way to delight in the richness of a data-set such as over 18,000 circumstances drawn from 39 international locations. As I indicated on the be­ ginning of that quantity, the data-set is offered for a really modest fee to someone who desires it and that i do desire others will reap the benefits of it. the focal point of quantity One used to be on happiness and delight with existence as an entire, so-called international signs of subjective good­ being. quantity was once dedicated to an exploration of delight with the interpersonal family of relatives, associates and dwelling companions, and private vanity. This quantity is anxious with pride with fabric items as indicated through the domain names of paid employment, fi­ nances, housing and transportation. within the fourth and ultimate quantity i'm going to clarify delight with faith, schooling, sport and health.

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Similar conclusions were reached by Landesman and Butterfield (1987) in a review article regarding the deinstitutionalization of mentally retarded people. There seems to be a serious lack of studies of satisfaction with transportation. Repeated computer searches of a variety of data bases turned up very few directly relevant studies. There are many engineering studies involving traffic densities and flow models for a variety of modes of transport, but few attempts to measure the satisfaction produced by the various modes.

2 summarizes results of applying that simple model to full-time employed and unemployed male and female students. 2 (continued) T RE SE ED DEMO MS B Satisfaction MA FE 0 13 26 0 12 26 0 0 0 0 0 18 25 0 0 T Happiness MA FE 8 11 13 13 14 16 0 17 10 0 8 0 11 9 0 suIts of regressing life satisfaction and happiness scores on satisfaction in 12 domains and 7 demographic or background variables. The 12 domain satisfaction scores cover satisfaction with health (HE), finances (FI), family relations (FA), paid employment (PE), friendships (FR), housing (HO), living partner (LP), recreation activity (RA), religion (RE), self-esteem (SE), transportation (TR) and education (ED).

Each other country in the world is represented by less than 5% of this set of full-time employed students, and students from these countries constitute about 44% of my sample of full-time employed students. 3, I reviewed some research literature and analyzed my own data based on the simple idea that life satisfaction and happiness are linear functions of the net satisfaction one gets from a dozen particular domains of life plus some background conditions. 2 summarizes results of applying that simple model to full-time employed and unemployed male and female students.

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