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Job satisfaction in a developing country: exploring the work-family rivalry

By Luis Fernando Gamboa, Mauricio Rodríguez Acosta and Andres Garcia-Suaza


This paper empirically analyzes the relationship between familiar duties and job satisfaction in a developing country by using four different indexes. This analysis includes objective measures and subjective measures from data gathered in Colombia. In contrast to previous literature, objective measures are included through the interactive effects between the family responsibilities variables and the gender. Subjective measures are evaluated using the job-family compatibility perception. Our findings show that women tend to be less satisfied at work as the number of children increases, while men are more prone to satisfaction at work when they are single thus showing the importance given to the use of their own time. It also reveals that job- family compatibility is an important determinant of job satisfaction

Topics: 302.54, Familia::Relaciones Humanas, Trabajo y familia, Desarrollo social, Desarrollo urbano, Job Satisfaction, Familiar Responsibilities, Gender, Job-Family Compatibility, Colombia
Publisher: Facultad de Economía
Year: 2011
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