Job satisfaction of IT employees in Latvia: expectations and reality

Economic Annals-ХХI: Volume 178, Issue 7-8, Pages: 148-157

Citation information:
Gribanova, S., & Abeltina, A. (2019). Job satisfaction of IT employees in Latvia: expectations and reality. Economic Annals-XXI, 178(7-8), 148-157. doi: https://doi.org/10.21003/ea.V178-13


Svetlana Gribanova
MA (Sociology),
Doctoral Student (Economics),
Turiba University
38K2-153B Anninmuizas Bvd., Riga, LV-1067, Latvia
Svetlana.gribanova.p@gmail.com
ORID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5257-7221

Anna Abeltina
D.Sc. (Economics),
Associate Professor,
Turiba University
52/54-66 Lacplesa Str., Riga, LV-1011, Latvia
anna.abeltina@gmail.com
ORID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8606-523X

Job satisfaction of IT employees in Latvia: expectations and reality

Abstract. The research is dedicated to the study of factors, influencing job satisfaction of IT professionals in Latvia. The ICT market in Latvia is developing fast; 99.8% of organizations are computerized. Therefore, the task of retention of IT professionals and their job satisfaction is considered to be a complicated management task.

The results of the research done in 2019 with regard to 1,100 IT professionals demonstrate that the most significant factors, influencing job satisfaction of IT professionals, are opportunities to improve professional qualification, gain new skills and knowledge, become more competitive and have free time for personal life. The significance of factors differs depending on a generation of employees, their creativity and professional tasks.

Keywords: IT Professionals; Job Satisfaction; Creativity; Innovativeness; Logistic Regression Analysis; Latvia

JEL Classification: M15; Z13; O15

Acknowledgements and Funding: The authors received no direct funding for this research.

Contribution: The authors contributed equally to this work.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21003/ea.V178-13

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