Job Satisfaction Amoung Academic

Topics: Motivation, Job satisfaction, Employment / Pages: 10 (2350 words) / Published: Feb 7th, 2009
JOB SATISFACTION AMONG ACADEMICS

Mrs. Smita Mishra*
Mrs. Deepali Choudhary**

* Mrs. Smita Mishra is Lecturer, Vindhya Institute of Technology and Science,Indore.
Ph: 09770226770. e-mail: msmita20@gmail.com

** Mrs. Deepali Choudhary is Senior Lecturer, Vindhya Institute of Technology and Science,Indore.
Ph: 09826445013. e-mail: deepali_choudhary@rediffmail.com

JOB SATISFACTION AS A CORELATE FOR JOB PERFORMANCE IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTES

ABSTRACT

This paper focuses on job satisfaction among academics, with a study of the faculty members of the institution under the D.A.V.V Indore. Ten dimension of job satisfaction – working environment, pay scale, work relationships, delegation of work, opportunity for growth, level of stress, fairness of rewards, delegation of authority , opportunity for advancement and job security. These dimension were finalized after an extensive literature survey, followed by discussion and consultations with a large number of faculty members.

INTRODUCTION

Employees behaviour at work is an important factor in organizational growth if employees are committed then the higher financial benefits can be realized by organizations. A satisfied work force is essential for the success of organizations and their business, while damaging their financial performance. Job satisfaction describes how content an individual is with his or her job. 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. Employees which are dissatisfied, when unattended, do not have loyalty towards their organizations and therefore cannot produce profits. They endanger the very existence of their organizations, jeopardizing the creation of national wealth in the long run. Therefore it is necessary and important for mangers to make employees behave in a desired manner. The term job satisfaction is commonly used in the context of human



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