Objective: The changes in the academic world led to an increase in job demands and a decrease in the available job resources. In recent years, the positive image of work in academia has gradually blurred. The present study, within the theoretical framework of the job demands-resources model, aimed to analyse the relationship between some job demands (workload, work-family conflict and emotional dissonance) and some job resources (autonomy, supervisors' support and co-workers' support) and job satisfaction in a medium-sized Italian University, by observing the differences between the academic staff (professors and researchers) and the technical-administrative staff. Methods: The research was conducted by administering a self-report questionnaire which allowed to detect job satisfaction and the mentioned variables. Respondents were 477 (177 from academic staff and 300 from technical-administrative staff). Results: The analysis of variance (independent samples t-test) showed significant differences in variables of interest between academic staff and technical-administrative staff. Multiple regression pointed out that job autonomy is the main determinant of job satisfaction in the academic staff sample, whereas supervisor support is the main determinant of job satisfaction in the technical-administrative staff sample. Conclusions: This research represents one of the first Italian studies on these topics in the academic context and highlights the importance of further in-depth examinations of specific job dynamics for both teaching and technical-administrative staff. Among practical implications, the importance of keeping high levels of job autonomy for academic staff and of fostering an effective leadership development for technical-administrative staff emerged.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Titolo:||LA SODDISFAZIONE LAVORATIVA IN UN ATENEO ITALIANO: DIFFERENZE TRA DOCENTI-RICERCATORI E TECNICI-AMMINISTRATIVI|
|Autori:||Ghislieri, C.; Colombo, L.; Molino, M.; Zito, M.; Curzi, Y.; Fabbri, T. M.|
|Volume:||vol. 36, n. 3|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su rivista|
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