International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Job Satisfaction and Motivation of Teachers of Public Educational Institutions
Muhammad Jamal Shah, Musawwir-Ur-Rehman, Gulnaz Akhtar, Huma Zafar, Adnan Riaz

What factors contribute to job satisfaction? How can we motivate employees towards their work assignments? These questions remained the core area of interest of many scholars and parishioners. Reason being, job satisfaction and work motivation have strong bearing on performance (Iaffaldano and Muchinsky, 1985; Van-Knippenberg, 2000). In this regard, this study was conducted to know the impact of reward and recognition, satisfaction with supervision and work itself on job satisfaction. Moreover, the relationship between job satisfaction and work motivation was also explored with the help of responses collected from employees working in public educational institutions in Rawalpindi area. Questionnaire as research instrument was used and floated to 379 employees are various hierarchical levels. In total, 294 usable responses were received which were analyzed through SPSS 15.0. Results showed significantly positive relationship between reward and recognition, satisfaction with supervision and the work itself, with job satisfaction as well as a very positive and significant relationship was also observed between job satisfaction and intrinsic motivation. Implications of the study for management and policy makers in the context of human resource practices are discussed. Limitations and guidelines for future research are also given.

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