Determinants of Job Satisfaction in the Spanish Wood and Paper Industries: A Comparative Study across Spain
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This paper analyses job satisfaction of a group of workers in the logging, wood and paper industries and results were compared with the entire Spanish labor market. Fourteen quantitative variables of job related features were selected. For this purpose, data from the Quality of Labor Life Survey (Encuesta de calidad de vida en el trabajo – ECVT) administered by the Spanish Ministry of Employment and Social Security was used. The first objective was to find relationships between the 14 variables that were involved, and make associations and classifications between them via statistical methods. Secondly, the effects of six new variables that resulted from the above groups on a labor satisfaction variable were investigated. The analysis in both groups allowed a comparison to see if the conclusions were the same or different according to activity. In both cases, wage was one of the last factors that explained labor satisfaction, whereas motivation and personal development ranked first.