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Title: Job Satisfaction of Spanish University Graduates
Author: Kucel, Aleksander
Vilalta-Bufí, Montserrat
Keywords: Satisfacció en el treball
Intervenció educativa
Motivació en l'educació
Titulats universitaris
Job satisfaction
Educational intervention
Motivation in education
College graduates
Issue Date: 30-Apr-2013
Publisher: Universidad de Zaragoza
Abstract: This paper investigates the determinants of job satisfaction of university graduates in Spain. We base our analysis on Locke"s discrepancy theory [Locke (1969)] and decompose subjective evaluation of job characteristics into surplus and deficit levels. We also study the importance of overeducation and over-skilling on job satisfaction. We use REFLEX data, a survey of university graduates. We conclude that job satisfaction is mostly determined by the subjective evaluation of intrinsic job characteristics, with an asymmetric impact of surpluses and deficits. Over-skilling is much more important than over-education in explaining the job satisfaction of university graduates, although the latter is also significant.
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It is part of: Revista de Economia Aplicada, 2013, vol. XXI, num. 61, p. 29-55
ISSN: 1133-455X
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