Volume : 3, Issue : 3, JUL 2019

FACTORS INFLUENCING JOB SATISFACTION OF COLLEGE TEACHERS

Dr. V. Pushpalatha, Mrs. D. Reena

Abstract

Job satisfaction is the level of contentment a person feels regarding his or her job. This feeling is mainly based on an individual's perception of satisfaction. Job satisfaction can be influenced by a person's ability to complete required tasks, the level of communication in an organization, and the way management treats employees. Job satisfaction is not the money, the benefits or the vacations. It is the good feeling you receive from doing the work itself. Virtually every job can provide a level of satisfaction. A teacher who recognizes student’s achievements obviously derives satisfaction from their progress. The concept of job satisfaction has been developed in many ways by many different researchers and practitioners. One of the most widely used definitions in organizational research is that of Locke (1976), who defines job satisfaction as "a pleasurable or positive emotional state resulting from the appraisal of one's job or job experiences.

 

Job satisfaction comes when one accepts a job for what it is and exploits the sources of satisfaction that comes with it. Many different sources of satisfaction are tied to the same job. Job Satisfaction is often seen interrelated with Teachers with salary, promotion in job, college environment and co-ordination and co-operation among teachers and students. The present study makes an attempt to assess job satisfaction of teachers working in arts and science colleges of North Madurai.  The population of the present study comprised of the 50 Teachers working in Arts and Science Colleges located north Madurai district.

Keywords

Salary, job satisfaction, Education, promotion, teaching, teachers.

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