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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Govender, Dhevan
URN etd-04052011-131520
Document Title Factors influencing job satisfaction of managers at state owned enterprises
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Advisor Name Title
Dr M Bussin Supervisor
  • leader empowering
  • work-life balance
  • job performance
  • job satisfaction
Date 2011-04-20
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Understanding the factors that influence Job Satisfaction of managers is vital because satisfied managers will improve overall effectiveness of an organisation. State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) play a crucial role within economies, however a lack of attention has been focussed on understanding the concept of job satisfaction within this context.

The main objective of this research was to identify the factors which are most important to influencing job satisfaction of managers at SOEs and to verify whether these factors are influenced by demographics. A survey was developed and utilised to gather data regarding the importance of several factors to a managerís job satisfaction. The data that was gathered was statistically analysed in order to support or reject the research propositions.

The findings of the research indicated that three factors predominantly influenced the job satisfaction of managers at SOEs; namely, Inspirational Leadership and Purposeful Work, Equitable Rewards and a Facilitative Work Environment and Effective Working Relationships and Work Life Balance. The results also provided support for the research propositions concluding that the factors influencing job satisfaction are certainly affected by demographics. A Three Factor Framework and Organisational Effectiveness Framework were developed to graphically represent the findings of the study.

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Please cite as follows:

Govender, D 2010, Factors influencing job satisfaction of managers at state owned enterprises, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-04052011-131520 / >


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