FACTORS AFFECTING JOB SATISFACTION OF UNIVERSITY TEACHERS: AN APPLICATION OF HERZBERG’S TWO-FACTOR THEORY
Journal: Advanced Management Science (AMS)
Author: Bin Sun, Thitinant Wareewanich
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In China, forty percent of teachers said that they would probably or definitely leave teaching for another employment if the opportunity occurred. The current study aims to examine the factors affecting job satisfaction with university teachers based on an application of Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory. The independent variables of the current study are Hygiene factors (Compensation, Supervision, Interpersonal, Policy and Administration, Working Conditions) and Motivation factors (Achievement, Advancement, Work Itself, Recognition and Responsibility); while the dependent variable is job satisfaction. In this study, the researcher used Quantitative method and 150 university teachers as samples in Henan Province, China. Descriptive analysis and linear regression used for data analysis. The findings of the current study revealed that all of the motivation factors have significant relationship with job satisfaction; All hygiene factors except for interpersonal have significant relationship between job satisfaction. And also, females have better job satisfaction compared to males. Future studies are suggested to study the similar framework of the current studying in different provinces to examine its replicability.