Job Satisfaction and Employee Commitment in the Academic Profession: A Gender Approach

By George Kokou and Christiana Ierodiakonou.

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The proposed research seeks to examine job satisfaction and employee commitment in private academic institutions in Cyprus and to identify the existence of gender satisfaction and commitment gaps.

Keywords: Gender, Job Satisfaction, Employee Commitment, Academics

The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 6, Issue 8, pp.101-124. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.130MB).

George Kokou

Undergraduate studies at Wichita State University (B.A. in Economics, 1999), postgraduate studies at the University of Hull (M.B.A. in Management, 2001). Employment record includes shipping and sales assistant at Apollon Computers, Inc. (Wichita, KS) and administrative advisor for a number of private sector firms on issues concerning employee relations and operational and financial efficiency. Communication associate of the Cyprus Rehabilitation Counceling Association (CRCA) and seminar coordinator of CRCA 1st annual conference. Currently employed as full-time lecturer at P.A. College, since 2001. Courses taught include Strategic Management, Economics and Human Resource Management. Supervisor of a broad range of undergraduate research work. Article published in the Cyprus International Journal of Management (Autumn, 2002). Current research interests are in Human Relations, Strategic Management, and European Economic Integration.

Ms Christiana Ierodiakonou

Undergraduate studies at the University of Cyprus (BA in Public and Business Administration, Concentration: Management and Marketing, 2001), postgraduate studies at the University of Manchester (MSc in Human Resource Management, 2002), and a PhD candidate since 2005 (Leeds University). Working experience includes the public sector as training and as administrative officer, coordinating and administrating training/education seminars and employment issues of elementary school teachers. Also employed in the private sector as a sales leads generator and human resource officer setting and managing personnel policies. Employed as a lecturer at P.A. College from 2003 to 2006, teaching mainly marketing related courses and supervising undergraduate dissertation projects. Currently employed at the University of Cyprus as a research associate working on the European Union’s project ‘EQUAL: Channels of access’. Participation in various international conferences. Research interests revolve around HRM, focusing particularly on gender equality, flexible work arrangements, corporate culture, commitment, and change.


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