The Impact of Job Enrichment on Job Satisfaction of Local Government Workers in Temeke Municipal Council of Tanzania
This study examines the impact of job enrichment on employee job satisfaction of local government workers in Tanzania. Specifically, the study examines how job characteristics, job meaningfulness, job responsibilities, and knowledge about job results impact employee job satisfaction. The target population of the study is 4000 employees of Temeke Municipal Council in Tanzania from which a sample of 396 respondents were drawn using a stratified simple random sampling technique. Temeke Municipal Council was selected since it is one of the biggest municipalities where the workers are highly dissatisfied due to the big workload and the pressure from the central bureaucracy, but it is not clear to what extent job enrichment is affecting job satisfaction. The data were collected through a self-administered questionnaire with closed-ended questions and analyzed quantitatively using descriptive statistics and regression analysis with the aid of STATA software. The findings show that job enrichment impacts positively on employees' job satisfaction because all the variables of job enrichments show a strong positive and statistically significant relationship with job satisfaction. This study recommends that job satisfaction among employees of the organizations could be increased through enriching their jobs focusing on job characteristics, job meaningfulness, job responsibilities, and knowledge about job results.
Keywords: Job Enrichment, Job Satisfaction, Local Government Workers, Tanzania