Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Determinants of Satisfaction of the Employees of Local Government Units
Issue: Vol. 6, No 2, 2013
Published date: 20-11-2013 (print) / 20-11-2013 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Krzysztof Błoński
Bartłomiej Jefmański
Keywords: Employee satisfaction, local government units, factor analysis, Poland
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2013/6-2/14
Index PUBMS: 21fd8a74-aa13-11e7-8eae-080027f4daa0
Language: English
Pages: 158-170 (13)
JEL classification: J28, C38, J45

This article attempts to identify factors influencing the satisfaction of employees of the local government units on the basis of surveys conducted. To measure satisfaction of the Local Government Units (LGU) employee there are used 23 variables scaled using an ordinal five grade scale. In order to reduce and group the number of variables an exploratory factor analysis was used. Its use allowed us to isolate four factors, which were: cooperation in the provision of services, career development stability, relationships with superiors and material working conditions. Then there was checked the fitting of the hypothetical factor model to the covariance matrix of observable variables and estimate of the parameters of the factor model using the confirmatory factor analysis.