A Study of Determinants of Job Satisfaction in Wolaita Sodo University Academic Staff

Andinet Bibiso


The purpose of this study was to investigate the determinants of job Satisfaction and impact of identified factors in Wolaita Sodo University academic staff due to the university is facing critical shortage of senior staff members, low morale and job dissatisfaction. The researcher were applied conclusive (Causal and descriptive) research design. The reliability coefficient of 0.829 was computed using Cronbach Alpha formula to measure the internal consistency of the questionnaire items. This research study tried to find out the main factors of job satisfaction and whether they have any impact on the job satisfaction of the academic staff of Wolaita Sodo University or not. The study result showed among twelve factors, nine explanatory variables were found to be significant. It includes communication climate followed by recognition, Autonomy, policy and procedure, Promotion, supervision, working condition, Relationship with coworkers and pay were found to be positively significant effect on job satisfaction. Thus, from the findings, it can be recommended that University authorities and academic staff should work together in order to pave way for an atmosphere that is conducive to the education process.

Keywords: Job satisfaction, Communication climate, Academic staff, Recognition and Pay


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