Impact of Physical Working Conditions on Operational Level Employees’ Job Satisfaction: Case Study of Selected Manufacturing Companies in Sri Lanka

THG Geethika, KAC Chandrika

Abstract


Area of the Study

 

As a significant determinant of job satisfaction of employees, this study is to discuss the impact of physical working conditions on job satisfaction of operational level employees in the selected manufacturing companies in Sri Lanka.

 

Problem of the Study

 

There is an empirical and theoretical knowledge gap of how physical working conditions impact job satisfaction of the operational level employees in the selected manufacturing companies in Sri Lanka.

 

Method of the Study

 

The data were collected from a convenient sample of 70 operational level employees in selected manufacturing companies in Sri Lanka with a structured questionnaire, which consisted of 44 questions/statements with five point Likert scale. The data analyses included the univariate and bivariate analyses.

 

Findings of the Study

 

The findings of the study are that there is neither positive nor negative relationship between physical working conditions and the job satisfaction of operational level employees in the selected manufacturing companies in Sri Lanka. As per the regression analysis, physical working conditions have significantly explained 1.5% of the variance of job satisfaction.

 

Conclusion of the Study

 

It is concluded that physical working conditions should be considered to maintain the satisfaction level of operational level employees in the selected manufacturing companies in Sri Lanka. However, there is no divergence of the impact of physical working conditions on job satisfaction of operational level employees in the selected manufacturing companies in Sri Lanka.

 

Keywords: Physical Working Condition, Job Satisfaction, Operational Workers


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