Determinants and the Interrelationship Between Job Satisfaction and Life Satisfaction in Russia
Keywords:life satisfaction, job satisfaction, link between life satisfaction and job satisfaction, Russian regions, comparative research, multilevel analysis
Work is essential to human life and an integral part of life satisfaction. The article considers factors impacting the role of job satisfaction as part of life satisfaction. The study is based on a representative survey conducted in 2019 in 38 Russian regions. The study shows that the contribution of job satisfaction to life satisfaction is dependent on a region. Job satisfaction among respondents with higher education diplomas and respondents living in the cities not being regional centers gives greater contributions to life satisfaction. Intrinsic work motivation increases the contribution of job satisfaction to life satisfaction. Individuals with high material well-being are more likely to link job satisfaction and life satisfaction with each other. The presence of a partner decreases the role of work in life. Moreover, contrary to our expectations, men and women do not differ in the contribution of job satisfaction to life satisfaction, although it was initially assumed that this relationship should be stronger among men. However, separate analysis by region shows that regions substantially differ in terms of gender. Thus, the contribution of job satisfaction to life satisfaction is heterogeneous across different social and demographic groups but almost all groups show a strong interrelationship.
Acknowledgments. This study is Russian Science Foundation, grant no. 1818-00341 “Transformation of values and subjective quality of life: a regional perspective”.