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‘Bullshit’ After All? Why People Consider Their Jobs Socially Useless

Overview of attention for article published in Work, Employment and Society, July 2023
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#2 of 1,241)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (92nd percentile)

Mentioned by

news
52 news outlets
blogs
5 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
283 X users
facebook
1 Facebook page
wikipedia
4 Wikipedia pages
reddit
8 Redditors

Citations

dimensions_citation
4 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
29 Mendeley
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Title
‘Bullshit’ After All? Why People Consider Their Jobs Socially Useless
Published in
Work, Employment and Society, July 2023
DOI 10.1177/09500170231175771
Authors

Simon Walo

X Demographics

X Demographics

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Mendeley readers

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 29 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 24%
Researcher 6 21%
Lecturer 1 3%
Professor 1 3%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 3%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 11 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 7 24%
Business, Management and Accounting 6 21%
Arts and Humanities 1 3%
Mathematics 1 3%
Sports and Recreations 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 12 41%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 613. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 April 2024.
All research outputs
#37,922
of 25,934,828 outputs
Outputs from Work, Employment and Society
#2
of 1,241 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#938
of 366,897 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Work, Employment and Society
#1
of 13 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 25,934,828 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,241 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 16.1. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 366,897 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 13 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 92% of its contemporaries.