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Job Satisfaction among Academic Staff in Faculty of a Reputable Turkish University: Past and Present

Year 2016, Volume 3, Issue 1, 1 - 11, 01.06.2016

Abstract

This paper examines the change of the determinants of job satisfaction and the commitment among the academic staff between the years 2002 and 2014, in a faculty of a distinguished Turkish university in different age, gender, and positional tenure groups. A questionnaire was filled in by 35 academic staff in 2002 and by 39 academic staff in 2014. The analyses of two different time survey data revealed that positional tenure, age, gender, compensation, and marital status, have different effects during the 12 years period of time.

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  • Seifert, T.A., & Umbach, P.D. (2008). The Effects of Faculty Demographic Characteristics and Disciplinary Context on Dimensions of Job Satisfaction. Research in Higher Education, 49: 357-381.
  • Smeenk, S.G.A., Eisinga, R.N., Teelken, J.C., & Doorewaard, J.A.C.M. (2006). The effects of HRM practices and antecedents on organizational commitment among university employees. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 17(12): 2035-2054.
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Year 2016, Volume 3, Issue 1, 1 - 11, 01.06.2016

Abstract

References

  • Altbach, P. G. (Ed.). (2003). The Decline of the Guru: The Academic Profession in Developing and Middle-Income Countries. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • August, L., & Waltman, J. (2004). Culture, climate, and contribution: Career satisfaction among female faculty. Research in Higher Education, 45(2): 177-192.
  • Bentley, P.J., Coates, H., Dobson, I.R., Goedegebuure, L., & Meek, L.V. (Eds.). (2013a). Job Satisfaction around the Academic World. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Bentley, P.J., Coates, H., Dobson, I.R., Goedegebuure, L., & Meek, L.V. (2013b). Academic Job Satisfaction from an International Comparative Perspective: Factors Associated with Satisfaction Across 12 Countries. In Bentley, P.J.,
  • Coates, H., Dobson, I.R., Goedegebuure, L., & Meek, L.V. (Eds.), Job Satisfaction around the Academic World (pp 239-262), Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Biswas-Diener, R., & Diener, E. (2001). Making the best of a bad situation: Satisfaction in the slums of Calcutta. Social Indicators Research, 55: 329-352.
  • Bos, J.T., Donders, N.C.G.M., Bouwman-Brouwer, K.M., & Van der Gulden, J.W.J. (2009). Work characteristics and determinants of job satisfaction in four age groups: university employees’ point of view. Int Arch Occup Environ Health, 82:1249-1259.
  • Bozeman, B., & Gaughan, M. (2011). Job Satisfaction among University Faculty: Individual, Work, and Institutional Determinants. The Journal of Higher Education, 82(2): 154-186.
  • Burrus, J., & Roese, N.J. (2006). Long ago it was meant to be: the interplay between time, construal, and fate beliefs. Pers Soc Psychol Bull, 32(8):1050-8.
  • CBRT (2014). Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey foreign exchange rates. http://www.tcmb.gov.tr/wps/wcm/connect/TCMB+TR/TCMB+TR/Main+Menu/Istatistikler/Doviz+Kurlari/Gosterge+Niteligindeki+Merkez+Bankasi+Kurlarii. Accessed 5 July 2014.
  • Crooker K.J., & Near, J.P. (1998). Happiness and satisfaction: Measures of affect and cognition? Social Indicators Research, 44: 195-224.
  • Cummins, R. A., Eckersley, R., Pallant, J., Van Vugt, J., & Misajon, R. (2003). Developing a national index of subjective wellbeing: The Australian unity wellbeing index. Social Indicators Research, 64: 159-190.
  • Demerouti, E., Bakker, A.B., Nachreiner, F. & Schaufeli, W.B. (2001). The job demands-resources model of burnout. Journal of Applied Psychology, 86: 499-512.
  • Enders, J.; & Teichler, U. (1997). A victim of their own success? Employment and working conditions of academic staff in comparative perspective. Higher Education, 34(3): 347-372.
  • Filiz, Z. (2014). An Analysis of the Levels of Job Satisfaction and Life Satisfaction of the Academic Staff. Social Indicators Research, 116: 793-808.
