p-ISSN 2146-796X
e-ISSN 2146-7978
Yunus Söylet

Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
Süphan Nasır

Associate Editors
Burak Önal
Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
2019 Volume 9
Deomed Publishing
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Volume 9, Issue 1, April 2019,
Page(s): 59-66
Original Empirical Research
Received: January 12, 2018; Accepted: June 19, 2018; Published online: February 8, 2019
doi:10.2399/yod.18.031; Copyright © 2019, Deomed
Academicians' Job Satisfaction and Effective Factors
Ülfiye Çelikkalp1 ORCIDID (E-mail), Münire Temel1 ORCIDID, Şebnem Bilgiç2 ORCIDID
1School of Health, Namık Kemal University, Tekirdağ, Turkey
2Faculty of Health Sciences, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey
*This study was presented as an oral presentation at the 2nd International Occupational Safety and Health Congress held in Kocaeli on 8-9 November 2017.
The aim of this study is to determine the level of job satisfaction of academicians and to determine the effect of socio-demographic characteristics, workload, work-family and family-job conflicts on job satisfaction. The study was conducted with 209 academicians working at a state university. The data were collected using the Minnesota Job Satisfaction Scale, Work-Family, Family-Work Conflict Scale, and a form including sociodemographic variables. In the study, job satisfaction scores of women compared to men, research assistants compared to professors/associate professors, and academicians not satisfied with their job and salary compared to those satisfied were found out to be significantly low. Variables such as being a woman, working as a research assistant, devoting much time to scientific work, and having a child of 0-6 years of age lead to differences in the scores of work-family, family-work conflict. There is a significant negative relationship between work-family, family-work conflict and job satisfaction. It was determined that despite the job satisfaction level not being low, academicians experience more work-family conflict. It is clear that job-family conflict affects the performance of both the individual and the organization, and that a supporting organizational culture would have a positive effect on job satisfaction as well as on family-work balance. In order to balance the family and career, there is a need to develop both organizational and individual coping strategies.
Keywords: Academician, job satisfaction, work-family balance
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