Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment of Private College Teachers in Pakistan

DOI: 10.24312/ucpmr020204

  • Nabeeha Zulfiqar School of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Central Punjab Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Zafarullah Shaker School of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Central Punjab Lahore, Pakistan.
Keywords: Self-Actualization, Self-Esteem, Affiliation, Safety Needs, Physiological Needs

Abstract

In this qualitative study, researchers conducted research to explore the job satisfaction of private colleges’ teachers either they are exultant and satisfied with their jobs or not. A sample of five teachers, two students and two principles has been taken for conducting interviews from two cities of Pakistan, Lahore and Faisalabad. Ultimate purpose of this study is to know about the job satisfaction of teachers working in private college, which elements affect their job satisfaction. This study used Maslow’s Need Hierarchy theory and try to link factor of job satisfaction with this theory. This study explored that most of the teachers could not fulfil their basic need (physiological need) then it is difficult for them to fulfil the next needs. So for the job satisfaction of private college teacher, preference should be given to fulfil their physiological needs along with other needs which are also indispensable. This study concluded that private colleges are not fulfilling physiological needs of teachers. If teachers are not satisfied with their job then they will not provide effective input in their work which will effect students’ result performance and their loyalty and dedication will reduced. If the teachers are satisfied then they will effectively contribute to conveying knowledge, improvement of skills and talents that will lead to overall growth and progress of students and for the well-being of community. Due to time constraints, only two colleges were selected and from thesecolleges not all the teachers were interviewed in this study.

Published
2019-06-30