Despoina Xanthopoulou from the EXCEPT Greek team outlined the variations of the relationship between labor market exclusion and well-being of youth across different European countries
Despoina Xanthopoulou, from the EXCEPT Greek team, presented some findings regarding the role of country-level moderators on the relationship between labor market exclusion and well-being of young people in Europe at the 4th biannual conference of the Division of Organizational Psychology of the Hellenic Psychological Society. This took place on November 11, 2016 at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece.
In the presentation “Unemployment, job insecurity and well-being of young people in Europe: Some findings from the EXCEPT project”, Despoina focused on the moderating factors at the country-level of analysis that can explain variations of the relationship between labor market exclusion and well-being of youth across different European countries. Specifically, the role of societal (i.e., social insecurity) and cultural (i.e., individualism vs. collectivism and the value attached to work) values have been discussed as potential moderators. Multilevel analyses based on the EU-SILC data generally supported the hypothesis that the well-being of young people, who are unemployed or working in insecure jobs, suffers particularly in countries that are unequal, individualistic and place a high value on work. However, some unexpected findings emerged. The implications of these findings for theory and practice were discussed.