Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
Articles Information
Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.1, No.5, Nov. 2015, Pub. Date: Feb. 1, 2016
Pay and Supervision as Correlates of Job Satisfaction Among Junior Workers in a Ghanaian University
Pages: 540-544 Views: 541 Downloads: 271
Authors
[01] Peter Dwumah, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
[02] Nelson Gyasi-Boadu, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
[03] Luke Adonbire Ayamga, Institute of Distance Learning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
Abstract
The study examined whether pay and supervision were related to job satisfaction of junior workers in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, a university in Ghana. The findings indicate that majority of junior workers were dissatisfied with their work. Using Pearson correlation, it was found that junior workers who were satisfied with their pay were less likely to be dissatisfied with their work (r = -0.439, p<0.01, and n=95). Similarly junior workers who were satisfied with the level of supervision were less likely to be dissatisfied with their work. The study therefore recommends the need for the management of the university to re-examine the pay and supervision regimes of the junior workers to enhance their job satisfaction.
Keywords
Pay, Supervision, Job Satisfaction, Workers, Ghana
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