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Factors influencing the job satisfaction of academics in Higher Education

Show simple item record Schulze, Salome 2009-05-22T08:31:48Z 2009-05-22T08:31:48Z 2006
dc.identifier.citation Schulze, S. 2006. Factors influencing the job satisfaction of academics in Higher Education. South African Journal of Higher Education, 20(2):318-335. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1011-3487
dc.description.abstract Since there has not been much research focus on job satisfaction in Higher Education in South Africa, this article describes the job satisfaction of these academics in times of transformation. A survey design involved 94 respondents from similar departments at a residential and a distance education institution. A questionnaire focused on teaching, research, community service, administration, compensation, promotions, university management, co-workers' behaviour and physical conditions. Demographics that could influence the job satisfaction of the academics were also considered. These included university context, being employed on a full-time or part-time basis, rank, ethnic group, union membership and gender. Factors causing satisfaction and dissatisfaction were identified. These were sometimes influenced by the above-mentioned demographics. Three-quarters of the sample indicated that, all things considered, they were satisfied with their work. Significant correlations between job satisfaction and physical conditions and support, in particular, were determined. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Unisa Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries South African Journal of Higher Education en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 20(2) en_US
dc.subject higher education en_US
dc.subject job satisfaction en_US
dc.title Factors influencing the job satisfaction of academics in Higher Education en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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