Part-timers are happier with their lot

January 16, 1998

Employees who work part-time are more satisfied with their jobs, less anxious and less likely to think of leaving than full-time employees, new research suggests.

Neil Conway of Birkbeck College surveyed 1,500 full and part-time retail staff. He found that despite their positive attitudes, part-time employees had higher rates of absence than their full-time equivalents, which he suggests may be because they are more affected by other commitments such as caring responsibilities than full-timers.

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