Job Satisfaction of Public and Private Sectors of Manufacturing Industry in Lahore, Pakistan
Sardar, Stella Mariam
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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This study is conducted to investigate the statistical relationship between motivational factors (extrinsic/intrinsic) and job satisfaction of public and private-sector employees in the manufacturing industry of Lahore-Pakistan. Memon and Tahir (2012) stated that the manufacturing industry in Pakistan, which is one of the leading industries of the world, has shown decline in productivity in recent years. Various studies have shown that productivity improvement could be achieved when employees are satisfied with their jobs as it has direct influence on the performance of organisations (Aziri, 2011). This thesis represents an original contribution of job satisfaction in the manufacturing industry of Lahore, Pakistan. In the last decade, Lahore has moved internationally to capture the global market. As a result, it is essential that it should concentrate on the employees of manufacturing industries in the region (Raza et al. 2015). However, due to increase in competition, some companies have failed to maintain their positions in the market. Hence, studies to date have provided some indication about how job satisfaction could be enhanced to the benefit of employees in these industries. However, although this subject area is a popular area in management studies, conclusions are frequently either inconclusive or conflicting. Using multiple regression analysis, research findings indicate that job security, supervision, working conditions, task significance, work environment, promotion, work itself, achievement, recognition and responsibility hold a statistically significant relationship with job satisfaction except for salaries and co-workers. The results obtained from the T-Test indicated that a statistical significant difference exists between the public and private-sector employees in the manufacturing industry of Lahore-Pakistan. The findings of this research, therefore, indicate that public sector employees are more satisfied with their jobs as compared to private sector employees. This study has implications for the public and private-sector entities and has opened a gateway for future researchers to explore further the variables which could enhance employee’s job satisfaction in the private sector of the manufacturing industry in Lahore-Pakistan.
PhD Thesis - School of Management
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