A Study on Job Satisfaction of Faculty Members

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A STUDY ON JOB SATISFACTION OF FACULTY MEMBERS IN EDUCATION SECTOR

K.R.Sowmya1, Dr.N.Panchanatham2

Abstract
Job satisfaction is in regard to one's feelings or state-of-mind regarding the nature of their work. Job satisfaction can be influenced by a variety of factors, eg, the quality of one's relationship with their supervisor, the quality of the physical environment in which they work, degree of fulfillment in their work, etc. Education sector is the most dynamic and developing sector.The turnover in the education sector is very high in recent times compared to past decades. The main reason is job satisfaction. This study attempts to find the satisfiers and dissatisfiers in the education sector that influences an employee’s turnover. Key Words:Job Satisfaction, Satisfiers, dissatisfiers, faculty members

1 Research Scholar,Bharathiyar University,Coimbatore,India.
2Research Supervisor, Head-Department of Management Studies, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, India

A STUDY ON JOB SATISFACTION OF FACULTY MEMBERS IN EDUCATION SECTOR

K.R.Sowmya1, Dr.N.Panchanatham2

Introduction

Job satisfaction has been investigated in several disciplines such as psychology (Argyle 1989), sociology (Hodson,1985;Kalleberg and Loscocco ,1983), economics (Hamermesh 1977, 2001; Freeman, 1978), and management sciences (Hunt and Saul ,1975). Employers prefer that their employees be satisfied, since employees satisfaction is closely related to their labor market behavior such as productivity, quits and absenteeism. Several findings indicate that job satisfaction is as good predictor of quits as wages (Freeman, 1978; Akerlof et al., 1988; Clark et al. (1998). For this reason it is important to study the determinants of job satisfaction. Different aspects of job satisfaction are studied in the literature. These include job satisfaction with gender (Clark ,1997), wage growth (Clark ,1999), age (Hunt and Saul (1975), Clark et al., 1996), comparison income and unemployment (Clark and Oswald, 1994,1996) work environment (Idson, 1990), work environment and relations with managers (Gazioglu and Tansel, 2002). Locke (1976) defines the job satisfaction as the individual’s subjective valuation of different aspects of their job. This paper analyses four different measures of job satisfaction in Education Sector.

Job Satisfaction
Job satisfaction is in regard to one's feelings or state-of-mind regarding the nature of their work. Job satisfaction can be influenced by a variety of factors, eg, the quality of one's relationship with their supervisor, the quality of the physical environment in which they work, degree of fulfillment in their work, etc. The happier people are within their job, the more satisfied they are said to be. Job satisfaction is not the same as motivation, although it is clearly linked. Job design aims to enhance job satisfaction and performance, methods include job rotation, job enlargement and job enrichment. Other influences on satisfaction include the management style and culture, employee involvement, empowerment and autonomous work groups. Job satisfaction is a very important attribute which is frequently measured by organizations. The most common way of measurement is the use of rating scales where employees report their reactions to their jobs. Questions relate to rate of pay, work responsibilities, variety of tasks, promotional opportunities the work itself and co-workers. Some questioners ask yes or no questions while others ask to rate satisfaction on 1-5 scaleThere are many methods for measuring job satisfaction. By far, the most common method for collecting data regarding job satisfaction is the Likert scale (named after Rensis Likert). Other less common methods of for gauging job satisfaction include: Yes/No questions, True/False questions, point systems, checklists, and forced choice answers. This data is typically collected using an Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) system Job...
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