Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Job satisfaction of teachers from public and private sector universities in Lahore, Pakistan: A comparative study
Issue: Vol. 11, No 4, 2018
Published date: 12-2018 (print) / 12-2018 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Fatima Hameed
University of Lahore

Iftikhar Ahmed-Baig
University of Lahore

María Luz Cacheiro-González
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Madrid
Keywords: Job Satisfaction, Higher Education Institutions, Teachers, Private Universities, Public Universities, Pakistan
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2018/11-4/15
Index PUBMS: 9d66bb0c-18e4-11e9-82eb-fa163e6feac6
Language: English
Pages: 230-245 (16)
JEL classification: I23, J28

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the Job Satisfaction of teachers in Higher Education Institutions from the Public and Private Sector in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. A comparative study has been carried out, based on the survey method using a quantitative approach. Data were collected from a questionnaire completed by 345 Teachers (203 from public and 142 from private sector), from 10 universities (5 public and 5 private), using convenience sampling. The results of the Chi-Squared independence hypothesis test reveal statistically significant differences in degree of agreement for some of the statements between the Public and Private University Teachers on the Job Satisfaction scale (salary, promotion, benefits, coworkers, type of work done, and communication within the organization). Suggestions have been proposed for educational managers to consider professional and personal perceptions related to Job Satisfaction based on Teacher’s needs and perceptions.


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