Modelo de medida del constructo "subempleo" en jóvenes trabajadores en España

Translated title of the contribution: Measurement model of the construct "underemployment" in young workers in Spain

Lorena García Castro, Esperanza Rocabert Beut, Jesús Yeves, José Peiró

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Underemployment phenomenon persists and it is accentuated among young people in countries with high levels of unemployment and high levels of education and qualifications, as Spain. In underemployment literature a variety of conceptualizations can be found. This paper using the person-job fit theory empirically analyzed the relationships among Feldmans underemployment dimensions. A grouping of these dimensions into two types of mismatch was formulated: intrinsic work aspects (education and skills) and extrinsic aspects (type of working day, type of contract and salary). Through confirmatory factor analysis with data from 1,067 young workers in Spain, the proposed two-factor model was found to fit better than the one-factor model. The main implications of these results for underemployment conceptualization, assessment and analysis are discussed.

Translated title of the contributionMeasurement model of the construct "underemployment" in young workers in Spain
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)26-37
Number of pages12
JournalRevista Mexicana de Psicología
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
los autores quieren manifestar su agradecimiento a la fundación bancaja y al Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas por el patrocinio y realización del observatorio de Inserción laboral de los jóvenes, así como a los profesores josé García-montalvo y asunción Soro, quienes junto con el profesor josé m. Peiró han realizado el estudio de dicho observatorio, a partir de cuya base de datos se ha realizado el presente trabajo. la participación del tercer autor en este trabajo fue apoyado por la asociación mexicana de cultura, a.c.

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