Job Satisfaction among Academic Staff of Universiti Utara Malaysia: A Work Environment Perspective
AbstractRecognizing the importance of job satisfaction in organizations, many researches have been conducted and underway to explore and understand job satisfaction problems in developed as well developing world. Thus, job satisfaction became a topic that received a great attention by managers and researchers alike. It is related to feelings the individual has towards his job, and any employees who supposed to express high satisfaction in their job are likely to be more productive. The aim of this article is to describe descriptively level of job satisfaction among higher learning lecturer at one of the public universities in Malaysia, i.e. Universiti Utara Malaysia. Results of the analysis show that most of the participants have a moderate level of job satisfaction. Of the 21 lecturers who responded to the survey conducted, 13 of them have a moderate level of job satisfaction. Only eight of all respondents have a high level of job satisfaction of their work environment in the school. None is included in a low level of job satisfaction. Thus, it can be said that most of the lecturers is satisfied with the work environment in the School of Social Development, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
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