Longitudinal Modeling of Job Satisfaction Using Portuguese Data from the European Community Household Panel
This chapter proposes modeling job satisfaction over time using a Latent Growth Curve Model. Portuguese data from the European Community Household Panel are used. Job satisfaction is modeled longitudinally, considering a two factor structure: satisfaction with the extrinsic factors (material aspects of work) and satisfaction with the intrinsic factors (qualitative aspects of work). The characteristics of the complex survey design are taken into account in the estimation procedure. The methodological approach allows to capture differences between and within individuals in their job satisfaction trajectories.
KeywordsGrowth Trajectory European Community Household Panel Latent Growth Curve Modeling Complex Survey Design Intrinsic Satisfaction
This research was supported by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, grant PTDC/GES/72784/2006.
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