Investigation of Job Satisfaction Among Academics for Higher Learning Institutions in Tanzania: The Case of Mbeya Institute of Science and Technology

Kyando, Gerald Vilembella Osia (2013) Investigation of Job Satisfaction Among Academics for Higher Learning Institutions in Tanzania: The Case of Mbeya Institute of Science and Technology. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to investigate on state of job satisfaction among academic members of staff for higher learning institutions in Tanzania: The case of Mbeya Institute of Science and Technology. Factors contributing to job satisfaction and dissatisfaction among academic members of staff were examined under the research questions: What factors contribute to job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction for academic staff at the institute? What factors contribute to academic staff leave the job? and what strategies are required to solve academic staff job dissatisfaction problems? The study employed both qualitative and quantitative research approaches. Purposive sampling technique was employed to obtain respondents. About 120 survey questionnaires were distributed to respondents by the researcher and 80 statistically usable questionnaires were returned.. The methods used for data collection involved interviews, questionnaires, observations, focus group discussions and documentary review. The findings revealed factors contributing to academic staff job satisfaction and dissatisfaction and those contributing them to leave their job. Finally, the study recommended necessary measures to be taken by education administrators and the government to solve academics problems and minimize turnover rates at the institute and other higher learning institutions in the country.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2016 06:17
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 06:17
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1008

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