Job Commitment is Highly Influenced by Job Motives and Job Satisfaction: The Case of Greek Teachers in Higher Education

By Sofia D. Anastasiadou.

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In this paper we present the relationship between the following variables: job motivation, job satisfaction and job commitment. For the purposes of the study a questionnaire was designed and administered to 311 full and part time teachers of the Technological Institute of Thessaloniki in Greece. The methods used for the analysis of data were the implicative statistical analysis and the principal components analysis. The results of the study coincide with the literature review as they indicate that low motivation and lack of job satisfaction are factors that affect teacher’s commitment and attitude towards the Institute. On the contrary teachers with strong ambitions that are satisfied with their job and the working environment are putting a maximum effort in their work. Also the analysis indicates that demographic and socio-economic factors have a strong influence on job commitment. We hope that the study will help the management of the human resources what motivates and satisfies teachers in higher education and hence makes them more productive and happy with their work.

Keywords: Job Motivation, Job Satisfaction, Job Commitment, Human Resources, Greek Teachers, Higher Education

The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 7, Issue 7, pp.69-80. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 657.215KB).

Dr. Sofia D. Anastasiadou

Lecturer, Department of Preeschool Education, University of West Macedonia, Greece

Sofia Anastasiadou holds a BSc from the Department of Mathematics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, a Master degree in Mathematics Education from Surrey University of Kingston in Great Bretagne. She has obtained her Ph.D in Multidimetional Statistical Analysis at the Macedonia University of Thessaloniki in Greece. She is currently a Lecturer of Applied Statistics and Educational Research in the Department of Preschool Education at the University of Western Macedonia in Greece. Apart form Statistics and Mathematics Education in Primary, Secondary and Higher Education her research interests are also focused in the Analysis and Interpretation of Multivariate Data for Social Science. Sofia Anastasiadou has published several papers in Greek, European and International Scientific Journals.


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