Journal of Social Sciences

Job Satisfaction Among Academic Staff in Private Universities in Malaysia

A. S. Santhapparaj and Syed S. Alam

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2005.72.76

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 1, Issue 2

Pages 72-76


This study examines the relationships between pay, promotion, fringe benefits, working condition, support of research, support of teaching, gender and job satisfaction of academic staff in private universities in Malaysia. The required information was collected from 173 teaching staff who were randomly selected from three universities. The regression results indicate that pay, promotion, working condition and support of research have positive and significant effect on job satisfaction. On the other hand fringe benefits and support of teaching have negative effect. The results of Mann-Whitney U test also indicate that female staff are more satisfied than their counterpart.


© 2005 A. S. Santhapparaj and Syed S. Alam. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.