Academic Work at the Periphery: Why Argentine Scholars Are Satisfied, Despite All

  • Mónica Marquina
  • Gabriel Rebello
Part of the The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective book series (CHAC, volume 7)


The study of the satisfaction of academics in Argentina has been an unexplored area, but the CAP survey has provided useful advice. Academic staff in the region have traditionally been dominated by part-time staff; predominantly teachers do not conduct research, and teaching salaries have typically been low. However, despite these preconditions, Argentine academics reported levels of satisfaction at about the international average level. This study compares the attitudes of two ‘elite’ groups in higher education with all other academics to find that there are differences between academics, but there has been a general perception of improvement.


Positive Perception Academic Staff Academic Work Elite Group Academic Profession 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto del Desarrollo HumanoUniversidad Nacional de General SarmientoLos PolvorinesArgentina

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