ERIC Number: EJ758084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
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Job Satisfaction among Young European Higher Education Graduates
Mora, Jose-Gines; Garcia-Aracil, Adela; Vila, Luis E.
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v53 n1 p29-59 Jan 2007
The effects of diverse education-related variables on job satisfaction scores are analysed using a sample of European higher education graduates at early stages of their working life. Ordered choice models for job satisfaction are estimated including as explanatory diverse educational variables such as field of study, graduates' evaluation of their educational experience, the match between the competences developed during education and those required by jobs, as well as information on graduates' values and interests. The results show, even after controlling for actual job characteristics, that education-related variables have a great impact on graduates' job satisfaction. Additionally, estimation results by each one of the countries included in the sample are also presented.
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Graduates, Educational Experience, Job Satisfaction, Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), Competence, Education Work Relationship, Employment Qualifications, Values, Outcomes of Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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