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Job Satisfaction and Job Commitment: A Study of Quantity Surveyors in Nigerian Public Service

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Author(s): Luqman Oyekunle Oyewobi | Bolaji Suleiman | Abubakar Muhammad-Jamil

Journal: International Journal of Business and Management
ISSN 1833-3850

Volume: 7;
Issue: 5;
Date: 2012;
Original page

ABSTRACT
While job satisfaction is a major concern in today’s organizations, there is little empirical research concerningQuantity Surveyors in public sector in Nigeria. Primary data were sourced through survey of Quantity Surveyorsin various ministries and parastatals by adopting Job Satisfaction Questionnaire used by previous researchers toelicit information under the two headings for general satisfaction scale to indicate their satisfaction ordissatisfaction with research variables along a five-point scale. The data were subjected to descriptive statistics,this paper examined the the major variables affecting job satisfaction amongst Quantity surveyors working inNigerian public sectors at federal level. The research revealed that Quantity Surveyors in public service are moresatisfied with their when adequate recognition is given and opportunities for advancement are encouraged. Theresult of the correlation also showed that strong positive relationship existed between adequate recognitionopportunities and feeling of accomplishment derived from the job with the r-value of 85%. The researchrecommended that advancement opportunity in career progression and professional development such asin-house training should be encouraged to improve quality service delivery and also practice of job developmentand job enrichment in the workplace which is vital tool to satisfy employees and make them happy should begiven adequate attention.
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