Cross-sectional Analyses of Self-employed & Directly Employed Workers' Job-specific Well-being In Creative and Corporate Workplaces
Author: Larry G. Maguire
Date: 11th March 2020
DOI: 10.13140/ RG.2.2.22491.11042
The current mixed-methods study aimed at exploring differences in JSWB amongst SE and DE workers in creative and corporate workplaces. A descriptive research method using cross-sectional, non-probability purposive sampling was used for the quantitative element. For qualitative, an open-ended question was posed regarding respondents’ relationship with their work. A self-report digital questionnaire was used for data collection and respondents (N=230) were sourced globally. Analyses showed; (a) a significant difference in JSWB between total SE and DE workers, (b) no significant difference in JSWB between SE workers based on supervisory responsibility, (c) a significant difference in JSWB between DE workers based on supervisory responsibility, and (d) no significant difference in JSWB between SE workers based on necessity and opportunity self-employment. Results both supported and countered existing research. Overall findings showed that both self-employed and directly employed workers in the current sample were dissatisfied with daily work.