Press Release (ePRNews.com) - LONDON - Jan 19, 2016 - A recent survey conducted by human resourcefulness enterprise a-connect (http://www.a-connect.com/) of over 400 self-employed and full-time professionals discovered that self-employed professionals were more likely to feel extremely happy during work hours, as they view their work as a key part of what makes them happy. Those who were employed full time were generally happy within work, though viewed their employment as a means to gain happiness from leisure activities outside of working hours.
For self employed respondents, work is a source of happiness whereas for full time employed respondents, worked is viewed as a means to happiness.
For self employed professionals, work itself is closely tied to general happiness and health, as opposed to being a facilitator for otheractivities that contribute to happiness.
When respondents were asked ‘given the opportunity, would you change your employment tomorrow?’ the majority of full time employed respondents said they would probably change their job. Of those self employed respondents, a 23% majority was a resounding ‘definitely not’.
Self employed individuals tend to work more hours
42% of self employed professionals work 40-50 hour weeks
52% of employed professionals work 30-40 hour weeks
Salary does not vary hugely between employment types and most (56% employed, 59% freelance) are satisfied with their remuneration and believe it to be in line with their experience and output.
Both full time employed and self employed respondents described themselves as ‘happy’ during work hours.
44% full time employed
45% self employed
Self employed professionals see work as a lifestyle factor in itself
41% of self employed professionals describe work as having a positive or very positive effect on their overall physical and mental health
8% of full time employees describe work as having a positive or very positive effect on their overall physical and mental health.
Survey conducted on behalf of https://www.a-connect.com/