What do you like or dislike about your work? First explorations on a general feeling of work

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Conference Proceedings
Authors: Eric BrangierBlandine Brangier

Abstract: Workers habitually say « I love my job » or « I hate my work » to define what they like or dislike about their professional situation. Thus, love and hate of work are often confused with other concepts: pleasure, suffering, commitment, satisfaction, well-being... Rare are the definitions of love or hate of work. The purpose of this paper is threefold. First, it proposes a conceptualization of the love and hate of work, as a “general feeling of work”. Second, it presents an automated textual analysis (performed with the IRaMuTeQ system) on 7359 French employees in 29 companies. Third, it gives recommendations for promoting love of work and reducing hate of work. On the one hand, professional opportunities, positive relationships, autonomy, diversity, work content develop love, and on the other hand, lack of opportunity, deleterious relationships, hierarchical failures, excessive demands, and poor working conditions lead to dislike job.

Keywords: Management, Global Appreciation of Work

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1002236

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