Personal goals’ analysis of employees in state and private sectors

Laura Rimkutė, Jolanta Sondaitė

Abstract


The aim of the present work has been to analyze personal goals and subjective well-being of employees in state and private sectors. There was collected data about 122 adults, working in state or private sectors. In the research there were used Personal Goal Questionnaire (K.Salmela-Aro, J.E.Nurmi, 2000) and Satisfaction With Life Scale created in 1993 by Pavot and Diener (Diener, 2000).
The results of the research show that personal goals of employees in state and private sectors differ. Employees in state sector are more oriented to health connected goals than employees in private sector. Also employees in state sector are more oriented to relatives connected goals than employees in private sector. Employees in private sector more often have to intimate relationship and family connected goals than employees in state sector do. Subjective well-being of employees in state and private sectors doesn’t differ.
Characteristics of career related goal differ between employees in state and private sectors. Employees in private state have a higher commitment engagement to their career related goal and higher progresses in achievement attainment than employees in state sector have. Subjective well-being of employees in state sector is positively related to commitment engagement to their career related goal and positively related to progress in achievement attainment of this goal. Subjective well-being of employees in private sector is positively related only to commitment engagement to their career related goal.

Keywords


life goals; subjective well-being

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"Social Work" ISSN online 2029-2775 / ISSN print 1648-4789