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Job Satisfaction of Spanish University Graduates
Kucel, Aleksander; Vilalta-Bufí, Montserrat
Universitat de Barcelona
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.
Satisfacció en el treball
Intervenció educativa
Motivació en l'educació
Titulats universitaris
Job satisfaction
Educational intervention
Motivation in education
College graduates
(c) Kucel, Aleksander et al., 2013
Universidad de Zaragoza

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