Annals of Business, Finance and Management

Determinants of job satisfaction among academic professionals of tertiary institutions in Zimbabwe


E. Tichawona and T. kufar

The broad objective of this study was to determine factors affecting job satisfaction among academic professionals in tertiary institutions of Zimbabwe against the backdrop of high brain drain in the sector. A total of eighty respondents were selected randomly from departmental lists and interviewed using structured questionnaires. Key informants such as administration personnel were also interviewed using semi-structured schedules. The results of the study showed that a greater proportion of the academic staff was not satisfied with their jobs. Reasons for dissatisfaction include high volume of work, inadequate salaries, allowances, loans to facilities purchase of housing stands and cars. There is need to craft a responsive incentive package that addresses the concerns of academic staff on issues related to job satisfaction and thus stave off international migration to other countries.


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