• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 22, Pages: 1-10

Original Article

Job Satisfaction as an Agent of Development of the People Who Work at the University of La Guajira (Colombia)


Objective: This research was aimed to analyze the job satisfaction as an agent of development of the people in the University of La Guajira. Materials and Methods: The positivist paradigm of descriptive and analytical research, non-experimental design, transactional in the field, the information was applied the technique of the survey and instrument a questionnaire of 24 items with multiple options to 59 employees of the administrative career, validated by 5 experts while reliability is Cronbach’s Alpha applied the formula with 0.91 of reliability and interpreted the data using descriptive statistics. Findings: Job satisfaction is based on extrinsic factors, as an agent of development in the university object of study, creating an area that provides synergy, conviviality and well-being to the collaborators through the achievements awarded as opportunity for professional growth and development in the area of work that serves as the tool associated to gain knowledge and skills, thus developing attitudes for the benefit of the work in their day-to-day work during the performance of assigned functions. Application/Improvements: It is suggested to keep the factor of satisfaction in the work spaces, managing to increase motivation in the work performance of the staff of the administrative career.

Keywords: Extrinsic Factors, Job Satisfaction, Personal Development, Quality of Working Life, University of La Guajira


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