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|Title: ||An analysis of the different levels of job satisfaction among the different categories of academic staff at Makerere University|
|Authors: ||Ssentongo, Geoffrey Kafeero|
|Keywords: ||Job satisfaction|
|Issue Date: ||Dec-2006 |
|Abstract: ||This study was intended to find out the different levels of job satisfaction among the different categories of academic staff at Makerere University. This arouse out of observation that while similarly qualified learned colleagues employed outside the University, earned very high salaries and allowances the academic staff in Makerere University, earned meager wages. The study was consequently guided by following the objectives:
1. To investigate whether male and female academic staff members of Makerere University are equally satisfied with their different financial aspects.
2. To investigate whether male and female academic staff members of Makerere University are equally satisfied with their different non-financial aspects.
3. To examine whether senior staff (professors & PhD holders) and junior staff exhibit different levels of job satisfaction over different financial and non-financial aspects.
The study was conducted as a descriptive case study design and it was both qualitative and quantitative. It was carried out using questionnaires, interview schedule as well documentary analysis. The target population was 1084 members of the academic staff; the sample size selected was 278 members based on stratified sampling in the Science-based faculties and faculties in humanities. Questionnaires were then randomly distributed to the various faculties and a total of 174 members appropriately responded to the questionnaires. After the collection of data, the various hypotheses were tested using the Student t-Test under the statistical package for social science (SPSS).
The results of the study indicated that the academic staffs were generally dissatisfied with their salary and allowances, working conditions, research opportunities and promotion prospects. The academic staff were however, satisfied with the teaching related activities and co worker’s behavior. The researcher recommended that Makerere University should set up a commission of inquiry to study and revise the salary structure including respective allowances for all the academic staff so as to match with that earned by similarly qualified learned colleagues employed elsewhere. The University should also reconsider admitting students according to the existing infrastructures so as to reduce overcrowding in lecture halls. Similarly the promotion criterion for the academic staff should be relaxed so as to motivate the hard working individuals and to reduce the number of unfilled academic posts in the university.|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of the Degree of Master of Science in Human Resource Management of Makerere University.|
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