The Job Satisfaction of University Teachers

Fatwa Tentama, Netty Merdiaty, Subardjo Subardjo

Abstract


Employee job satisfaction is an important factor that can determine organizational productivity, and organizations need to pay attention to this pivotal aspect. This study aims to empirically examine the role of transformational leadership styles and employability on employee job satisfaction. The participants of this study are 49 university teachers at the University of X Yogyakarta. The sampling is randomly chosen using a simple random sampling technique. In addition, data are collected using the scale of job satisfaction, the scale of transformational leadership style, and scale of employability. The data are then analyzed using multiple linear regression techniques. The results showed that 1) Simultaneously, transformational leadership style and employability provide a very significant role in influencing job satisfaction with p = .000 (p < .01), 2) partially transformational leadership style provide a significant role on job satisfaction with p = .019 (p < .05), 3) partially there was a very significant role of employability on job satisfaction with p = .000 (p < .01). Transformational leadership style and employability contribute 52.5% to job satisfaction. Employability contributed more dominantly to job satisfaction (35.8%) than the transformational leadership style (16.7%).

Keywords


Employability; Job satisfaction; Transformational leadership style

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