Pinnacle Educational Research & Development
ISSN: 2360-9494

March 2014, Vol.2 (3).

© Author(s) 2014. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article

 

COMPARISON OF JOB SATISFACTION OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE UNIVERSITY TEACHERS ON SELECTED VARIABLES IN KHYBER PAKHTUNKHAWA

Rukhsana Aziz1, Dr. Rabia Tabassum2 & Prof. Dr. R. A. Farooq3*

1Ph.D Scholar
Northern University
Nowshera, Pakistan.

2Associate Professor & HOD (Education)
Northern University
Nowshera, Pakistan.

3Dean
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Northern University
Nowshera, Pakistan.

Accepted 12 March, 2014; Available Online 27 March, 2014

Abstract:

Teachers are the bedrock of education of every nation with the responsibility to pass on knowledge from generation to generation. This study investigates teachers' satisfaction at the workplace of both public and private universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is assumed that a teacher will perform well if he/she is satisfied with his/her job. The purpose of the study was to differentiate the perceptions of public and private university teachers by their designation, work experience, academic qualification, gender and age about job satisfaction. The population of the study consisted of all teachers of public and private universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa. The researcher randomly selected 14 (7 public and 7 private) out of 25 universities. The sample size was 420 respondents. Questionnaire was used for data collection. Independent Sample t-test was applied for data analysis. No significant difference was found between the perceptions of public and private university teachers. It was concluded that the views of both the public and private university teachers were the same regarding their job satisfaction.

Keywords: job satisfaction, teachers, public and private universities, facets.
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