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ERIC Number: ED530899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Job Satisfaction: The Comparison between School-Leavers and College Graduates
Kamarulzaman, Wirawani; Nordin, Mohamad Sahari
Online Submission, Paper presented at the International Conference on Arts, Social Science & Technology (2nd, Penang, Malaysia, Mar 3-5 2012)
The purpose of this study is to address the gaps in the literature and compare the job satisfaction between school leavers and college graduates. Specifically, the proposed study sought to expand the existing, yet limited research exploring job satisfaction between school-leavers and college graduates. In this study, the comparison includes these factors: the job itself (work conditions, employment benefits, job challenge, job security, and educational benefit), pay, opportunities for promotion, supervisor, and coworkers (Wei & Kopischke, 2001). This study used MSQ as a data gathering tool. The questionnaires were administered to 89 male respondents, 55 are school-leavers and 34 are graduates, and 121 female respondents, 60 are school-leavers and 61 are graduates. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was employed as a tool to conduct independent t-test, and descriptive statistical analysis. The results showed insignificant differences of job satisfaction between the variables. Several recommendations for future studies were also listed. (Contains 6 tables.) [Paper published in: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Arts, Social Science & Technology (2012).]
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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