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ERIC Number: EJ1157558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-2677
Dimensions of Job Satisfaction of Teacher Educators: A Qualitative Study of the Universities of Sindh Province of Pakistan
Sahito, Zafarullah; Vaisanen, Pertti
Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, v5 n2 p43-54 2016
This research study examines the job satisfaction level and its dimensions of teacher educators-who are working at the departments, faculties and institutes of education. In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted and field-work observations were recorded on TEs (n = 40), working as lecturers, assistant professors, associate professors and professors at their respective universities. Qualitative data were analysed using thematic analysis. Six themes were inductively identified: (a) work, assignments and workload; (b) opportunities for advancement, growth and development; (c) financial and fringe benefits; (d) supervisory support, permissions and free hand; (e) working and sympathetic relationships; and (f) available facilities and working environments. All themes revealed the significance and utility of the study and also explained the proper usage of findings for the benefits of organizations, faculties, departments and TEs. This article increases and advances the knowledge by revealing the values of qualitative research methods generally, and thematic analysis specifically, as a means of disseminating the evidence-based information to its readers and all stakeholders in the concerned paradigm of the job satisfaction of TEs among the universities of the Sindh province of Pakistan. This article is a suitable, reliable and strong resource for the heads of educational organizations, such as universities, institutes, faculties, departments and TEs themselves to help them to understand the real position and the dimensions of job satisfaction, which they can apply in their daily practice to make their professional and personal life easier and more meaningful.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pakistan
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