Quality & Quantity

, Volume 49, Issue 1, pp 349–363 | Cite as

The quality of work in public universities with no-parametric statistical models

  • Benedetto Torrisi


The existing studies investigating well-being in public universities indicate that there are unresolved issues: how does one measure the quality of work and the quality of the organisation in the university sector? What is the quality of life for Italian researchers in the workplace? What information can provide results in terms of suggesting new governance structures? The aim of this study is to answer these questions using a sample survey and the results obtained from the PIR 2012 project, “Productivity of Italian Researchers”. The information is obtained from micro data at a highly specific level and represents a first step toward an in-depth examination of an issue that is related more to theory than to empirical analysis. This objective was achieved through multivariate statistical models that determine the relationship between the quality of work, the quality of the organisation and governance policies.


Quality in academic work Quality in organisational work  Quality Academic Score 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Economics and Business DepartmentCatania UniversityCataniaItaly

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