Factors Affecting Academic Job Satisfaction in the Public Institutions of Higher Education, Eritrea

Petros Woldu Fessehatsion, Dawit Teclemariam Bahta


Although, many researches in Africa have investigated the factors which affect job satisfaction of employees in different profit and non-profit organizations, few researches are devoted in institutions of higher education. The aim of this study is to examine the factors affecting faculty job satisfaction in institutions of higher education in Eritrea. Primary data is collected through a structured questionnaire from a randomly selected sample of 100 respondents from the IHE in Eritrea with a return number of 95 responses. SPSS 20 is utilized for analysis purposes. Correlation and regression analysis is made to examine the relationships between the factors and job satisfaction, and to identify the overall contribution of the factors to the job satisfaction of the staff members. The analysis finds that research, co-workers relations, and training and development have strong positive and significant contributions to job satisfaction of the faculty in institutions of higher education in Eritrea. Although the correlation result of the other three variables was moderately strong and significant, the regression outcome has shown insignificant but positive contributions. The research finally concludes that these factors need to get more focus so that the IHE in Eritrea can retain their faculty members.

Keywords: Academic job satisfaction, Eritrea, influencing factors, Institutions of Higher education,

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