Career Self-Management and Employee Job Satisfaction in Selected Public Sector Organizations in South-South Nigeria

9 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2019

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Itayo Joy

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Stanley Anah

Department of Business Administration, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University

Daniel C. Ejike

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: June 26, 2019

Abstract

The study examined the effect of career self-management on employee job satisfaction in selected federal universities in South-South, Nigeria. The literature was segmented into four main sections namely; conceptual framework, theoretical framework, theoretical exposition and empirical review. However, the theoretical exposition was highlighted to reflect the specific objectives of the study being the main body of the literature. The study was designed as a descriptive survey for the purpose of generalizing the results for the entire population of interest. From the population of 6433 non-teaching staff identified from the selected universities in the South-South region, Nigeria, 1236 sample was estimated for the study. The main tools of analysis were frequency distribution and multiple regression analysis. All tests were based on 0.05 level of significance. Major findings from the study indicate that career self-management goal characteristics and career self-management strategies has significant and positive effect on employee job satisfaction in the organization. It was concluded that employees who are involved in goal orientation and strategic career management gain significant satisfaction from their jobs. The study recommended among others that employees should be encouraged to play more significant roles in their career by guiding them on the process of attaining career goal and by incorporating individual career management ideology in its personnel management policy.

Keywords: career, self-management, employee, job satisfaction

Suggested Citation

Joy, Itayo and Anah, Stanley and Ejike, Daniel C., Career Self-Management and Employee Job Satisfaction in Selected Public Sector Organizations in South-South Nigeria (June 26, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3410604 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3410604

Itayo Joy

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Stanley Anah (Contact Author)

Department of Business Administration, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University ( email )

Igbariam, Anambra State
Nigeria

Daniel C. Ejike

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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