Ways to Achieve Life Satisfaction in Representations of the Unemployed
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On the basis of statistical analysis labor market dynamics is revealed in different subjects of the Russian Federation. It is followed by the involuntary unemployment and the diminishing quality of life. In the Far East the tendency is intensified due to the migration intentions of a major part of the population. The previous life satisfaction studies of the people living in the Far East are limited by the standardized survey. The article deals with the results of the empirical research of the free expression of the unemployed individuals’ ideas how to achieve the life satisfaction, which is followed by the content analysis of the texts by means of the method of exploring natural categories. The results of the survey in two groups are presented (the individuals differ in the length of ‘the unemployed’ status: the first group members have been unemployed for less that 6 months, while in the second group they have been jobless for more than 6 months). The subjective life satisfaction/dissatisfaction status of the unemployed in the first group is action-oriented. Their representations reflect the strategy of problem solving and, at the same time, their attempts to get some social support from family and friends. The emotional reaction to the situation is ambivalent, this is what is being discussed with the inner circle. Representations of the unemployed in this group are characterized by cognitive complexity, integration and differentiation. The representations of the people, who stay unemployed for more than half a year, reflect their inactive state and the strategy of keeping out of trouble; they are cognitively simple, diffusive and weakly integrated. Empirical evidence actualizes the necessity to provide special support for those who have been unemployed for a long period of time in order to preserve the human capital in the Far East.
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TY - CONF AU - E V Opevalova AU - E N Katkova AU - A V Shchegoleva PY - 2020 DA - 2020/03/17 TI - Ways to Achieve Life Satisfaction in Representations of the Unemployed BT - Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference "Far East Con" (ISCFEC 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 328 EP - 337 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.200312.049 DO - 10.2991/aebmr.k.200312.049 ID - Opevalova2020 ER -