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Dimensions of job satisfaction of library professionals: a qualitative exploration

Haque, Mahbubul and Karim, A.N. Mustafizul and Muqtadir, Afia and Anam, Shahriyar (2012) Dimensions of job satisfaction of library professionals: a qualitative exploration. International Journal of Business snd Social Research (IJBSR), 2 (5). pp. 42-62. ISSN 2164-2559

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Abstract

This research is aimed at investigating the underlying causes of job satisfaction of the library staff at a large public university in Malaysia. A qualitative methodology, namely, hermeneutic phenomenology, approach is undertaken with Herzberg’s two-factor theory employed in designing the interview protocol. Twelve full-time librarians take part in the interviews for this purpose. Despite in a few cases, the study reveals a general concord with Herzberg’s reasoning vis-à-vis the factors leading to staff satisfaction or dissatisfaction. One striking feature of the finding relates to the religious values and environment contributing to the staff satisfaction to a great extent. Some recommendations and possible future research areas are also suggested.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4289/26751
Uncontrolled Keywords: job satisfaction, library professionals, qualitative exploration
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering.
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. A. N. Mustafizul Karim
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2012 16:12
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2012 16:12
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/26751

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