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Job Satisfaction Among Academic Staff in Private Universities in Malaysia

A. S. Santhapparaj and Syed S. Alam


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.

Journal of Social Sciences
Volume 1 No. 2, 2005, 72-76


Submitted On: 1 April 2005 Published On: 30 June 2005

How to Cite: Santhapparaj, A. S. & Alam, S. S. (2005). Job Satisfaction Among Academic Staff in Private Universities in Malaysia. Journal of Social Sciences, 1(2), 72-76.

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  • acadmic staff
  • job satisfection
  • Malaysia
  • Private universties