TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF JOB SATISFACTION AMONG DIFFERENT FACULTIES OF A UNIVERSITY IN JILIN PROVINCE, CHINA

Mohamed Mahat Ali

Abstract


The present study sought to discover teachers’ perceptions of their job satisfaction based on the demographic characteristics of gender, age and faculty at one university in Jilin province, China. The study used quantitative research method. The sample of the study comprised of 116 participants from eight different faculties in the university. Out of this, 62 were males and 54 were females. The questionnaire instrument used was based on a 5 point-Likert scale from Strongly Disagree 1, Disagree 2, Neutral 3, Agree 4 and Strongly Agree 5. All the items in the questionnaire tested job satisfaction aspects of the faculty members. The data was analysed by the use of the descriptive statistics using Statistical Package of Social Science (SPSS) software. An analysis of the data by use of ANOVA revealed a significant difference in job satisfaction between the faculties. For the independent variable of age, ANOVA analysis showed that there was no significant difference in job satisfaction between the age groups. As far as the third independent variable of gender was concerned, the result showed that there was no significant difference between males and females in job satisfaction of the teachers in the university. The study was guided by Herzberg (1959) Motivational Hygiene theory. Herzberg believes that employees tend to be motivated by factors like personal advancement, achievement & development, responsibility and recognition in the execution of their duties.

 

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teachers’ perceptions, job satisfaction, faculties, age, gender

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