Title: Managing migrant workers' job satisfaction: evidence from a manufacturing company in Malaysia

Authors: Yong Kong Hock; Thi Lip Sam

Addresses: College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia. ' College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine and gain a better understanding of the impact of human resource practices on migrant workers' job satisfaction. Ninety migrant workers (52 Bangladeshi and 38 Nepalese) participated in this study. Data were obtained using questionnaires and analysed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). Statistical analysis using regression analysis found that, among the independent variables, employee compensation was found to have an impact on migrant workers' job satisfaction. t-test results also revealed that Nepalese migrant workers who possess only primary education have higher job satisfaction.

Keywords: migrant workers; job satisfaction; human resources practices; global business; human resource management; HRM; manufacturing industry; Malaysia; employee compensation; education; educational qualifications; Bangladeshi migrants; Nepalese migrants.

DOI: 10.1504/JGBA.2012.049508

Journal for Global Business Advancement, 2012 Vol.5 No.2, pp.150 - 168

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 05 Oct 2012 *

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