Malik, Nadeem
January 2011
International Journal of Academic Research;Jan2011, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p267
Academic Journal
Job satisfaction is one of the most widely discussed issues in organizational behavior, personnel and human resource management and organizational management. As teaching does require a great deal of thoroughness and commitment, so in teaching it is more important to have mental commitment and loyalty than physical presence. In this study the researcher investigated the present level of job satisfaction among the faculty members of university of Balochistan. The major purpose of this descriptive-correlational study was to examine factors affecting job satisfaction of faculty members of University of Balochistan which is explained by Herzberg job motivator and hygiene factors. A random sample of 120 faculty member of Balochistan University was selected as a statistical sample. Employing a descriptive-correlative survey method and data were collected through questionnaire. The faculty members were generally satisfied with their jobs. However, male faculty members were less satisfied than female faculty members. The factor "work itself" was the most motivating aspect for faculty. The least motivating aspect was "working conditions." The demographic characteristics were negligibly related to overall job satisfaction. The factors "work itself," and "advancement" explained 60 percent of the variance among faculty members' overall level of job satisfaction. The demographic characteristics (age, years of experience, academic rank, degree) were negligibly related to overall job satisfaction.


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