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Academic interests

Clara's main academic interest lies in the field of welfare, well-being, job satisfaction and happiness in the knowledge society, specifically focusing on an empirical exploration of the relation between knowledge, innovation, quality of life, quality of jobs and happiness.

She is also interested in investigating the impact of innovation and mobility in higher education, and knowledge work in general, and how it is related to well-being and quality of life.  


  • PhD candidate in Information and Knowledge Society doctoral programme, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC).

Clara's PhD research focuses on the study of well-being, happiness and work-life balance in the knowledge society. More specifically, her research is an empirical exploration on how knowledge work influence the perception of individual’s well-being and how job satisfaction matter for the subjective well-being, in comparison to other type of workers.

  • MA in The Information and Knowledge Society (Knowledge Economy area), Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
  • BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology, Universitat de Barcelona (UB)
  • BA in Statistics, Universitat de Barcelona (UB)

Positions held

  • Doctoral fellow (2014-2017), Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Tags: Well-being, Innovation, Knowledge economy


Selected Publications:

• Torrent-Sellens, J.; Velazco-Portocarrero, J.; Viñas-Bardolet, C. (2016) “Knowledge-Based Work and Job Satisfaction: Evidence from Spain“. Journal of the Knowledge Economy, pp. 1- 38. DOI: 10.1007/s13132-015-0349-1


Working papers:

• Castellacci, F.; Viñas-Bardolet, C. (2017) “Internet use and job satisfaction“. TIK Working Papers on Innovation Studies, No. 20170126.

• Viñas-Bardolet, C. & Torrent-Sellens, J. (2015) “Knowledge-based work and job satisfaction: Evidence from Europe”. The 2015 Quality of Life Conference: The Future of Quality of Life. Phoenix, Arizona 15- 17 October, 2015.

• Velazco, J.; Torrent-Sellens, J.; Viñas-Bardolet, C. (2014) “Job satisfaction of Spanish knowledge-based workers: Characterization and determinants“. Institut Interdiscplinari d’Internet (IN3), Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. IN3 Working Paper Series WP14-002, pp.1-37. ISSN: 2013-8644


Books & Chapters:

• Torrent-Sellens, J.(dir.); Díaz-Chao, A.; Ficapal-Cusí, P.; Jiménez-Zarco, A.I.; Curós-Vilà, P.; Soler-Ramos, I.; Viñas-Bardolet, C. (2012). L’empresa gironina a l’economia del coneixement. Noves fonts de productivitat i competitivitat? Girona: Universitat de Girona i Observatori de les Tecnologies de la Informació i la Comunicació a Girona (OTIC). [ISBN: 978-84-8458-393-6; DL: GI.821-2012].

  • Castellacci, Fulvio & Viñas Bardolet, Clara (2020). Permanent contracts and job satisfaction in academia: evidence from European countries. Studies in Higher Education.  ISSN 0307-5079. Full text in Research Archive.
  • Viñas Bardolet, Clara; Guillen-Royo, Monica & Torrent-Sellens, Joan (2019). Job Characteristics and Life Satisfaction in the EU: a Domains-of-Life Approach. Applied Research in Quality of Life.  ISSN 1871-2584.  s 1- 30 . doi: 10.1007/s11482-019-09720-5 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Castellacci, Fulvio & Viñas Bardolet, Clara (2018). Internet use and job satisfaction. Computers in Human Behavior.  ISSN 0747-5632.  90, s 141- 152 . doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2018.09.001 Show summary
  • Viñas Bardolet, Clara; Torrent Sallent, Joan & Guillen-Royo, Monica (2018). Knowledge Workers and Job Satisfaction: Evidence from Europe. Journal of the Knowledge Economy.  ISSN 1868-7865.  s 1- 25 . doi: Full text in Research Archive. Show summary

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