Financial affairs exempt staff's perception of factors contributing to job satisfaction

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dc.contributor Fulmer, Caroline S.
dc.contributor King, Margaret I.
dc.contributor Major, Claire Howell
dc.contributor Urban, Wayne J.
dc.contributor.advisor Hardy, David E.
dc.contributor.author Whittaker, Nancy Herndon
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T17:22:32Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T17:22:32Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001850
dc.identifier.other Whittaker_alatus_0004D_12234
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/2287
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Researchers have studied various components of institutions of higher education, but few have conducted studies of the administrative staff. With the increasingly complex environment in which institutions of higher education operate, the need for a highly trained and skilled staff is imperative to the efficient and effective operation of said institutions. Administrative employees have long been ignored in studies of higher education (Johnsrud, 2002). This study's purpose is to better understand the perceptions of factors leading to job satisfaction and the perceptions of job satisfaction held by administrative employees in Financial Affairs at a research intensive doctoral institution. Using Herzberg's Motivator-Hygiene Theory as the theoretical framework for this study, four constructs were selected: 1) personal characteristics; 2) job characteristics; 3) job satisfaction; and 4) perceived work environment. An online survey was used to collect data from employees in Financial Affairs. The researcher investigated the employees' perceptions of their work environment based on personal characteristics and job characteristics. The researcher also investigated how employees in Financial Affairs perceived job satisfaction based on Herzberg's motivator-hygiene factors. Results from this study indicated no statistically significant difference in perceptions based on gender and professional certification. However, there were statistically significant differences in perceptions based on age, length of service in Financial Affairs, and supervisory status. Data analysis provided evidence of a strong correlation between the motivator factors and job satisfaction and a strong correlation between hygiene factors and job satisfaction.
dc.format.extent 198 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Educational administration
dc.subject.other Educational leadership
dc.title Financial affairs exempt staff's perception of factors contributing to job satisfaction
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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