Lecturers' job satisfaction in a public tertiary institution in Singapore: ambivalent and non-ambivalent relationships between job satisfaction and demographic variables

Paul, Emily Pakivathy, and Phua, Seok Kheng (2011) Lecturers' job satisfaction in a public tertiary institution in Singapore: ambivalent and non-ambivalent relationships between job satisfaction and demographic variables. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 33 (2). pp. 141-151.

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Abstract

Increasing lecturer turnover rates and fewer qualified recruits choosing a career in academia threaten the integrity of the tertiary education system in Singapore. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the relationship between lecturers' job satisfaction levels in a public tertiary institution and selected demographic variables. The study showed that most respondents were ambivalent as to their job satisfaction. There were significant differences in satisfaction levels based on age and job position. This study clearly highlights some areas the management and policy makers of the tertiary institution can examine more closely and develop innovative approaches to enhance the job satisfaction of the lecturers.

Item ID: 21806
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: demographics, job, lecturer, Singapore, satisfaction, tertiary institution
ISSN: 1469-9508
Date Deposited: 21 May 2012 06:05
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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