Swedish and Lithuanian employed womens’s subjective well-being

Daiva Daukantaite, Rita Zukauskiene

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National differences in subjective well-being (SWB) and relationships between SWB and socio-demographic factors were investigated in samples of middle-aged employed Swedish (N = 316) and Lithuanian (N = 308) women. The results showed that the Swedish women scored significantly higher on each SWB component than their counterparts in Lithuania, except in extrinsic job satisfaction. For the Swedish sample, the largest mean differences between different socio-demographic groups were found for global life satisfaction between married/co-habiting and single women and between women who had at least one child and those without children. For the Lithuanian sample, the largest differences in all SWB components were found between women characterised by high or low education/income.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-30
JournalInternational Journal of Social Welfare
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006



  • Cross-cultural study
  • Women
  • Subjective well-being

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