Determinants of the job satisfaction of PhD holders: an analysis by gender, employment sector, and type of satisfaction in Spain

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Author: Escardibul, Josep-Oriol; Afcha, Sergio


We analyze the determinants of job satisfaction of PhD holders in Spain. Specifically, we consider overall job satisfaction as well as basic and motivational satisfaction, following Herzberg's typology (based on Maslow's hierarchy of needs). Using representative data for Spain's PhD population - collected from the Spanish Survey on Human Resources in Science and Technology (2009) - we report an analysis by gender and the institutional sector (university and non-university) in which employees work. We employ Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) regressions to identify the determinants of basic...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Labour market; Employment; Gender

Keywords: Graduates; Job satisfaction; Workplace; Analysis

Geographic subjects: Spain; Europe

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media, 2017

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Journal title: Higher education

Journal volume: 74

Journal number: 5

Journal date: November 2017

Pages: pp. 855-875

ISSN: 0018-1560, 1573-174X (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 130.342

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