  • Heijstra, T., Bjarnason, T., & Rafnsdóttir, G.L. (2015). Predictors of Gender Inequalities in the Rank of Full Professor. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 59(2): 214-230.
  • Horton, S. (2006). High aspirations: differences in employee satisfaction between university faculty and staff. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 1(3): 315-322.
  • Howell, R.T., Kurai, M., & Tam, L. (2013). Money Buys Financial Security and Psychological Need Satisfaction: Testing Need Theory in Affluence. Social Indicators Research, 110: 17-29.
  • Iiacqua, J. A., Schumacher, P., & Li, H. C. (1995). Factors contributing to job satisfaction in higher education. Education, 116(1): 51-61.
  • Lacy, F.J., & Sheehan, B.A. (1997). Job satisfaction among academic staff: An international perspective. Higher Education, 34(3): 305-322.
  • Love, K.M., Tatman, A.W., & Chapman, B.P. (2010). Role stress, interrole conflict, and job satisfaction among university employees: the creation and test of a model. Journal of Employment Counseling, 47: 30-37.
  • Machado-Taylora, M.L., Whiteb, K., and Gouveia, O. (2014). Job Satisfaction of Academics: Does Gender Matter? Higher Education Policy, 27: 363-384.
  • Mamiseishvili, K., & Rosser, V. J. (2010). Examining the relationship between faculty productivity and job satisfaction. Journal of the Professorate, 5(2): 100-132.
  • Medawar, P.D. (1979). Advice to A Young Scientist. Harper and Row, New York.
  • Moghaddam, M. (2008). Happiness, faith, friends, and fortune-Empirical evidence from the 1998 US survey data. Journal of Happiness Studies, 9: 577-587.
  • Oshagbemi, T. (2003). Personal correlates of job satisfaction: empirical evidence from UK universities. Int J Soc Econ, 30(12): 1210-1232.
  • Saner, T., & Eyupoglu, S.Z. (2012). The Age and Job Satisfaction Relationship in Higher Education. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 55: 1020-1026.
  • Saner, T., & Eyupoglu, S.Z. (2013). The Gender-marital Status Job Satisfaction Relationship of Academics. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 106: 2817-2821.
  • Seifert, T.A., & Umbach, P.D. (2008). The Effects of Faculty Demographic Characteristics and Disciplinary Context on Dimensions of Job Satisfaction. Research in Higher Education, 49: 357-381.
  • Smeenk, S.G.A., Eisinga, R.N., Teelken, J.C., & Doorewaard, J.A.C.M. (2006). The effects of HRM practices and antecedents on organizational commitment among university employees. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 17(12): 2035-2054.
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education, (2001). Almanac 2001-2002, 48: 26-29.
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education, (2013). Almanac 2012-2013, 60: 6-7.
  • Teichler, U. (2014). Opportunities and problems of comparative higher education research: the daily life of research. Higher Education, 67(4): 393-408.
  • Turkish Statistical Institute (2014). Consumer Price Index Datas. http://tuikapp.tuik.gov.tr/Dagitim_uyg/?kn=73&locale=en. Accessed 7 July 2014.
  • World Bank (2014, July 1). GDP (current US$) Data. Retrieved from http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.MKTP.CD
  • Zheng, S., Wang, Z., & Song, S. (2014). Pay Satisfaction of Employees: A Case Study of a State-Owned Science Institute in China. Social Indicators Research, doi: 10.1007/s11205-013-0554-x.
  • Zumbo, B., & Michalos, A. (2000). Quality of life in Jasper, Alberta. Social Indicators Research, 49: 121-145.

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Publication Date June 1, 2016
Published in Issue Year 2016, Volume 3, Issue 1

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APA Barlas, B. (2016). Job Satisfaction among Academic Staff in Faculty of a Reputable Turkish University: Past and Present . International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research , 3 (1) , 1-11 . Retrieved from http://ijcer.net/en/pub/issue/26599/279954

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