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CONTRIBUTING FACTORS FOR FACULTY JOB SATISFACTION AND JOB STRESS OF PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES IN DHAKA, BANGLADESH

Abstract

The study is aimed at identifying the contributing factors for job satisfaction and the sources of stress among private university teachers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A factor analysis of satisfaction reveals six factors: organization policy and structure, career development, relationship with co-workers, personal view towards the job, selection policy, and clear job description. Factors causing stress are feeling overextended, anxiety, inadequate working hours, less time for family, problem with students, and pressure due to understaffed and professional rivalry. A stepwise multiple regressions demonstrated that organization policy and structure, personal view towards the job, and relationship with coworkers were best predictors for job satisfaction. Whereas, pressure due to understaffed, feeling overextended, anxiety, and inadequate working hours were mainly responsible for creating job stress. From the study, it can be concluded that the faculty members are only moderately satisfied and also somewhat stressed in their profession. Implications and suggestions for future research have also been discussed.

Keywords: Job Satisfaction, Stress, Faculty

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Author Biography

S. S. S. Ahmed

BRAC Business School, BRAC University, Dhaka,
Bangladesh

M. K. Newaz

BRAC Business School, BRAC University, Dhaka,
Bangladesh

A. Akhtar

BRAC Business School, BRAC University, Dhaka,
Bangladesh