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Job Satisfaction of Public and Private Sectors of Manufacturing Industry in Lahore, Pakistan

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posted on 2022-10-20, 16:17 authored by Stella Sardar

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 aresatisfied 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 hasmoved 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.  

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  • School of Management

Qualification level

  • Doctoral

Qualification name

  • PhD

Publication year

2017

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