Title: A study on job satisfaction in service institution - context and model bound approach

Authors: Murugesan Punniyamoorthy; Lavanya Vilvanathan

Addresses: Department of Management Studies, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli-620015, India ' Department of Management Studies, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli-620015, India

Abstract: This study is an analysis of faculty satisfaction in a government educational institution in India. The study highlights a causal model structural equation modelling (SEM), incorporating the five job characteristics dimensions and three critical psychological states proposed by Hackman and Oldham. In this study these dimensions are considered on the basis of their importance and factors which motivate the faculty internally for their job satisfaction. Results reveal that the prioritised dimensions of faculty job satisfaction are based on autonomy that is, the psychological state which makes them responsible for the outcomes of the work. The meaningfulness of their job and knowledge of the actual result of their job also contribute to the job satisfaction of faculty.

Keywords: core job characteristics; critical psychological states; faculty job satisfaction; structural equation modelling; SEM; measurement models; structural models; service institutions; services; government educational institutions; state education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLEG.2013.059163

International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalisation, 2013 Vol.5 No.4, pp.269 - 291

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 06 Feb 2014 *

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