Title: Determinants of job satisfaction in the Lebanese construction sector

Authors: Demetris Vrontis; Hani El Chaarani; Sam El Nemar; Bacel Yamak

Addresses: School of Business, University of Nicosia, 46 Makedonitissas Ave., P.O. Box 24005, 1700 Nicosia, Cyprus ' Faculty of Business Administration, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon ' Faculty of Business, AZM University, Fouad Chehab Boulevard, Tripoli Campus, Lebanon ' Faculty of Business Administration, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Abstract: Job satisfaction is the fulfilment or enjoyment that a person derives from their job. Job satisfaction has been a focal point of social sciences studies since the early 1900s, due to its substantial impact on employees' mental health, as well as its influence on the workplace atmosphere and productivity. This study aims to ascertain the determinants of job satisfaction in the Lebanese construction sector. The primary data was gathered through a quantitative structured questionnaire, while the sample amounted to 106 employees in the construction sector. The results of the study revealed a significant positive relation between payment (salary), financial benefits, promotion, and personal job satisfaction. In addition, this study revealed a non-significant connection between gender, age, package incentives, job security, rank, relationships with co-workers, stress/workfamily conflict, designation (social recognition), and job satisfaction.

Keywords: job satisfaction; job performance; construction.

DOI: 10.1504/JGBA.2019.103318

Journal for Global Business Advancement, 2019 Vol.12 No.4, pp.516 - 541

Received: 14 Jun 2019
Accepted: 23 Aug 2019

Published online: 23 Oct 2019 *

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