Determinants Of Job Satisfaction Of Trainers The Case Of Selected Government Polytechnic Colleges Of Addis Ababa

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Addis Ababa University


The job satisfaction of trainers is the most important factor in government polytechnic colleges. If effectiveness and productivity of the polytechnic colleges are to be enhanced, then it is must to examine what factors influence the job satisfaction of trainers in the polytechnic colleges. Thus the purpose of this study was to examine factors affecting job satisfaction of government polytechnic colleges of Addis Ababa that are explained by Herzberg job motivator and hygiene factors. The study was conducted in Addis Ababa government polytechnic colleges in order to assess the determinants of the job-satisfaction of the trainers. The major sources of the data were three colleges of Addis Ababa government polytechnic college: Trainers (233), Deans (3), Out-come based Training process owners (3), Human resources Department heads (3). To conduct the study, a descriptive survey method was employed. In selecting the sample from the colleges, a purposive sampling method was used. In addition, the respondents were included based on simple random sampling techniques. For this thesis questionnaire and interview were used to collect quantitative and qualitative data. The quantitative data collected through questionnaire were analyzed using descriptive statistical tools such as percentage, mean scores; correlation and chi-square test (SPSS version 20) were used for the analysis. The results of the study show that there were poor working condition, ineffective supervision, poor recognition, poor organizational and administration policy, inadequate salary, inadequate fringe benefit, lack of interpersonal relationship and poor communication level i.e. the job satisfaction for these facet are very low. On the other hand the nature of work, responsibility of the work, opportunity for advancement and achievement except scholarship and further education are the highest contributors for the satisfaction of the trainers. Chi-square indicates that there is association between gender and the overall level of job satisfaction but not age. In addition, Pearson correlation table shows that there is statistically strong positive correlation between the variables. Finally, Developing a consistent recognition program, to give scholarship opportunity, provide financial and material rewards, promotion to better responsibility level, revising and improving the salary structure (scale) , improve the supervisors skill and ability; sufficient budget allocation and purchase or search for donation from different sources, provide sufficient fringe benefit , follow participative management principle understanding the trainers’ attitude towards their job and job-reflecting factors are some of the recommendations that are forwarded to reduce trainers’ job dissatisfaction and enhance their satisfaction



Trainers, Job satisfaction, motivator factors