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

Luis Gamboa (), Andres Garcia-Suaza () and Mauricio Rodríguez ()

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Abstract: 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 jobfamily compatibility is an important determinant of job satisfaction.

Keywords: Job Satisfaction; Familiar Responsibilities; Gender; Job-Family Compatibility; Colombia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J12 J16 J28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 24
Date: 2011-02-28
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