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Análisis de los determinantes estructurales de la satisfacción laboral. Aplicación en el sector educativo/Analizing the Structural Determinants of Job Satisfaction. An Application in the Educational Field

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  • SÁNCHEZ CAÑIZARES, SANDRA Mª

    () (Área de Organización de Empresas Universidad de Córdoba. Facultad de CC. del Trabajo C/ Adarve, 30. 14071 Córdoba.)

  • ARTACHO RUIZ, CARLOS
  • FUENTES GARCÍA, FERNANDO J.
  • LÓPEZ-GUZMÁN GUZMÁN,TOMÁS J.

Abstract

The survival and success of organizations depends more each day on their human resources. The current organization needs that employees consider the corporative objectives as their own objectives. So, job satisfaction of employees has a growing importance as a competitive and quality factor of the organization. This paper presents a research about determining factors of job satisfaction in the private educational field in Andalusia, Spain, testing several hypotheses about the influence of worker and job features over global job satisfaction. The results highlight a higher level of satisfaction among women, managers, full-time workers and a Ushaped relationship with age. We have not detected a significant relation between the level of job satisfaction and working hours, seniority, dependence of salary or unionization. El éxito y la supervivencia de las organizaciones dependen cada vez más de la capacidad de sus recursos humanos. La moderna organización requiere que sus empleados consideren los objetivos corporativos como suyos. Así, se pone de manifiesto la importancia de la satisfacción laboral de los trabajadores como factor de competitividad y calidad en la empresa. La presente investigación recoge los resultados de un estudio sobre los determinantes de la satisfacción laboral en el ámbito de la educación concertada de Andalucía, contrastando diversas hipótesis acerca de la posible influencia que ciertas variables, referentes tanto al trabajador como al puesto pueden ejercer sobre el nivel de satisfacción expresada por los participantes. Los resultados muestran un mayor grado de satisfacción para las mujeres, los puestos directivos y la dedicación a tiempo completo, así como una relación en forma de U con la edad. No se ha detectado una tendencia estadística significativa entre las horas de trabajo, la antigüedad, la dependencia de los ingresos, la afiliación sindical y el grado de satisfacción laboral.

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  • Sánchez Cañizares, Sandra Mª & Artacho Ruiz, Carlos & Fuentes García, Fernando J. & López-Guzmán Guzmán,Tomás J., 2007. "Análisis de los determinantes estructurales de la satisfacción laboral. Aplicación en el sector educativo/Analizing the Structural Determinants of Job Satisfaction. An Application in the Educational F," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 25, pages 887-900, Diciembre.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:25_3_13
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    Keywords

    Job satisfaction; Education system; Test of hypothesis; Logit and probit models/Satisfacción laboral; Enseñanza; Contraste de hipótesis; Modelos logit y probit;

    JEL classification:

    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation

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