Key Determinants of Job Satisfaction Among University Lecturers

Kim, Long and Pongsakornrungsilp, Pimplas and Pongsakornrungsilp, Siwarit and Horam, Ngachonpam and Kumar, Vikas (2023) Key Determinants of Job Satisfaction Among University Lecturers. Social Sciences, 12 (3). ISSN 2076-0760

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Creating job satisfaction for employees can help organizations maintain their employees and save more costs from searching for new ones. Therefore, a primary goal of this research was to investigate how work-family conflict, workload and job stress influenced university lecturers’ work satisfaction. To accomplish the current aim, researchers invited 450 respondents who were currently having positions as lecturers at any university in Thailand. Next, a structural equation model was employed to analyze 387 valid data. In gender statistics, 45.2% were male respondents, while 54.8 % were female. Moreover, gender obtained mean scores of 1.54 with standard deviation scores of 0.49. Based on age statistics, most of the respondents who joined this research were between 20-30 years (41.3%), followed by 31-41 years (24.5%), 41-50 years (19.9%) and above 50 years (14.2%). Meanwhile, its mean score (is 2.07 with a standard deviation of 1.09. According to the results of this research, increasing work-family conflict and workload caused lecturers to receive more stress from their work. Moreover, the lecturers were happy once certain degrees of stress and work-family conflict, except workload, diminished. Meanwhile, stress among university lecturers significantly mediated their workloads and work satisfaction. This result highlighted a side effect of a certain number of workloads influencing lecturers’ stress levels, which increased the significant role of job stress in further influencing lecturers’ work satisfaction.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number:
25 February 2023Accepted
6 March 2023Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: workload, satisfaction, work–family conflict, stress, Thailand
Subjects: CAH17 - business and management > CAH17-01 - business and management > CAH17-01-01 - business and management (non-specific)
CAH17 - business and management > CAH17-01 - business and management > CAH17-01-02 - business studies
CAH17 - business and management > CAH17-01 - business and management > CAH17-01-04 - management studies
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > Birmingham City Business School
Depositing User: Vikas Kumar
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2023 09:31
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 11:48

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