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A Study to Measure Job Satisfaction Among Academicians Using Herzberg’s Theory in the Context of Northeast India

Monu Singh and Abhigyan Bhattacharjee

Global Business Review, 2020, vol. 21, issue 1, 197-218

Abstract: The study aims to test the significance of Herzberg’s theory in the field of academics. The study also aims to measure the differences in the satisfaction levels of academicians towards their job on the basis of the location of their home town, that is, from Northeast and other parts of the country. The study is primary in nature and data have been collected with the help of a self-developed questionnaire. The sample units consisted of 478 academicians estimating around 30 per cent of the total academicians working in the central universities of Northeast India. Researchers have used multiple regression analysis, step-wise regression analysis and t -test in the study. It was found from the study that Herzberg’s two-factor theory can be successfully applied to the academics’ job satisfaction. Both the motivation and hygiene factors have been found to be positively and significantly related to job satisfaction. It has been found from the study that there is a significant difference in the satisfaction level of academicians towards the motivation and hygiene factors of job satisfaction due to the difference in their home town. Academicians whose home town is in the Northeast are found to be highly satisfied towards the motivation and hygiene factors than the academicians whose home town is in other parts of the country.

Keywords: Job satisfaction; North-East; India; academicians; Herzberg theory; motivation; hygiene and working conditions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1177/0972150918816413

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