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2023-02-13Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/26381
Climbing the Career Ladder Does Not Make You Happy
dc.contributor.authorAsselmann, Eva
dc.contributor.authorSpecht, Jule
dc.date.accessioned2023-05-09T10:51:32Z
dc.date.available2023-05-09T10:51:32Z
dc.date.issued2023-02-13none
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/27188
dc.description.abstractSubjective well-being tends to be higher in leaders vs. non-leaders. However, do these differences come from selection effects (e.g., because higher subjective well-being predisposes for occupational success) or from within-person well-being changes before and after becoming a leader? This question remains largely unresolved. Previous research suggests that becoming a leader might be a double-edged sword and affect subjective well-being positively but also negatively (e.g., due to more power but also more stress). Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (N = 25,674), we examined (a) well-being differences between employees who did vs. did not start a leadership position and (b) well-being changes before and after becoming a leader. Compared to non-leaders, leaders were more satisfied with their lives, happier, and less sad in the years before and after starting a leadership position. Leaders became slightly more satisfied with their lives in the five years before and five years after becoming a leader. Happiness, sadness, and anxiety did not change, but anger increased after starting a leadership position. These findings support the idea that differences in subjective well-being between leaders and non-leaders largely stem from selection effects, while starting a leadership position might even lower specific well-being facets.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectAffect/Emotionseng
dc.subjectLeadershipeng
dc.subjectPersonality/Personality Assessmenteng
dc.subject.ddc150 Psychologienone
dc.titleClimbing the Career Ladder Does Not Make You Happynone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/27188-7
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/26381
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.pages22none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-year2023none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
dc.identifier.eissn1573-7780
dc.title.subtitleWell-being Changes in the Years Before and After Becoming a Leadernone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.1007/s10902-023-00630-w
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleJournal of happiness studiesnone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume24none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameSpringer Science + Business Media B.Vnone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceDordrecht [u.a.]none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pagestart1037none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pageend1058none
bua.departmentLebenswissenschaftliche Fakultätnone

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