Job Satisfaction In Higher Education

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INTRODUCTION
“Despite the importance of the impact of faculty satisfaction on developing retention strategies , there is little understanding among employers of how demographic variables, professional and institutional work life issues, and satisfaction; interact to explain faculty intentions to leave at private higher educational institutions”.
There is no doubt of the subjectivity of how do employees feel toward their jobs due to individual differences. Yet, the area of job satisfaction will continue being a growing and an interesting area for research; thus, the effects of job satisfaction in the work place has received, and will continue receiving, an increasing amount of attention by researchers. The key reason for this is that there
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Further, to explore the levels of job satisfaction and test the influence of gender and expatriates on such relation. Moreover, it attempts to test whether work family balance can cause any relationship or not. The Saudi context is viewed conceptually as it influences everyone employed in Saudi…show more content…
In regard to this, important findings were reported by Hanson and Miller (2002): An academe’s level of job satisfaction is as important to an institution goal’s achievement, as it is, to an academe’s wellbeing. From an organizational perspective, the reduction in costs associated with employee turnover is one of the most beneficial results in understanding factors that affect employee satisfaction. Generally, the potential for establishing a strong relationship between employees and organizations is greater when they feel that the employers are paying attention to their individual motivational needs. Such employees are more likely to experience higher levels of job satisfaction and less likely to leave an organization. In fact, according to Herzberg, (1974), employees are best motivated to work when their respective motivations are understood and management can best provide the means for motivation when it understands what motivates the individual employee. In addition, extrinsic factors of job satisfaction continue to have an important effect on employees’ turnover, and intrinsic factors of job satisfaction were found to have more effects and play even greater role in employee’s turnover behavior Ghazzawi, (2008). Teaching outcomes such as

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