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A critical evaluation of job satisfaction levels during the transitional period of a merger : the case of Walter Sisulu University

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dc.contributor.advisor Le Roux, S.J. en
dc.contributor.author Mbundu, Irene Ntombentsha en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-31T11:45:06Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-31T11:45:06Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08
dc.date.submitted 2012-01-31
dc.identifier.citation Mbundu, Irene Ntombentsha (2011) A critical evaluation of job satisfaction levels during the transitional period of a merger : the case of Walter Sisulu University, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/5301> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/5301
dc.description.abstract The restructuring of the South African higher education system ranges widely across mergers and incorporations, the creation of new institutional forms, regional-level programme collaboration and rationalisation. The Council on Higher Education (CHE) calls for greater productivity and more cost-effective deployment of resources. Such changes need to be managed effectively in order for staff and managers to adapt and find new ways to operate effectively within the changing environment and to maintain job satisfaction. The aim of this study was to critically evaluate job satisfaction levels during the transitional period of merger in the case of Walter Sisulu University (WSU), as organisational excellence can be achieved when employees experience job satisfaction. The research method employed to gather data was that of quantitative design. The sample consisted of academics and non-academics of WSU employees from the former Border Technikon, Eastern Cape Technikon and University of Transkei. The instrument used to collect data was a modified version of the 1977 Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ). Of the 130 respondents 69 were academics and 61 non-academics. Key findings of the study indicated that there are more factors that contribute to job dissatisfaction compared to those factors that contribute to job satisfaction dimension. The results also indicated that the majority of respondents were dissatisfied with most of the job satisfaction factors. The paper recommends that, during a transitional period, human capital issues should be accorded the proper attention and should be addressed early in order to maintain high staff morale (job satisfaction). This will create a smooth transition during which employees will feel valued and experience job satisfaction. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (viii, 101 leaves) : ill. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Job satisfaction en
dc.subject Job dissatisfaction en
dc.subject Transitional period en
dc.subject Academics en
dc.subject Non-academics en
dc.subject.ddc 650.1
dc.subject.lcsh Job satisfaction -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Psychology, Industrial -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Work environment -- South Africa en
dc.title A critical evaluation of job satisfaction levels during the transitional period of a merger : the case of Walter Sisulu University en
dc.type Research Report en
dc.description.department Business Management en
dc.description.degree M. Tech. (Business Administration) en


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