Measurement of Subjective Well-Being of employees by Time Use Survey Methodology – Experiences from Slovakia
Meranie subjektívneho blahobytu pomocou metodológie výskumu využitia času – skúsenosti zo Slovenska
Ekonomika a spoločnosť, Volume 21, Number 2/2020
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Martinkovičová, M., Knapková, M., & Kaščáková, A. (2020). Meranie subjektívneho blahobytu pomocou metodológie výskumu využitia času – skúsenosti zo Slovenska. Ekonomika a spoločnosť, 21 (2), 41-57. doi: https://doi.org/10.24040/eas.2020.21.2.41-57
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Martinkovičová, M., Knapková, M., & Kaščáková, A. (2020). Measurement of Subjective Well-Being of employees by Time Use Survey Methodology – Experiences from Slovakia. Journal of Economics and Social Research, 21 (2), 41-57. doi: https://doi.org/10.24040/eas.2020.21.2.41-57
The paper presents results of original research of time allocation on paid work, unpaid work, and leisure, and of the subjective wellbeing (SWB) of individuals. The modified time use survey methodology made it possible to measure cognitive (satisfaction) and affective (happiness) component of SWB for the first time in Slovakia. In the paper, we present results concerning private sector employees. The decision-making processes and work-family satisfaction lead to weaker influence of conservative models of family and working behaviour. On the other hand, an analysis of the affective component of SWB revealed that traditional stereotypes and common patterns of behaviour towards partners, children and families continue to survive. Results indicate that positive emotions are connected (by employed women and by employed men, in all age categories and types of households) especially with daily time after the paid work, which is dedicated to unpaid work and leisure.
Key words: Time use survey. Cognitive well-being. Affective well-being. Employees. Private sector.