Factors affecting job satisfaction of teacher educators : empirical evidence from the Universities of Sindh Province of Pakistan
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CitationSahito Zafarullah. Väisänen Pertti. (2017). Factors affecting job satisfaction of teacher educators : empirical evidence from the Universities of Sindh Province of Pakistan. Journal of Teacher Education and Educators, 6 (1) , 5-30.
This study determines, explores and examines the factors affecting the job satisfaction of teacher educators of the universities of Sindh. A qualitative research design was employed to collect data from teacher educators (n = 40) through in-depth semi-structured interviews. For the validity and reliability of the tool, the interview protocol was checked, discussed, refined and finalized. It was then piloted after incorporating the main factors affecting an increasing job dissatisfaction were found to be an autocratic and vertical style of management; a poor administration system; mistrust; job insecurity; weak social interaction and lack of appreciation for work done. This can lead teacher educators to face psychosocial issues in their professional and personal life. The factors were inductively explored through thematic analysis, the qualitative technique of data analysis.