Zakharova L. N., Saralieva Z. Kh. -M., Langman I. A., Saygina E. V. Subjective well-being and organizational and cultural preferences of overworked young women, p. 59-73

The results of an empirical study of the subjective well-being of overworked young women and the impact of overtime on the quality of a company’s social capital are pre-sented. The authors analyzed the positive and negative consequences of overtime for society, companies, employees and their families. The respondents were 2.648 employees of digital tech-nology, social production and education companies, 713 of whom were women and 155 boys. It was revealed that about half of the workers voluntarily or involuntarily work overtime. Subjec-tive well-being was considered as an emotional regulator of labor activity. Indicators of subjec-tive well-being include individual organizational values, fatigue, self-assessment of the state of the nervous and cardiovascular systems. It is shown that overwork, especially forced overwork, negatively affects the subjective well-being of young women workers. With the exception of in-formation technology, women overwork more than men and, according to them, receive signifi-cantly less overtime pay. These facts confirm the first part of the hypothesis. The second part has not been confirmed. Young women workers who work overtime, despite subjective poor well-being, do not want changes in organizational conditions that allow them not to overwork. Women are dominated by market and adhocracy values. The price, however, is too high. Behind this is a violation of the natural social and role balance in work, personal and family life, a high risk of health loss. The phenomenon of contradiction between subjective well-being and individual mar-ket values is revealed. The mechanism of formation of workaholism as an alternative to labor activity is shown. Read in PDF