Motivators and Work Environment Associated with Job Satisfaction among Teaching Staff in AL Kindy College of Medicine
Keywords:Job satisfaction, Academic staff, Work motivators, Work environment, College of medicine
Background: Job satisfaction remains as an important concern for both employer and employee. A high-quality teaching staff is the cornerstone of a successful educational system. One step in developing a high quality faculty understands the factors associated with teaching quality and retention. One of these factors is job satisfaction, which has been studied widely by organizational researchers.Objectives: To evaluate the extent of job satisfaction of teaching staff working at AL-Kindy College of medicine and to identify some work-related factors associated with job satisfaction.Methods: A cross- sectional study was carried out. A convenient sample of 50 teaching staff, who had a teaching job at different scientific departments at AL-Kindy college of Medicine. The data was collected using a questionnaire form which includes information under three main headings: information related to the socio-demographic characteristic; the work motivators and the work environmentsResults: the study shows that 60% of the academic staff were generally satisfied with their job, the general satisfaction were more among those with age more than 50 years, males, singles, those with no children, and those living near their work place with the following percentage 68, 78, 87, 87 and 87, respectively. It also revealed that positive criticism, promotion, training, growth in work, increase income, new responsibilities, were the most motivators to work.Conclusions: Most of the academic staff were generally satisfied with their job. Most of the academic staff were satisfied to the studied work motivator and environment factors.